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2015 reading challenge link up party – Feb


Rachel over at Kiwi Rach finding home has started a link up party for the 2015 ultimate reading challenge that I mentioned last month. The link up is on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month so I won’t be able to join in every time, due to the stitching SAL clashing with it, but I’ll post when I can.

I’m crossing three books off my list this time, making 4/52.

I’ve been on a Tess Gerritsen reading binge for a couple of weeks and two of those books will do nicely for the challenge. Vanish will do for the one word title, and I’m using The Mephisto club for the mystery/thriller category.

GerritsensI’ve loved catching up on the Rizzoli & Isles books. The TV series is very good, but as always, the books are better. They are so filled with detail that the TV adaptation lacks and the story lines are much more compelling. It’s really hard to put one of these down once you’ve started it.

The third book that I’m using for the challenge is The paying guests by Sarah Waters. 2015-01-05 10.55.08

I enjoyed this one, but not quite as much as some of the others by the author. I found it a bit slow to get started but once it did, it was another book that was hard to put down.

I’ve been getting some ideas for some of the other categories in the challenge and have just picked up a couple of library books that will do nicely.2015-02-01 17.12.16

I was struggling to find a trilogy that I wanted to read. I’m trying to use books on my shelves where possible but that’s something that I didn’t have. Then I realised that I did have the first two books in a set of four.2015-02-01 17.14.41I’ve been waiting for the last two to drop in price and after checking on Amazon, I found that they were both available for 1p so they’ve been ordered. I’m thinking that four books is even better than three so they’ll do nicely for the trilogy category.

I’m still searching for something set in my home city, but I have a couple of ideas. I’m still stumped on finding an author with my initials. C L if anyone has any ideas.

The link-up party is here. It’s not too late to join in if you’d like. The more the merrier.


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

6 thoughts on “2015 reading challenge link up party – Feb

  1. Thanks for joining the party Carole. I’m also struggling with the hometown book, and think I’ll ask at the library, once I’ve got through some of the other books on my list. There some be one or two set in the South Island of NZ!


    • I’m planning to read a NZ book for “The book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit”. I’ve been meaning to read The bone people for ages so I shall get that from the library. Good idea asking the library for suggestions on a Hometown book.


  2. Clive Lewis? As in – CS Lewis?


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