Book with number in the title
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarity.
This was a reread which still enjoyed second time round. It is about grown up triplets. It is a good story around interesting complex characters. I like the touch of the little chapters interspersed, through book where there is anecdotes from people with no real connection to the triplets that remember them being so noticeable as triplets.
During summer I also listened to One Day which I had read and loved twice before. as When I told someone I would like a sequalae to One Day as Love so much, they said why did I not write it myself. Therefore I was inspired to write blog posts as Dexter from the book’s daughter Jasmine.
Jasmine’s blogs July / August Summaries
A book that has been made into a film
The Martian 👽
A book by an author with the same initials as you
Pretties by Scott Westfield
A non-fiction book on any subject
Why men don’t listen and women can’t read maps by Allen and Barbara Pease.
Everyday sexism By Laura Bates
A book that has been mentioned in a song, or has the same title as a song
One day as there is a Bjork song called One Day and lots of songs include the lyric One Day for example We could be Heros (Just for one day).
A book published before you were born
Like that set during war but not much about the war. The war just provides background in that Carrie is evacuated as a child during war, but other than that war is not of relevance to her. The book has her coming back to where she was evacuated as an adult.
A book with an animal in the title
Read a book called cuckoo in July.
A book that has been translated into English from another language
Penguin modern 05: Three Japanese short stories. All three stories did not have a dramatic climax. It was the middle of the stories in the book that engaged me Closet LLB by Uno Koju translates by Jay Rubin. It was about a lazy man’s law student days (although he actually wanted to study literature) and early post graduate times.
A book by an author who is better known for something else (e.g. actor, presenter)
Awful Auntie by David Walliams
Awful Auntie by David Williams
A book that is less than 200 pages long
Penguin book: The meeting. A parody comedy book.
Penguin modern 05: Three Japanese short stories.
A book with a day, month or season in the title
Birds in spring by Evelyn Hood.
A book connected with fitness or clothes
The girl with the pearl earring. Similarities to the miniaturist as sent in similar era in Holland. It was centred around a painting, who had to have everything he was painting just so, therefore again echoes of The Miniaturist. However, that is where similarities end; The girl with the pearl earring is so much better than The Miniaturist! It is not really a spoiler to say the he story starts with a maid going to work for the artist and his wife. The artist wants to paint her but the last maid he painted was dismissed in disgrace. How can she satisfy both her employers? Does she love the artist? There is also a butcher in love with her, does she love him? Basically there is complex, rich plot which offers suspense!
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