On my night table...

by Alice Hampson | https://unsplash.com/photos/xZiHAa09Jcs

by Alice Hampson | https://unsplash.com/photos/xZiHAa09Jcs

As a self-confessed bookworm, my idea of a good time is often different from that of most people I know.  It's usually a good night in - not out - if I have the house to myself and can snuggle up with a great book and a cup of tea or hot chocolate.  The lulling whoosh of rain on the roof is a bonus. 

Great reads from 2015

The Housemaid's Daughter - Barbara Mutch

Set in apartheid-era South Africa, it's the story of an unlikely friendship between an Irish woman and her maid's daughter.

The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Newly-emancipated foster child, Victoria, has been damaged by her past and is awkward in the language of every day life but fluent in the old Victorian language of flowers. 

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

A love story between two teenage cancer survivors with an unexpected and sad ending.  This one made me feel guilty for taking so much for granted, and being weighed down by seemingly small things.

The Hypnotist's Love Story - Liane Moriarty

This is a slightly unusual story of romantic obsession.  I found myself drawn to Ellen's life- unusual vocation, beach house - and could relate to her sensitivity and innocent quirkiness.

 

Soon to buy in 2016

Flowerevolution - Katie Hess

I'm going through a flower-essence fascination now, so I'm really looking forward to the October release of this one.

The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom

I'm currently reading the Kindle sample, which is quite good, so I'm eager to get the full book.  Another story of unlikely friendships and bonds...