Reading challenge 2013: The Sweetness of Life by Francoise Heritier

The third book in my challenge to ready 12 non-fiction books in 2013 is The Sweetness of Life by Francoise Heritier.In just 72 pages, this book has become one of my favourites of all time.A best-seller in its original French, The Sweetness of Life has been translated into English for the first time. Its author…

Reading challenge 2013: Into Danger by Kate Adie

First up in my challenge to read 12 non-fiction books in 2013 is Kate Adie’s Into Danger.Adie is a journalist I really admire, and I’ve previously read The Kindness of Strangers, which is her autobiography.Into Danger is a little different, in that while it’s about things she may have seen during her career, or people…

Reading challenge 2013

In 2012 I set myself a challenge of reading and blogging about one book every two weeks.I managed to read and blog about 24 books instead of the required 26 – although the reviews didn’t come every two weeks and there was a flurry of them at the end. Surprisingly, the reading wasn’t the hard…

Reading challenge book 21: The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

Book 21 in my challenge to read one book (I haven’t read before) a fortnight in 2012 is The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman. The only work by Pullman I’ve previously read is the His Dark Materials series, which I loved. The Ruby in the Smoke though, while still great storytelling, is something…

Reading challenge book 20: Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Book 20 in my challenge to read one book (I haven’t read before) a fortnight in 2012 is Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce. This is the second book I’ve read by Pearce – the first being Sweetly. Like Sweetly, this is a retelling of a classic fairytale, in this case Little Red Riding Hood. Only…

Reading challenge book 19: Sweetly by Jackson Pearce

Book 19 in my challenge to read one book (I haven’t read before) a fortnight in 2012 is Sweetly by Jackson Pearce. This is the first of two books I’ve read by Pearce, both reimaginings of classic fairytales. (Told you I was on a fairytale kick recently.) Sweetly is a reworking of the Hansel and…

Reading challenge book 18: Virals by Kathy Reichs

Book 18 in my challenge to read one book (I haven’t read before) a fortnight in 2012 is Virals by Kathy Reichs. Reichs is the author of a series of popular novels featuring forensic expert Dr Tempe Brennan, and her work also inspired the television show Bones. I’ve read neither those novels nor watched Bones,…

Reading challenge book 17: Beauty by Robin McKinley

Book 17 in my challenge to read one book (I haven’t read before) a fortnight in 2012 is Beauty by Robin McKinley. I’ve been on a bit of a fairytale kick recently, and this is one of a number of retellings of fairytales I’ve read. As you might have guessed from the name, Beauty is…