Friday, 17 October 2014

Top 3 Autumnal reads to cosy up to...

Hello Lovvies

With all the glory that the season of autumn brings there is nothing better than curling up against a window seat with a mug of Hot Chocolate indulging in one of the book that is just so much better with the background of the pitter patter of the rain against the window. The books I will mention in this post are all by writers I have never come across or heard of before so all these reads were totally new for me. These books were just random choices I had stumbled across while thrifting or going through the discarded section in my local library saving those poor books from getting chucked out. But every one of the five books I mention in this post has stayed with me for a very long time after and I have countlessly recommended them to many of my friends. And in no particular order let’s jump straight into it:

1)    Waiting- By Ha Jin
Number one is honestly not my usual type but I am so glad I crossed that bridge because this is now one of my all time favorites. I have mentioned it in another blog post too but again I’ll try to sum up this amazing novel in a few words. For seventeen years Officer Lin has allowed himself to rot in his traditional marriage to a woman with bound feet whom he has never spoken more than 15 consecutive words to. He only returns to his village once every year and spends the rest of his time at the residential wing of an army hospital. His reserved and intellectual personality has always been on the wagging tongues of gossiping women and especially when he begins to accompany the witty young Manna Wu. An absolutely incredible read. This book was described by  The New York Times as ‘an all too rare reminder of the reasons someone might feel so strongly about a book’ and judging by the ‘few words’ i clearly doo haha.

1)    The Wrong Sort Of Girl-By Valerie Anne Baglietto
This novel is a RomCom stroke Chickflick. Im not really sure how to describe it and there is not much I can say about this novel without totally blurting out the plot. The title is quite literal in the sense that the main character-Meg Oakley is not the right girl for recently widowed School teacher Matthew Potter. But fate brings them together and whilst Meg’s past is brought up she has not had the perfect life everyone has thought.
I could not find the book with the cover i have and only have one which looked like it was published in 1970 but it doesn't matter,just add to the vintage-ey style of the book.

1)    Good Harbour- By Anita Diamant
This novel is written almost just like the Good Harbour beach that is described in the novel itself. The book rather slowly, 
(too slowly for me) unravels the many suppressed tales that 
two women have been holding in for far too long. Kathleen, a women who is diagnosed with breast cancer 15 years after her sister died of the same destructive disease. She feels she 
cannot tell her husband fully about the many thought she 
faces whist undergoing many series of chemotherapy. Whilst Joyce is struggling with her only daughter who had suddenly become a stranger to her Mother and Father as she enters her teenage years. But when Joyce and Kathleen meet upon Good Harbour they do not realize they have finally found a friend whom confiding in would change their lives in ways unimaginable. 

I hope you all try to read at least one book from this post as they are all amazingly comfy Autumn reads.
                                                       Till Next Time -M