Jodie (aka Little Miss Scout) devours books, on average she reads around fifty books a year, which doesn’t include kids books or magazines.
Over the last five years Little Miss Scout has been recording and rating the books she has read for her own list making addiction, but also just in case she is ever asked to recommend one, or has a sudden memory loss as to what book she has just read, or in the off chance that she ever got asked to do book reviews…
Here are her top five books from 2014
The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes – Anna McPartlin
Here is a truth that won’t be forgotten: this is a story about laughing through life’s surprises and finding the joy in every moment.
A brilliant read. Laughed out loud and cried all the way through this book.
It goes to show what a small world it is as it turns out the author is a sister of one of our Irish friends. Am very keen to read more of her books.
Gold – Chris Cleave
Got really churned up with this book. I had to put it down every now and then just to be able to cope. I borrowed this book off a friend and then ended up finding my own copy in a second hand shop. A great insight into the lives of cyclists and the sacrifices they make for a shot at a gold medal.
Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Could certainly relate to the main characters. A must-read if you have children that go to kindy, or school…this is about the mothers and children in a small community school, and what goes on…ie bitching, backstabbing…all sorts…without giving too much of the story away.
The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
Well written, sad, laugh out loud in bits. Obviously intriguing to find out what the husband’s secret is..
The author has a great way of immersing you in the character’s lives…and making you think that this could easily happen to you..
After I Do – Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book is about a couple that have been together since college and end up deciding to break up for a year as they have fallen out of love. It is really interesting to read his side of the story as well as hers, and it certainly makes you have a long and hard look at your own marriage. One of my friends has now purchased this book making a vow to read it every year to keep her marriage rosy.
A great read.
Who is Little Miss Scout? Read more here.