Today I am really pleased to be part of “The Beauty of the End” blog tour as Debbie Howells shares a “shelfie” with us and talks about a few of her “must keep” books.
The Beauty of the End is an evocative and beautifully written novel – more details and a link to my review after this….
My bookcase is downstairs – easy for friends to see what’s new and borrow! Favourite books I keep forever, but I like to lend them and many get passed on too. I also have a tiny, very pretty antique bookcase in which I keep a selection of my own books in different languages and covers, on top of which is a frame my daughter made of miniature covers. The books below definitely fall into the ‘keep forever’ category.
My Ibiza – Hjordis Fogelberg
Gorgeous book on everything you need to know about Ibiza, one of my favourite places in the world.
A House in the Sky – Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
Amanda Lindhout was taken hostage in Somalia where she was held for 460 days. This book stayed with me for so many reasons – not only for the story, which is a true account of what she endured. There’s the sense of adventure and strength of the human spirit it embodies; I also loved the writing.
Rising Strong – Brene Brown
Since watching Brene’s Ted talks, I’m a fan. In a world that is so unforgiving of human weakness, I love how she explains that what makes us vulnerable and human are actually strengths.
Stillness Speaks – Eckhart Tolle
A book I never want to be without. My brother in law gave it to me and it’s on my coffee table, so that I can pick it up now and then, which I do – often. It’s a book to read to quieten your mind; to reflect on.
Talk Like Ted – Carmine Gallo
I was surprised by this. Not only is it about speaking effectively, which I found fascinating, but it’s full of wisdom from some awesome people.
‘Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.’ Steve Jobs.
About the Book:
Publication Date: Available Now from Pan.
“I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess. . .”
So begins the testimony of Noah Calaway, an ex-lawyer with a sideline in armchair criminal psychology. Now living an aimless life in an inherited cottage in the English countryside, Noah is haunted by the memory of the beguiling young woman who left him at the altar sixteen years earlier. Then one day he receives a troubling phone call. April, the woman he once loved, lies in a coma, the victim of an apparent overdose–and the lead suspect in a brutal murder. Deep in his bones, Noah believes that April is innocent. Then again, he also believed they would spend the rest of their lives together.
While Noah searches for evidence that will clear April’s name, a teenager named Ella begins to sift through the secrets of her own painful family history. The same age as April was when Noah first met her, Ella harbors a revelation that could be the key to solving the murder. As the two stories converge, there are shocking consequences when at last, the truth emerges.
Or so everyone believes. . .
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