Monday 9 May 2016

Read With Me 2016 #19


Hello you lovely lot and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. A big thanks as always to those of you who linked up last week, especially seen as it happened to fall on a bank holiday Monday! Anyone else have a day filled with rain?

So this past week I've surpassed the 70 books mark, I actually went as far as reading two books in one day, ok it went over to the next day as I didn't finish reading till 3am but it was within a  24 hour period.

One of the books I read and I'd like to recommend is Dear Emily written by Trudy Stiles. This is part of a trilogy but could easily be read as a stand alone book. This story is told from two different points of views and changes from the past and present throughout. Now this sounds a tad complicated but it was surprising how easy it was to follow.

We see how life has been for two women, Carly and Tabitha, just what they've gone through which has led to where they are now, which is Carly in the process of adopting Tabitha's yet to be born baby Emily.

This novel is quite emotional and raw, there is talk of rape but I have to say it was done in a sensitive way but one that didn't take away from the severity of such an act. Overall it was a well told story that really manages to tug at your heart strings. I also read the second book last week, Dear Tabitha, which I think is also worth a read should you be thinking about continuing reading the series.

Now my favourite post last week came from Jess, well it's a video not a post but I love hearing her thoughts on the books she's been reading so do check it out.

On to this weeks link up. If you are new please check out the Read With Me page to see what it is all about. Regulars get linking (max of 2 posts or videos), commenting is appreciated and feel free to display my badge.

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Happy reading.


  1. 70 books already this year! That is amazing! I read 5 kids' books a month for a year, which I don't count, although when I'm reading 400 page YA novels I probably should count them!

  2. Thank you sharing my video! Glad you enjoyed watching it. I just read some of the reviews for Dear Emily, it sounds like a really moving and interesting read, I've stuck it on my TBR list x

    1. Let me know what you think when you get a chance to read it.

  3. I love it when a multi-narrative/timed novel works well - it adds so much depth to a story. (It's horrible when it's done badly though!)

  4. 70 books is amazing. Thanks for hosting

  5. I keep forgetting to link up but woohoo I got in this time lol 70 books is fantastic go you!!

  6. Gosh, 70 is amazing. I think I have read 10, which is bad, as I love to read, need to find more time. Thanks for hosting!


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