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TISHYLOU'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2014

Hello! I hope you've had a lovely Holiday period and got loads of lovely book-ish gifts! We had a very chilled out, relaxed time and spent some time with good friends.

Right, down to business...

It's time for the Top 10 Books of 2014 (in my opionion!)

10 - The No Kids Club by Talli Roland. This is a lovely story about the struggle to decide whether parenthood is right for you or not. It made me think, cry and laugh.

9 - The Teashop on the Corner by Milly Johnson. A warm and touching tale featuring a dreamy teashop, loveable characters and lots of cake!

8 - Where Love Lies by Julie Cohen. This book was so emotional and beautiful! Just wonderful!

7 - You Had Me At Merlot by Lisa Dickenson. Hilarious, sweet, sexy! This book was everything a summer read should be! Grab a glass of wine and enjoy!

6 - The Judas Scar by Amanda Jennings. This book broke me in to a million pieces! I sobbed so hard but was completely compelled to finish it. Gritty, gripping and emotional!

5 - The Couple on the Green by Avie Bennett. Such a powerful story of love and loss. An amazing debut by a very talented author.

4 - The Travelling Tea Shop by Belinda Jones. I adored this book! The tasty cakes, the gorgeous scenery, THE BUS! Belinda at her best!

3 - The Accident by CL Taylor. One of the first thrillers I read as a blogger and what a way to start! Terrifying, twisty, dark and gripping! If you haven't read this, you're missing out!!

2 - The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman. Everybody has been talking about this book for months now. It is beautiful, heart breaking, painful, sweet and endearing. One of the best by a firm favourite of mine.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!! MY BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR 2014 IS........................................

THE DEAD WIFE'S HANDBOOK BY HANNAH BECKERMAN

This book broke my heart but restored my faith in humanity. It made me think, it made me laugh and cry and miss my Mum terribly. The characters are just so real and touching. The plot is totally original and thought provoking. One of the best debut books I have ever read!

Special Mention To - All In The Leaves by Pat Elliott. This was my favourite first book in a series! I can't wait to read the next two books!!

Thanks for all the lovely books, comments and friendship this past year! All the best for 2015!


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