Holiday Reads

Merry Christmas! Hope you and your loved ones had a great Christmas Day!

I was asked by Brenda of Never Can be a Skinny Bitch whether I could recommend any books for holiday reading; it actually occurred to me that while I had read quite a few books over the last few months, I had intended, but failed to review them. And I continue to buy more books…..

Holiday reads….hmmmmm. If you’re looking for a new book to read/check out, I can recommend a few:

A very quick overview of the books from left to right:

My Best Friend’s Girl – it’s about a woman named Kamryn who has taken on the role of being guardian to a 5 year old girl, Tegan. Her mum Adele is dying and has contacted Kamryn as her first and only choice to look after Tegan. But can Kamryn cope, especially after Adele betrayed her? An engaging read, you can’t help but love little Tegan!

The Chocolate Run – this book is about a woman obsessed with chocolate who fully explores the ‘benefits’ of having a male best friend. Don’t be deceived by the title of the book as the story involves the evolution and devolution of friendships, secrets, lust, love and comedy.
The Woman He Loved Before – a new wife interested about the former deceased wife of her husband. Libby becomes involved in an accident which soon makes her question the circumstances surrounding the death of her husband’s last wife and whether her own life is engaging. An unexpected mystery…..
As you will have noted, the above books are by Dorothy Koomson. She is a British Author; Amazon recommended her books to me before, but it wasn’t until my holiday in September 2011 that I actually read one of her books. And now I’m hooked. I’m planning on buying her latest book, The Rose Petal Beach and I hope to provide a more comprehensive review on my blog for My Best Friend’s Girl and the Chocolate Run at a later date.
My most recent completed read is K: The Art of Love by Hong Ying which I bought for £2 at a book shop on Euston Road, London. This book is apparently based on a true story – an affair between an Englishman and a Chinese woman schooled in the ancient Taoist arts of love. It’s not so much a romance novel; it’s an erotic affair, but well written. I actually plan to buy her next book, the Concubine of Shanghai within the next few days
And my current reads?
Bought from my local Oxfam for a mere £1…and in excellent condition!

A Christmas gift from my sister, Nkechi of The Simple View!
I hope my recommendations have been helpful; even if you do not get to read much during the Christmas period, these are books to possibly add to your “to read” list x


  1. I love the Chocolate Run, I'll defo have to check out the other Dorothy Koomsun books you mentioned. Thanks for the recommendations! x

  2. These all sound like such great books! I'm currently reading 50 Shades of Gray and I love it <3.

  3. I love Zadie, I liked Think like a man too
    NRC ♥


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