It was the cover that first drew me to this book- I'm a sucker for a fantastic cover that is going to look great on my bookshelf. After I picked it up, I read the opening lines and instantly got hooked! I can't wait to delve into the world of the watchmaker this summer.
I picked up a free chapter of this book when I last visited Waterstones, and after reading it before bed that night, I couldn't sleep as I was dying to know what happened next in the book. It was a long restless night, before I was able to go back to Waterstones and buy myself a copy of this gem. Early One Morning starts with a woman rescuing a Jewish child about to be taken away by the Nazi's.
Most well known for the beautifully written Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres is back with a new book set during the Great War and featuring a love triangle- that description was enough to make it onto my summer reading list. Oh and for true fans, you can catch the author at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year!
(psst! read my post about the Book Festival here)
Sarah Winman is appearing at this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival and I can't wait to get my hands on this book to read. What attracted me to this book was the description of 87 years old Marvellous Ways sitting by the river near her home, waiting for something but she's not sure what. It's a feeling I've got myself at the moment so I instantly identified with it and was intrigued to find out what she's waiting for.
I absolutely adore the cover of this book! Whoever designed it at Atlantic Books is a true master. I was even more intrigued to read this book when I read the tag line 'What happened before Alice fell down the rabbit hole?'- sounds like a winning read to me!
Written by a Scot and former books editor for The List magazine (umm dream job alert!), this is Kirsty Logan's debut novel. The Gracekeepers is set in a time when the earth is flooded by the sea and follows a travelling circus. You can catch Kirsty at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this year.
I read the opening lines of this book at Edinburgh Airport while waiting for my recent delayed flight to Munich- and got totally hooked! The book follows Holly Sykes for six decades of her life and the consequences of a moment's impulse.
I've been wanting to read this book for a while now, for a few reasons. Firstly, because Mary Portas is awesome and I love her shows on TV because she is one kick ass woman, and secondly because I recently had a short stint working in a shop and was interested to read why someone would make standing in a shop selling clothes their life's passion. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but for someone to make it a life long career catches my interest.
Author Mina Holland takes us on a journey around 39 cuisines of the world and traces the origins of different foods in between some great recipes from around the globe. It caught my interest and I think it would make a fine inclusion in any personal library.
No summer reading top 10 would be complete without a nod to the most anticipated literary release of this year. I'm not reading any reviews in advance as I want to experience the novel for myself without any outside opinions as everyone who reads this is going to have an opinion!
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