Thursday, 8 January 2015

My Top Read of 2014 - Summertime by Vanessa Lafaye

2014 was a great reading year for me with a total of 151 books read. Not quite as good as the 156 books that I read in 2013 but I read some true gems in 2014.

I have a very eclectic reading style from my true love of crime fiction to fantasy to my recent discovery of new adult. I think that it is pretty safe to say that I will give most books a chance. The fact I read so many different books across so many genres has made it really hard to pick out a top 10 as what I look for in a crime novel will be totally different to what I look for in a new adult book. 

For that reason I am going to have a top 10 crime books & top 10 other books but even with 2 top 10s there is one book that stood out for me a head & shoulders above the rest & that is Summertime by Vanessa Lafaye. This book was a late entry for my top read as I only read an advanced copy in December but I was totally blown away by it & the fact that it is Vanessa's debut novel was even more mind-blowing. I loved absolutely everything about it - the plot, the intrigue, the location, the time period - everything about the book just worked.

Watch out for my review next week when Summertime is published. Trust me you need to add this book to your must read list for 2015.

1 comment:

  1. I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy from Orion; the publisher of the book. It is indeed a gripping novel that captures you in the first chapter and doesn't let go until the inevitable conclusion of the book. I actually could feel the hurricane coming and was unable to put the book down until I could learn the fate of the well-developed characters. This book will make readers aware of the historical injustices that took place during this era of US history; as well as remind all readers that nature is a force to be reckoned with. I think the book is destined to become a major film release also.... it has everything.