I've been really slacking reading lately, I absolutely love to read and really need to make time for it again. I've set myself a target of two books a month, hoping it will give me a kickstart back to reading again.
I was thrilled when Galaxy Quick Reads got in touch with their new , short books that can be purchased for just £1 each. They are written by renowned authors, and aim to help adults rediscover the pleasure of reading. The six 2016 Galaxy Quick Reads titles are launching at the beginning in February and are out now to buy. These are great titles and can be popped in to a handbag and read on bus journeys and I've been enjoying reading on my break at work.
Too Good to be True by Ann Cleeves
When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don't happen.
But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from far-away Shetland and is asked to look into the case by his ex-wife, Sarah. The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death? Sarah refuses to believe it - but needs proof.
Anna had been a teacher. She must have loved kids. Would she kill herself knowing there was nobody to look after her daughter? She'd seemed happier than ever before she died. And to Perez, this suggests not suicide, but murder . . .
A Baby at the Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond
Evie loves running her beach cafe in Cornwall but with a baby on the way, she's been told to put her feet up. Let someone else take over? Not likely.
Helen's come to Cornwall to escape the stress of city living. She hopes a seaside life will be the answer to all her dreams. When she sees a job advertised at the cafe it sounds perfect.
But the two women clash and sparks fly. . . and then events take a dramatic turn. Can the pair of them put aside their differences in a crisis?
The 2016 titles and authors are:
- I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (with Christina Lamb)
- A Baby at the Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond
- The Anniversary edited by Veronica Henry
- The Double Clue: Poirot Short Stories by Agatha Christie (Edited by Sophie Hannah & John Curran)
- Too Good to be True by Ann Cleeves
- On The Rock by Andy McNab