I've been listening to a few books at the start of the holidays, I thought I would document some here.
In no particular order:
The Castaways (Lucy Clarke) - I really enjoyed this. It is narrated by two people as it is written from the point of view of two sisters in two different times - then and now. There were a few twists and turns along the way, but you always wanted to find out the next step. I would recommend this.
Somebody I Used to Know (Wendy Mitchell) - again I really enjoyed this book. If enjoyed is the right term. It is all about a person's descent into early onset dementia. It is written by the patient (she wrote a blog to remind herself ) and is amazing. Not full of pity, from either the sufferer herself or for the reader. Just a well written insight that I am really glad I have listened to.
Where the Crawdads Sing (Delia Owens) - both book and now film. I found the book amazing - I couldn't stop myself listening to it and on one memorable afternoon found myself in floods of tears walking down the road to pick up Daniel. I am pleased to say the film was very true to the book and I wanted neither to end. I loved both book and film.
The Thursday Murder Club (David Walliams) - I read this a year ago and really enjoyed this too - there is theme, you may notice - that is that I don't finish books I don't like! I, like many before me, found this gripping and again, a book I did not want to put down.
Dear Fatty (Dawn French) - I loved listening to this (an autobiography) - I really like Dawn French and this book (narrated brilliantly by Lisa Tarbuck) was heartwarming and at times, laugh out loud, funny.
Nitram - film about a mass shooting in Austalia. Like Where the Crawdads Sing I went to see this on my own and thoroughly enjoyed it. There was no unnecessary violence and just showed a sequence of events that led up to the shooting (a true story). How true to life it actually was, I am not sure, but if it was accurate, you can see exactly how it happened and were left wondering why no one noticed and put a stop to it. But I guess hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Minions and Lightyear - I went to see these with the boys and thoroughly enjoyed both.
Notes From a Small Island (Bill Bryson) - this was, as promised very funny. And for an English person, I found it hilarious in part and very relatable.
I am currently listening to Isaac and the Egg (Bobby Palmer) - I'm really enjoying it, but it is quite strange at the moment - I think it will enlighten me soon!
I have also bought myself an actual book - Wilding by Isabella Tree. It is supposed to be about rewilding a farm near where I live, so I hope it will be good. I will be taking this book on our adventures over the next few weeks.
On that note, we are all over the place in the next few weeks - Snetterton comes first (camping at motor sport track), then North Yorksire for a few days hiking and finally, Cornwall for more hiking and family time.