The best book I have read in ages
I have just finished this:
The most un-put-down-able book I have had in I can't remember when.
I don't want to ruin things by talking too much about the plot, but I honestly cried/held my breath/bit my lip/laughed out loud.
Very well done, Ms Dawn French.
That followed on from this one:
Which was also a great read.
A clever concept and also a pretty good read.
I have a rule of thumb with books: read the first 30 pages. If you don't feel anything, change the book.
As a teacher for kids with learning difficulties, this was the best English lesson rule I had. Many kids believe that they have to read through the whole book. I taught one year nine lad who'd kept the same school library book in his bag since year seven but had only read the first ten or so pages. Over and over; and hated the bl**dy book. When I 'released' him with my little gem of wisdom, he went on to read many books.
The next book on my bedside table is this one I got for my birthday:
I'll let you know how it goes.
Any book recommendations to share?