January Reads


I’ve read some absolute corkers in January - here are my faves…  
 You know those books you read that are so brilliant that when you finish you just want to tell everyone that they must read it IMMEDIATELY? Dani Atkins Our Song is that book. Though as I finished at 2am in the morning I refrained from messaging all my bookie friends straight away and waited for a more sociable hour to hit…
Our Song brings you the story of Ally and Charlotte, whose paths have intersected over the years.
Charlotte married Ally's ex and first true love, David. And fate is about to bring them together one last, dramatic time and change their lives forever…  
With utterly breath-taking plot twists that leave you shouting: ‘What the….?’ (even at 2am) Our Song is so gripping that you won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough but at the same time won’t want it to end… Please read immediately. 
 The first book I laid my hands on in 2016 was Unforgettable by Charlie Maclean.
With a Sliding Doors/The Versions of Us style (The Versions of Us was one of my favourite books of 2015) a chance encounter throws together Alex, an unhappy lawyer, and Julia, a headstrong actress.
Then the book splits and alternates between the couple’s passionate love affair and Alex’s downbeat life without her. One moment. Two lives. One decision…
I love books that take the characters on different paths and this is a stunning debut from Charlie Maclean - and a perfect read for fans of One Day

If you haven’t read a Liane Moriarty novel then you really don’t know what you’re missing out on.. 
Three Wishes is funny whilst tackling some serious issues. Lyn, Cat, and Gemma Kettle are beautiful 33-year-old triplets and laughter, drama, and mayhem seem to follow them.
But apart, each is dealing with her own share of ups and downs…
Lyn has organized her life into one big checklist, Cat has just learned a startling secret about her marriage, and Gemma, who bolts every time a relationship hits the six-month mark, holds out hope for lasting love.
The trio have to deal with sibling rivalry and secrets, revelations and relationships, unfaithful husbands and unthinkable decisions…
Fast paced and exhilarating, you’ll be hooked from the opening line. 

Last but certainly not least… Lucy Diamond with The Secret of Happiness which looks at stepsisters Rachel and Becca.
They live far apart and have little in common. Rachel is successful with an impressive career, a big house, happily married with three children. Becca lurches from one dead-end job to another, shares a tiny flat and has given up on love.
The two of them have lost touch, but when Rachel doesn't come home one night, Becca is called in to help. Once there, she quickly realizes that her stepsister's life is not so perfect after all: Rachel's husband has moved out, her children are rebelling and her glamorous career has taken a nosedive. Worst of all nobody seems to have a clue where she might be…
As Becca begins to untangle Rachel's secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about her own life, and the future seems uncertain. But as they both discover, sometimes happiness can be found in the most unexpected places . . .
I’m a big fan of Lucy’s and she doesn’t disappoint with this lovely story where she writes about family life brilliantly.
Happy reading!  


  1. Ooh they all sound good! Our song sounds like it could sad? And I hated one day and couldn't get into versions of us but will give them a go :)

    1. Oh Lisa, defo give it a go. It's brilliant! xx