BOOK A WEEK

For the past few years, Jacqueline Knights has set herself a challenge to read a Book A Week. She reads a mix of fiction and non-fiction, adult's and children's, new and old. In 2020, she is sharing her weekly progress with Those Precious Stolen Moments.

*Please note there is a backlog to publish, so we will be sharing these a few a week until we catch up with Jacqueline's reading!

February 9, 2020

The book I was most looking forward to reading last year and it didn't disappoint! Beautifully written, so inspirational and filled with mind-blowing facts about nature.

I finished it on the same evening as I saw a talk at my camera club by an overwhelmingly amazing nature photographer (Guy Edwardes).

So excited now to see Knepp farm for myself and I look forward to listening to Isabella Tree's desert island disc episode.

A must read for everyone - most of us need to spend more time in nature and stop taking it for granted.

February 2, 2020

I love reading multiple books by the same author in close succession.

As with Conversations With Friends, her characters are so fully formed; complicated and flawed like we all are.

Great storytelling.

January 26, 2020

I earn a large part of my living helping severely anxious people become more independent — this book reflects the challenges and complexities of having issues with anxiety.

And who knew Kim Basinger suffered from agoraphobia?

January 19, 2020

From one Irish author to another! Though I'm never sure how to pronounce the names. Purely coincidental...

I'm a tad addicted to books that feature true life medical stories and it seems a trend on the best seller lists too.

A great read; as a mental health worker dealing with the aftermath of people's trauma, I could certainly identify with author's experiences and challenges.

January 12, 2020

I found myself on the bus home with NO BOOK having finished off 'We Were Liars' earlier in the day.

I've been keen to read Sally Rooney for awhile as I've heard good things about her so I quickly downloaded the library ebook of 'Conversations with Friends' on my work phone.

Great read, wonderful multi-faceted characters and sharp dialogue which is often, uniquely, woven in to the narrative.

January 5, 2020

Not off to a good start as had to finish up last chapters of three books I claimed to have read last year. Once that was done, I felt an easy read was in order to 'catch up'.

A colleague had given a stack of young adult fiction to me to pass onto my kids. I chose one that appealed to me but that I didn't think my 11 year old would read. 'We were Liars' by E. Lockhart - easy, enjoyable read with shock ending, probably suit a 13 or 14 year old girl.

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