1. Breaking the silence, Diane Chamberlain - The cover sold this book to me (I'm a sucker for pretty covers) but it is literally one of the best books i've read. Amazon's 'Book description' states:
This book is from the number 1 bestselling author of "The Lost Daughter". Laura Brandon's promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she'd never heard him speak of before. a woman who remembers nothing - except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make. But Laura's promise resulted in another death - her husband's. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father's suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it...or to talk at all. Frantic and guilt-ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help, a man she's met only once before - a man who doesn't know he's Emma's real father. Guided only by a child's silence and an old woman's fading memories, tho two unravel a tale of love and dispair, bravery and unspeakable evil. This is a tale that links them all. It is a tale shrouded in silence.
2. The twilight series, Stephanie Meyer - Yes I am a lover of the twilight books, but I honestly think they're amazing. Lots of guys (and some girls) often slate them saying "vampires don't sparkle" and such things (i'm pretty sure they're just jealous that more girls love a fictional character than them). But they are beautifully written, if they weren't they would not have become so popular. If you're on the fence about the books or down right refuse to read them....become a little open-minded and give them a try...
3. The family at red roofs, Enid Blyton - This is one I loved when I was a little un'. when I was too little to read the book, my mum used to read it to me and I was a little older I read it and read it. It's a lovely story. It's more 'real' than most children's stories, no faries, talking spoons or giants although it is still suitable for children. Amazon's description is:
Molly, Peter, Michael and Shirley are thrilled with their lovely new house on the hill. It's just perfect, and they've heard it's a lucky house, too. But the luck doesn't last long, as their father goes to work abroad and their mother goes to hospital. Then some terrible news changes their life.
It's wonderfully 'real-life' and teaches the importance of family and friendship.
4. The Quantum Universe: Everything that can happen does happen, Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw- This is my geeky pick of the bunch. As I completely loved science at school I invested, and I can't lie, it is a challenging read, but a good one also. Again Amazon give an overview of the book:
But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us to understand our amazing world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good?
Here, Brian cox and Jell Forshaw give us the real science behind the bizarre behaviour of the atoms and energy that make up the Universe, and reveal exactly how everything that can happen, does happen
Thank you for reading :) Only three days left of the challenge, that does make me sad!
Lots of love, Lucy xx