When I’m not sewing, I’m often reading. Here are some of my favourites this year.
A three-month old baby girl is the only survivor after a plane crash, and she is claimed by two very different families. Beautifully constructed, with memorable characters, and it kept me guessing until the very end.
This is brilliant. Nearly 500 pages, and I read it on holiday in a day. I couldn’t put it down. Kate wakes up in hospital after an accident with post-traumatic amnesia. But she does have memories, which belong to a lady who lived 400 years ago. Reminded me of the BBC series The Living and the Dead.
A series of interconnecting tales. Absorbing and covers so many aspects of modern life – from reality tv to the supernatural.
Frank is 82 and decides to risk his home and life savings to fly to help his daughter in Los Angeles. Funny, sad and crazy. I loved it.
Yasmin and her ten year old daughter Ruby set off on a journey across Northern Alaska to search for Ruby’s missing father. This is recommended on the back as a thriller – and it is – but the narrative of most of the book moves at a slow pace and Rosamund Lupton writes beautifully about love and having trust in a person. It made me want to watch Ice Road Truckers too – I never thought I’d say that!