Books I’ve recently read

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The year has kicked off with some great reads. In case you didn’t know, my Goodreads challenge for this year is to read 100 books (you can add me as a friend if you’re a GR member). I’ve also personally challenged myself to read at least one actual, tangible book – paperback or hardcover – once a month.

The first book I read (yes, I mean listened to) was The Circle by Dave Eggers. I’m a huge fan of Mr Eggers, and as someone who works in social media (and successfully overcame my Twitter addiction), I really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t as great as his debut memoir, but it was a great way to start the year (and a reminder to keep things real – i.e. IRL)

Friend and colleague Jade¬†lent me her copy of Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk. I love how his books are always a little bizarre and things “proper” people don’t discuss in “polite” company. It was an okay read; I enjoyed Lullabye and Invisible Monsters more.

Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen was an unusual read for me. I really can’t be bothered about fishing, but I did enjoy Skinny Dip and decided to give this a go. Not bad, but not great.

Two great books – best of the year so far – The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker and The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. Both these books weave the stories of their characters so beautifully and tragically. You need to read these books if you can.

What have you read that you feel requires a recommendation?

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