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Welcome to My Favourite Reads, a tad late this month because I’m still trying to recover from the rotten lurgy I caught over Easter and which hammered me flat for over a week. I’m like a koala at the moment and can’t stop sleeping. All very nice – I do enjoy a good nap – but it’s not doing my writing production any good at all.

But on to lovelier things, like books!

Without further ado, my favourite read for March was…

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay KristoffOh, what a brilliant ending to a brilliant series!

I thought Illuminae would be hard to beat – it was so clever and exciting and fresh – then came along Gemina and it was fantastic too. Which meant Obsidio had a whole lot to live up to. As expected from these two expert authors, it did just fine. More than fine. I gobbled this down and then was left bereft when it was over.

Every book in the The Illuminae Files was a joy. The female characters were the best – strong, sassy and super smart. It was no wonder the heroes loved them so much. In fact, all the characters were fantastically drawn, even Aiden, the bonkers artificial intelligence.

Honestly, even is sci-fi isn’t your thing, give this series a go because it’s really, really cool.

Magpie Murders by Anthony HorowitzMagpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Horowitz has quickly become one of my favourite authors. His Sherlock Holmes books, The House of Silk and Moriarty, were excellent. As soon as I saw Magpie Murders I put it on my to-be-read list.

This was so cleverly done. A book within a book, with murder and mystery and red-herrings galore. I’ll admit that I spent quite a few pages wondering where Horowitz was heading with the Atticus Pund story, but my trust in him kept me reading, and the book turned out huge fun. I do love a good twist and Horowitz does them very well.

His new release, The Word is Murder, recently hit shelves and I snapped it up straight away.

Hot Italian Nights by Annie WestBound to the Italian’s Boss by Annie West, The Italian’s Bold Reckoning by Annie West, At the Italian’s Bidding by Annie West, Falling for the Brooding Italian by Annie West

As I mentioned in last month’s Favourite Reads, I’ve been having a wonderful time devouring Annie’s Hot Italian Nights series. They were perfect during the tumult of house moving, but even when things settled down I couldn’t stop reading them. They’re so deliciously addictive!

I’d caught up with the series – which you can buy as a boxed set – about midway through the month, but I read in Annie’s newsletter this week that book 7, The Italian’s Marriage Bargain, has just hit shelves. Rah!

If you love sexy, glamorous romances that tug at your heartstrings (and make you long for travel), grab this series.


What reads have you enjoyed lately?


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