1. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. This was a present from my husband who read the blurb and thought it ‘sounded like my kind of thing’. And so it is. It’s a police procedural set in a modern-day London in which ghosts and magic exist and it’s very enjoyable indeed.
2. How Not to Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman. I read fewer ‘how to write’ books that I used to, but I still have a weakness for them. This one is funny, which is always a bonus.
3. Girl in a Spin by Clodagh Murphy. I downloaded a sample of this romantic comedy over the holiday and am really looking forward to reading the rest.
4. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I know I mentioned this book before and I’m supposed to be on a reading-break until I’ve got stuck into a new project of my own, but I just couldn’t resist diving in. Oh my. It’s so good. In fact, it’s taking a supreme act of will for me to be typing these words instead of reading John Green’s…
5. Written Kitten. The keen-eyed amongst you will notice that this isn’t a book. It’s a website that may help you if you’re trying to write a book. It gives you a new kitten picture for every 100 words you write. And everyone needs more kittens. You’re welcome.