#TheYearinBooks – One for them and one for me

I’ve written before about how much I love the #TheYearinBooks Twitter chat, and when Carie approached me about sharing a book each month – one for grown ups and one for children – I thought it sounded like a really fun idea to join in with. One of my goals for the year is to try to read one non-work book a month, so I’ll share what I’m reading (or about to read) on here! Since the end of maternity leave, my reading lists have pretty much had to be abandoned, as I have to read so much for work, so this will hopefully be a slightly more realistic way to keep on top of it!

#Theyearinbooks - One for them and one for you

One for them: Peep Inside the Castle

This was Theo’s Christmas present from my cousin, and it’s such a cute book. It’s a little look inside a medieval castle and full of little facts about the goings on of the people there. I’m not 100% sure that Theo understands any of it, but there are tons of little flaps and die cuts so that you can see characters from other pages through windows and doors, and it’s just really fun. He loves lifting the flaps and looking through it together.

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One for me: A Spool of Blue Thread

I have heard so much good stuff about the new Anne Tyler, and it’s my non-work book of the month. It’s been shortlisted for a bunch of prizes, and I’ve enjoyed her books in the past, so I have very high hopes for this one. So far, I’m about a quarter of the way through it and am absolutely absorbed. It’s amazing how she can make a fairly ordinary story about one family’s relationships and history so completely enthralling.

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  • Reply Carie

    Yay for our first reading project day 🙂 I love Usbourne peek inside books, we’ve got the Zoo one and I know of at least one little girl who would love this one. Anne Tyler is new to me but sounds like someone I would enjoy, I do like a good family drama!

    January 5, 2016 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Vickie

    Oh that peep through castle book looks like lots of fun! I’ll have to add it to the list for my daughter as she’s really into knights at the moment.

    I’ve seen A Spool of Blue Thread pop up on my Goodreads recommendations a few times and it sounds like one I’d enjoy. It’s definitely going on my To Read list.

    Thanks for hosting! Vx

    January 5, 2016 at 6:05 pm
  • Reply Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations

    Love the sound of the novel. I’m always after recommendations, and that sounds good! Will have to investigate further! Thanks for the heads up! X

    January 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply maddy@writingbubble

    Thant Anne Tyler book has been on my ‘should I read this?’ list for ages – I think I’ll now bump it up into the ‘must read’ pile! And Usborne flap books are a hit with my little one too. Just linking up with your ‘one for them one’ for me linky – what hashtag should I use? x

    January 18, 2016 at 11:28 am
  • Reply alifewithlittles

    Great idea doing “one for them”! I look forward to seeing your suggestions. X

    January 19, 2016 at 12:22 am
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