Friday 29 March 2013

Book Of The Month - March

I've read some fantastic books since starting this blog and I'd like to give some of them a bit more recognition. So I've decided to add a new feature to the blog and give a special mention to one outstanding book each month. Feel free to add your thoughts of the chosen book in the comments below or even recommend an outstanding book of your own.

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath.

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale.

What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life's bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here she is at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.

Life After Life is a brilliant book and although it took me a little while to get my head around the flipping backwards and forwards through time, I soon found I was unable to put it down. I absolutely loved the book and didn't want it to end. It had everything - drama, humour, love and the added element of Ursula's life starting again and again to put her life on the right track. It's still quite early on in the year but I can see Life After Life being one of my top reads of the year.
You can read my review here


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