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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Read

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Today’s post is finally another Top Ten Tuesday! I am having a planning day for the blog. I have a book haul on the way, an event post and a wrap-up on the way!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted that is now hosted by Jana @Thatartsyreadergirl.

So without further ado, here is this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, books I can’t believe I read.

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1. Holding by Graham Norton

holding“The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother of­ two Brid Riordan hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste.

So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke – a former­ love of both Brid and Evelyn – the village’s dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community’s worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.”

I would never have picked this book up if it wasn’t thanks to starting my book blog. This is the first ever book I requested on Netgalley and I did it by accident. I had no idea I had requested it so when I received it I thought I would give it a read. I really enjoyed this book, here is my review.

2. Our Memory Like Dust by Gavin Chait

32794648“Shakiso Collard leads the evacuation from Benghazi as jihadis overwhelm the refugee camp where she works. On arrival in Paris, she is betrayed by her boss, Oktar Samboa, and watches in despair as those she illegally helped escape are deported back to the warzones of Libya.
Elsewhere, Farinata Uberti – strongman CEO of Rosneft, the world’s largest energy company – arrives in London after triggering a violent insurrection in Tanzania to destroy a potential rival in the oil market. In the Sahara, an air convoy on its way to deliver billions of dollars of drugs and weapons to Ansar Dine jihadis crashes and is lost.”

This is another book I read thank to blogging. I was on holiday last year and saw there was a few spots available on the blog tour for the release of this book. I took the chance and was selected to be on the blog tour. I would never have picked this book up in a store because I would simply never have found it in a book store. This book is really interesting, here is my review.

3. The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi

444304“It all starts when Jared Grace finds their great uncle’s book, ‘Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastic World Around You’ and the Grace kids realize that they are not alone in their new house. Now the kids want to tell their story but the faeries will do everything they can to stop them.”

I read this series of books thanks to David. I watched the Spiderwick Chronicles film years ago and my Mum bought me the film editions of the books. I read them but forgot about them quite quickly. It wasn’t until I met David and he was showing my his bookshelf that I saw them again. I read them all over again and it brought back so many memories.

3. Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern

9780007260829 (1).jpg“From naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and hin. Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But as they’re discovering the joys of teenage nights on the town and dating disasters, they’re separated. Alex’s family moves from Dublin to America — and Alex goes with them. For good Rosie’s lost without him. But on the eve of her departure to join Alex in Boston, Rosie gets news that will change her life forever — and keep her at home in Ireland.”

I read this book thanks to my Mum. My Mum is a big fan of Cecelia Ahern books and she told me to give this one a read after I heard it was being made into a movie. I really enjoyed this book so much so that I bought more Cecelia Ahern books ready to read.

5. The Curious of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

1618“Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbour’s dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. “

I read this book in high school. My year 9 english teacher read it to the class, he was one of my favourite teacher and quite recently he passed away. When I found out I decided to buy my own copy of the book and give it another book. I loved being able to read the story again and it made me realise how grateful I was that he introduced me to this book.

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There you have it, this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, books I can’t believe I’ve read! What books are there that you cannot believe you’ve read? Don’t forget to leave links to your Top 10 Tuesday below!

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