Saturday, 2 January 2016

Books I'm most looking forward to reading in 2016


With the start of a new year, I like to look back at the books I've read over the last year and to look forward with eager anticipation to books still on my TBR pile or newly published. My Goodreads challenge this year was to read 100 books. That averages out at nearly two books per week. I didn't think I was going to make it but thanks to some Christmas novellas I just managed to reach my target. Of course, no matter how fast I try to read, I always have more books by the end of the year unread than I did at the start - one of the perks of being a blogger - oh and a one-click addict too.
Here are a few of the books that I didn't get round to reading in 2015 but are top of my list for 2016.
In no particular order:

Match me if you can - Michele Gorman

I've read 'The curvy girls club by Michele and really enjoyed it. She has an easy style and is great at picking up on traits that we are all familiar with. Hopefully this will be another winner.

What if Mr Right was just a click away?
Ever thought about recycling your ex?
Best friends Catherine, Rachel & Sarah are fun, smart, successful and single – just like millions of women with a low tolerance for idiocy in their dates.
Mr. Right hasn't turned up yet, and Mr Right-Now isn't worth booking a wax appointment for. So when Catherine, London’s finest matchmaker, gets Rachel and Sarah to join her dating site where they can recycle their ex-boyfriends in exchange for an upgrade, they soon realise that anything could happen . . .
Three best friends, proving that sometimes it really isn't you… it's him.

The Italian Girl - Lucinda Riley

Not read anything by this author before but love books set in the Med. The blurb sounds very promising.

Rosanna Menici is just eleven years old when she meets Roberto Rossini, the man who will change her life forever. In the years to come, their destinies are bound together by their extraordinary talents as opera singers and by their enduring but obsessive love for each other - a love that will ultimately affect the lives of all those closest to them. For, as Rosanna slowly discovers, their union is haunted by powerful secrets from the past . . . 
Rosanna's journey takes her from humble beginnings in the back streets of Naples to the glittering stages of the world's most prestigious opera houses. Set against a dazzling backdrop of evocative locations, The Italian Girl unfolds into a poignant and unforgettable tale of love, betrayal and self-discovery.
The daughter's secret - Eva Holland

I love a good thriller and this one sounds just up my street

My daughter is a liar. A liar, liar, liar. And I'm starting to see where she gets it from.
When Rosalind's fifteen-year-old daughter, Stephanie, ran away with her teacher, this ordinary family became something it had never asked to be. Their lives held up to scrutiny in the centre of a major police investigation, the Simms were headline news while Stephanie was missing with a man who was risking everything.
Now, six years on, Ros takes a call that will change their lives all over again. He's going to be released from prison. Years too early. In eleven days' time.
As Temperley's release creeps ever closer, Ros is forced to confront the events that led them here, back to a place she thought she'd left behind, to questions she didn't want to answer. Why did she do it? Where does the blame lie? What happens next?

The Ice Twins - S.K Tremayne

I've heard so much about this book and meant to read it in 2015 so this is definitely one to be read this year.

A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives.
But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity – that she, in fact, is Lydia – their world comes crashing down once again.
As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past – what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died?

The book of you - Claire Kendal

Another book that is high up on my list - hoping that it lives up to the hype

Clarissa is becoming more and more frightened of her colleague, Rafe. He won’t leave her alone, and he refuses to take no for an answer. He is always there.
Being selected for jury service is a relief. The courtroom is a safe haven, a place where Rafe can’t be. But as a violent tale of kidnap and abuse unfolds, Clarissa begins to see parallels between her own situation and that of the young woman on the witness stand.
Realizing that she bears the burden of proof, Clarissa unravels the twisted, macabre fairytale that Rafe has spun around them – and discovers that the ending he envisions is more terrifying than she could have imagined.

These are just a few. What books did you intend to read in 2015 but didn't get round to?

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