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


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.


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…


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