Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Some new and some old reads

Recently I've had a bit of a book splurge and have bought a few new ones- and as I've finally finished them all, I thought they deserved a review:

The Girl who saved the King of Sweden- Jonas Jonasson
I started this book earlier this week and have already finished it! I couldn't put it down. From the author who wrote 'The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared' (a bit of a mouthful), I loved that book and I loved this book too. This book is just as dry and witty as his first; it's about Nombeko Mayeki, born into a poor South African life, she seeks to change her life as she goes on the run from the world's most dangerous secret service.

The Cuckoo's Calling- Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
Another recent purchase; I didn't know what to expect from this book (I am an avid Harry Potter fan...), so I was really pleasantly surprised to read a great crime thriller about the detective Cormoran Strike. He was a bit of a cliche, somewhat of an antihero but he has a gruffness about him I enjoyed reading. He's trying to solve the death of famous model Lula Landry and the story is full of twists and turns. Loved reading it!

Half a yellow sun- Ngozie Adichie
This is one of my long time favourites. It's set in 1960's Nigeria, over the period of the Nigerian-Biafran civil war. And the story follows Odenigbo, a university professor and intellectual who hires Ugwu, as his houseboy. The book then unfolds around the war and how it affects and the character in a unique way. I'd wholly recommend this.


  1. I really need some good books for the summer so may give these a try :)


    B xx

  2. These all sound fantastic. It takes me ages to get through a book these days as I just don't get the time! xx


  3. I've really gotten back into reading lately! Half A Yellow Sun sounds really good x


  4. Cuckoo's Calling has been on my list!

  5. Yes I find it really hard to make the time to read, but once I do- I'm glad I did :)
    Daniella x

  6. I'm on the hunt for some good books for summer too :)
    Daniella x

  7. Me too- I seem to have lulls and recently I'm into it again :)
    Half a Yellow Sun is such a great read!
    Daniella x

  8. It's such a great read! I've give it a go :)
    And the new one has recently come out
    Daniella x


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