The Tots100 Book Club is now in full swing. Each month Tots100 Bloggers are invited to review a book they’ve read and loved. They then recommend another blogger to receive that book which is sent to them by Tesco Books. We also send them some scrummy Galaxy chocolate to nibble on while they read. They then, in turn, review their favourite book.
This month we have an eclectic mix for good reads for you. Have you read any of them? We’d love to know what you think.
First up we have a crime thriller for you. Kate from The Five F’s reviews Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell. This is the first book in the series about the Swedish police detective, Kurt Wallander. Kate loved Faceless Killers because it made her think. As well as the murder mystery element the book interweaves life in Sweden with Wallander’s own personal challenges.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett is a publishing sensation, that has now been turned into a major Oscar-winning film. Becky at Lakes Single Mum loved the clever first person narration from the point of view of two black maids and one wealthy young white woman. The Help paints a vivid picture of segregation in 1960′s Mississippi and Becky couldn’t put it down.
Our next reviewer took 14 books with her on Honeymoon – and read them all! Katie from Mummy, Daddy and Me Makes Three is clearly an avid reader. She has recently discovered a new genre, for her. The Woods by Harlan Coben is a page-turning thriller about four teenagers who went missing twenty years before. This gripping story is full of twists and turns and gasp-out-loud surprises.
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben is an inspirational read. Jen from The Madhouse found it so much more than a self-help book. It demonstrates that making small positive changes in your life can make a huge difference. They can make you happy. It’s what we’re all after, isn’t it?
There’s a brilliant book review on The Boy and Me’s blog this month. She makes us guess which classic novel she’s writing about by revealing more and more of the story, ending up with the opening line: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…”. The book is Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. It is an amazing, spell-binding, atmospheric thriller.
A change of pace for our next classic novel. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is one of those books that you may have had to read at school, but is truly wonderful to re-read as an adult. Amanda from The Ana Mum Diary particularly likes the fact that Jane is a strong woman.
Home Cooking Made Easy by Lorraine Pascal was reviewed by Laura at Yummy Mummy Flabby Tummy. Laura has been selflessly testing out recipes to ensure her review is as complete as it can be! What she loves about this cookery book is that there are easy to follow instructions and excellent photographs. A huge plus is that all of the recipes she has tried have turned out well.
Finally, something a little different. Kelloggsville has chosen Bollocks To Alton Towers (Uncommonly British Days Out) by Robin Halstead, Jason Hazeley, Alex Morris & Joel Morris. It is a guide for people that remember when a fun day out meant something other than standing in a queue for 30 minutes to see a sign that says ’2 hours from here’! There are fantastic suggestions for days out at museums and quirky places of interest in Britain.
Each month, our Book Club Reviewers nominate a blogger to receive a copy of their favourite book as a gift, along with a delicious gift from our friends at Galaxy. In exchange for the gift, we ask those bloggers to write a review of their favourite book for the Book Club the next month. Want to get involved? Leave your blog name in the comments!
Our March bloggers have passed the Book Club baton to the blogs below. If your blog is listed, we’ll be in touch very soon to invite you to take part in next month’s Book Club.
- Cherished By Me (recommended by The Five F’s)
- History Fan (recommended by Lakes Single Mum)
- A Place of My Own (recommended by The Madhouse)
- The Crazy Kitchen (recommended by The Boy and Me)
- Stressy Mummy (recommended by The Ana Mum Diary)
- Mummy Mummy Mum!! (recommended by Mummy, Daddy and Me Makes Three)
- Snaffles Mummy (recommended by Yummy Mummy Flabby Tummy)
- Don’t Panic! RTFM (recommended by Kelloggsville)