A few weeks ago, I read this post by Jess from Essentially Jess about what makes a good book, a good book. I have been thinking about it a lot recently, as I have been reading books that aren’t in my usual genre. It’s also perfect timing for Kylie’s Reading Writes which is about favourite books.
I’ve been powering through books this month..so much that I’m glad that I have a kindle so that I can keep a track of the books I have read!
Echo Burning (Jack Reacher #5) – Lee Child
This is one of my favourite Jack Reacher books so far. Reacher is picked up by a beautiful woman with a problem she thinks he can solve. Not everything is as it seems and Reacher must use all of his skills as a former Military Police Officer to determine the truth. Reacher is a gruff, macho man but I like the no nonsense character. He has his own set of morals that don’t often match up with the law but he seems to have a soft side that means justice always gets served.
I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a review post for a while, but I just couldn’t find the motivation. In the month of January I managed to read 6 books so I thought now is the time!
Saving Amy – Nicola Haken
Saving Amy was one of those books that sucked in you from the start. Saving Amy tells the story of a young girl who is at the mercy of her abusive father. I found myself willing her to leave, to tell someone what was going on. After attempting suicide Amy is admitted to hospital, where the truth is slowly revealed. The story is filled with ups and downs and it’s hard to believe that this is a work of fiction because Haken manages to describe the turmoil that Amy is going through in such great detail. This book stayed with me for days afterwards, and left me wanting more.