The darkness is creeping on us quicker and quicker, and while we were all busy getting back into the habit of grabbing a coat in the morning, we’re just over a month away from Christmas. This time of year is known for panic; getting the presents ready for what seems like a thousand different people on Christmas Day (or at least that’s how your bank account feels.) Times like these, it’s important to remember that you do need to step back and relax, and that’s why I’ve taken it upon myself to write five book recommendations that’s surely going to make your nights a little more cosy.
1. Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear.
Currently priced under £4 on Amazon, Sweet Little Lies is a book building suspension and mystery at every corner. It’s a personality driven novel that’s refreshing within the crime scene genre, bringing to light the streets of London uncovering the mystery behind the corpse of a young woman. At 470 pages, it’s an addition to any Kindle owners book library to accompany you in bed or on commutes. Although buyers beware: it’s highly addictive.
2. How To Stop Time by Matt Haig
Matt Haig has been renowned for his work in the young adult literature, and ever since his self-help title, Reasons To Stay Alive, Matt Haig has yet again exceeded expectations with his most recent release, How To Stop Time. Following a man through the ages (literally), Haig explores the differences through time. It’s an outstanding piece of work that’s educational, inspiring and other worldly. Main character, Tom Hazard has a multitude of intriguing stories to tell as he trudges through the modern day with big fluffy baby, Abraham. (He’s a dog, and not a baby. He’s actually quite old!)
3. Mad Love by Nick Spalding
Even the most hardcore crime lovers can enjoy a good old, slapstick humour romantic comedy once in awhile. Mad Love is a laugh out loud look at the lives of two complete strangers coming together to get married. No first dates or awkward goodbyes, they get married, live together and celebrate their relationship – with a crazy director watching and narrating their every move.