Booklist #1

Escaping into the pages of a book is my favourite pastime when commuting to work so I tend to get through a fair few books. When I’m feeling uninspired by the books in my Kindle library I like to skim through the Top 100 free Kindle Books. Free books are added on a regular basis, sometimes for a limited time, so I like to check back frequently and I’ve discovered some great new authors by doing so. This month I have added 6 books to my booklist all from the Top 100 free Kindle Books list. I think 6 books is a realistic target for October as I have a weeks holiday coming up and therefore will have more spare time for reading. I’ve chosen a bit of a variety – a couple of thrillers, mystery, romance, young adult and a true story as these are some of my favourite genres. I’ll share my thoughts on them all once I’ve read them, but here’s my October booklist;

Hannah’s Choice by Kirsty Jones, Hannah Jones | True Story | 336 pages

“Hannah Jones loves Zac Efron, playing on her Nintendo DS and anything pink. She is also an amazingly brave teenager who has battled with two life-threatening illnesses and faced the ordeal of a heart transplant soon after the 14th birthday no one expected her to see. Hannah’s Choice – told with her mum, Kirsty Jones – is truly inspirational, full of wit, wisdom, tears and laughter.”

In Between by Jenny B. Jones | Young Adult | 291 pages

“Katie Parker is about to get a new life—whether she wants one or not. With her mom in prison, and her father AWOL, Katie is sent to live with a squeaky-clean family who could have their own sitcom. She launches a full-scale plan to get sent back to the girls’ home when she finds herself in over her head…and heart. When Katie and her new “wrong crowd” get into significant trouble at school, she finds her punishment is restoring a historic theater with a crazy grandma who goes by the name of Mad Maxine. In the midst of her punishment, Katie uncovers family secrets that run deep, and realizes she’s not the only one with a pain-filled past. Katie must decide if she’ll continue her own family’s messed up legacy or embrace a new beginning in this place called In Between.”

Lovestruck in London by Rachel Schurig | Contemporary Romance | 355 pages

“Lizzie Medina went to London to reinvent herself. Tired of being the quiet baby sister, and in no hurry to settle into a boring existence in surburbia, she escapes from home at the first opportunity. When she settles in London for a year of post-graduate studies, Lizzie is sure she’ll be able to start a whole new life. Immerse herself in the books she loves. Explore a new country. Work on her dream of writing a novel. She might even be able to find a little bit of excitement for once.

But falling unexpectedly in love with up-and-coming actor Thomas Harper causes Lizzie to re-think… everything. Just as she’s convinced herself this small-town girl from the Midwest can handle this great adventure, Thomas’s career suddenly explodes to superstar levels, and Lizzie finds herself forced to navigate the fame game of red carpets, catty co-stars, gossip magazines, and paparazzi. When she wished for a new life, she had no idea it would be anything like this!

Lizzie must now determine if her love—and her confidence—are strong enough to get her through the complications of dating a movie star. Even if she and Thomas are able to pull through before she has to leave London, how will she deal with the inevitability of returning to a life at home that no longer feels like her own? Will she follow her family’s wishes or follow her heart? Will the Lizzie she discovered in London be strong enough to help her pursue her dreams?”

The Profiler by Chris Taylor | Romantic Suspence/ Thriller | 324 pages

“A psychopathic killer is stalking the women of Sydney… Federal Agent Clayton Munro, a criminal profiler with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), has been called upon to assist in hunting down a vicious murderer who is intent upon carving up his victims while they’re still alive. Guilt-stricken over his wife’s suicide, Clayton’s forced to set aside his personal issues in order to focus on the case. Detective Ellie Cooper is also no stranger to heartache. Pregnant and abandoned at the altar by a fiance intent on pursuing a career with the AFP, her opinion of the elite body of officers is anything but favorable. Angered when her boss orders her to partner with the Fed, she’s determined not to cut him any slack. But women are dying on the streets of western Sydney and the pressure is mounting to find the person responsible. Will Clayton and Ellie be able to put aside their animosity and work together to catch a killer before it’s too late? And what about the special fascination the killer seems to have with Ellie…”

The Woods by Harlan Coben | Thriller | 401 pages

“Paul Copeland’s sister went missing 20 years ago. Now raising a daughter alone, Cope balances family life with a career as a prosecutor. But when a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the past are threatening everything.

Is this body one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive…? Confronting his past, Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to light…”

Stolen Child by Laura Elliot | Contemporary Mystery | 515 pages

“When Carla Kelly and Robert Gardner’s two day old baby, Isobel is stole nthey must cope with the media frenzy that follows at the same time as searching for their precious child. Miles away in small country town, Susanne Dowling is rearing her miracle child, Joy and harbouring a terrible secret. As the years pass, secrets long hidden will be uncovered and brought to light, changing the life of the stolen child forever.”

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