Nicholas Sparks – Nights in Rodanthe

Well I think this is a first; a Nicholas Sparks book that I didn’t enjoy. Usually I love his books and get lost in the romance, but I just wasn’t feeling it with this one! I just couldn’t form any kind of connection to the main characters, I think in part because they were much older than I am, although this doesn’t usually cause a problem, so I think that probably wasn’t the main reason I didn’t get on with...

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Review: Nicholas Sparks – The Rescue

If you’ve read Nicholas Sparks before you’ll know he has a kind of ‘recipe’ for his books. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, there’s some drama and then everything miraculously works out okay in the end. It should be predictable, but he has a way of writing that pulls you in and you become so gripped in the story that you don’t care that you know what’s probably going to happen. This book starts off...

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Review: Paulo Coelho – Veronika Decides to Die

This is a pretty delayed review because I’ve been quite busy this week (including seeing the Blues Brothers at the cinema for the first time on Thursday and seeing the Olympic Torch in Huddersfield this afternoon), so I’m still slipping further and further behind on my reading challenge. Lacking a bit of motivation at the moment I think… But onto the review: I don’t really know how to write it without completely spoiling...

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Review: Nicholas Sparks – The Lucky One

I’m sure you totally didn’t expect me to say this, but I loved this book. When you start a Nicholas Sparks book you know totally what to expect, but it still pulls you in and you find yourself enthralled to the very last page! The book centres around a marine called Logan Thibault, who finds a picture of a woman in the middle of the desert in Iraq. After no-one claims it from the notice-board, he decides to keep it and it becomes a...

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Now Reading: Nicholas Sparks – The Lucky One

It’s no secret that I love Nicholas Sparks, I don’t think I’ve ever read one of his books that I didn’t like. Although I said that about Charlaine Harris and I’ve been disappointed with the last books I’ve read. This is one of the few Nicholas Sparks books that I’ve not read yet, and when I saw a trailer for it at the cinema I knew I needed to read the book before I go see the film. The only bad thing...

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