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Book 18 of 2022

‘The Lost Art of Running’ by Shane Benzie

Yes, another running book! I love reading running books.

This was quite an interesting read. A book about how are run, and how we should run. Separate chapters on feet, cadence, form, etc. All really good ideas that you can take forward.

If you are a runner it is well worth a read.

Next up: The End of the World Survivor’s Club

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Book 17 of 2022

‘The Adoration of Jenna Fox’ by Mary E Pearson

This is a teen novel. It’s probably classed as science fiction – it’s about a girl who wakes up from a coma after a car accident. It turns out that she virtually died and they managed to save 11% of her and the rest is what they call biochips. Of course, her parents didn’t tell her this and she had to work it out for herself.

Halfway through the book I wasn’t liking it at all – too much ‘who am I?’, ‘I know something isn’t right’ and ‘what is going on?’. But I kept going and I ended up quite enjoying the second half – once she knew what had happened it was about exploring her thoughts about friendships, family and the future.

I have a pile of books waiting to be read so not sure what is up next.

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Book 16 of 2022

‘Rat’ by Patrice Lawrence

This was one of those ‘saw the book in the cupboard at school’ reads. I was expecting a gritty book about a lad at school going through a tough time.

I half right. It was a book about a boy called Al who is having issues at home and school. What is wasn’t was gritty.

Not really a teenage read, probably aimed at year 7 kids, so really very simple and easy to read.

Not sure what is next…

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Book 15 of 2022

‘The Man Who Died Twice’ by Richard Osman

Finally got round to reading the second book in the series.

Another good read – as good as the first one. If you want to read a good book that’s not taxing, you can do a lot worse than having a go of this one.

Next up: Rat