As I mentioned earlier, Ralph bought six books for me but I still haven't found the time to read them. He's the type of person who goes into a bookstore and walks out with a pile of stuff, even though he only intended to buy one book!
David Beckham: My Son by Ted Beckham.
This book is special not just because of Ted's role as the father of a hero, but because Ted has given exclusive access to all the family photo albums and the unparalleled collection of memorabilia he has amassed during David's career. The book features 300 exclusive images to complement the text, giving a side to David that has never been seen before. David Beckham: "My Son" will delight his fans, giving a fascinating insight into the early life of David, his ambition and determination to succeed as well as his father's pride and joy as he watched him grow into a great footballer.
Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap.
The jewelled seas and sandy beached of Thailand are a dream destination for most of us, but for the characters in Sightseeing they are home. Rattawut Lapcharoensap's storytelling embraces the everyday in the exotic, to reveal a country that is dynamic and corrupt, full of pride, passion and fear. Sightseeing is an exploration of what it means to be a son, a brother, a parent, a lover, a Thai - and a disenfranchised resident of the global village.
Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.
Envy by Kathryn Harrison.
Will has a good sex life with the woman he married. So why then is he increasingly plagued by violent erotic fantasies that, were they to break out of his imagination and into the real world, have the power to destroy not only his family but his career? He's about to lose his grip when he attends a college reunion and there discovers evidence of a past sexual betrayal, one serious enough that it threatens to overpower the present, even as it offers a key to Will's dangerous obsessions.
Flashback by Val McDermid.
The nuns called her Eve when they found her lying unconscious in a Burgundy field. She had no possessions apart from a Tangier ferry ticket - not even her memory, though her accent suggests she is American. All the doctors could discover was that she once had a child.
Since then, Eve has led a tranquil life at the convent. Then one night, while she is away, a dozen camouflaged men make their way through the convent, murdering the sisters in cold blood, looking for 'the American'. With no idea what the intruders want, Eve flees on a desperate journey in search of her identity and her history. But the truth may be more terrible than she can imagine.
The half life of stars by Louise Wener.
Have you ever wished you could walk away from it all? Not for a day, not for a week, but for good.
Claire’s older brother Daniel has disappeared. He leaves work one Friday afternoon, shortly before Christmas, and vanishes into thin air. Married, successful, rich, there seems no reason why he would abandon his life. Has he been killed? Has he been kidnapped? Or has he just had enough?
Set between London and Miami, this is the story of a family with ghosts to bury. It opens on the day of the Challenger shuttle explosion at Cape Canaveral; a tragic moment that rips this family apart and sets Daniel’s disappearance in motion some 18 years later.
In the midst of it all sits Claire, who knows Daniel best. She becomes convinced that she knows where her older brother is and sets off on a journey to find him.
Fingerfood: Best-Ever Small Food Recipes.
Whether you are looking for quick snack or something to make your party go with a swing you'll find plenty of ideas in this attractive book. Every recipe is beautifully photographed to guide and inspire you. The recipes are written in a clear and concise style and each dish has been double-tested in our test kitchens to ensure success every time.
Well, I haven't started reading any of them yet *yawn* and I suppose it would take a very long time for me to finish any of these books. LOL!
So, what is the latest book you have read recently?