I am irritated.
I have spent the best part of an hour and a half looking for books at amazon to no avail.
Last time I read a historical romance was yesterday and I realise that after my almost 2 year hiatus from historical romances I am missing nothing. By the way I usually get my recommendations for romance books at www.likesbooks.com in the forum section.
While reading ” your top hundred books” at likesbooks.com I kept coming across “Pride and Prejudice” and have finally caved in and decided to buy the book. My dislike for all things “old school british literature” stems from high school literature class. Lord I hated “Wuthering Heights”. The font alone was an instant turn off. Then the book was thick and the fact that I had to read it for my form 5 exam.. hated that one. “Great Expectations” was an ok story…but i had to read it like 5 times before I could relly get into it.
Those two books sealed it for me. So everytime I have heard of Pride and Prejudice.. my mind flashes back to those two afore mentioned books and I get the shivers of dread…. as in yuck!
But now I find myself willing to give a little and see what the hype is all about. It helps that it only cost £1.99.
That said.. here are is my list of books that I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed so far this year.
- The thing around your neck – Chimande Ngozi Adichie
- Purple Hibiscus -Chimande Ngozi Adichie
- Half the yellow Sun – Chimande Ngozi Adichie
- Say you are one of them – Uwem Akapan (I have not yet finished it because the second story devastated my heart.. I could not go on.. really. I take my stories that seriously. I was left in utter shock..)
- On Black Sisters Street – Chika Unigwe
- Rainwater – Sandra Brown (I cried like a baby…. achingly beautiful)
- Her Mother’s Hope – Francine Rivers
- Goodnight beautiful – dorothy koomson (this one annoyed me to no end..but recommend it if u like….i dont know how to describe it…kinda books) ( a friend lent me 3 Komsoon novels and she is an ok author but not entierly my cup of tea)
in btw that i have read lots of romance of the vampire kind….that’s not true :-). discovered ” Midnight breed” series while in Nairobi and have since read 7 of the 8 books in print. the interesting thing is that i am now more capivated by the enemy’s story than i am the protagonist’s. Reading them especially the last three has been like enjoying a good sci-fi movie.
May I end by saying that sometimes I feel likeI am the only person I know in real life who likes the books I like and it can be a lonely place to be.. because I soooo want to discuss the books with someone.
You know like the first 5 books on the list.. someone has to have read at least 2 of them comeon now…any takers….