If you have been a long time reader of The Spanish Bluebell you are probably aware by now that I love to read, but I don’t get to do it that often. Somehow, I managed to find the time to read 3 books in March, all of which I really enjoyed. So I thought why not share them with you in case one (or more) of these books catches your eye!
Changers Book One: Drew
Drew is the first book in a new series by T. Cooper and Allison Glock, called Changers. I think that people who enjoy reading books by John Green or enjoy Joss Whedon’s production, would love Changers. It’s a book about discovering yourself, and gender, as well as exploring human empathy. It is a bit odd at first and may take some people a bit to get their heads around. I like that it shows the perspective of how the opposite gender would feel if they suddenly swapped gender. It’s almost a bit like Freaky Friday in that sense, except they haven’t swapped bodies.
“Changers Book One: Drew opens on the eve of Ethan Miller’s freshman year of high school in a brand-new town. He’s finally sporting a haircut he doesn’t hate, has grown two inches since middle school, and can’t wait to try out for the soccer team. At last, everything is looking up in life. Until the next morning. When Ethan awakens as a girl.” ~Goodreads
Who Moved My Cheese?
Who Moved My Cheese is a book that explores dealing with change, what happens if you move with the change and what happens if you fight against it. It’s a great book for the workplace, home, school, university and really humans at all stages of life. The story is told through the characters of two mice and two small men living in a maze (life) trying to find their cheese (good things in life).
“Written by Spencer Johnson, coauthor of The One Minute Manager, this enlightening and amusing story illustrates the vital importance of being able to deal with unexpected change.Who Moved My Cheese? is often distributed by managers to employees as a motivational tool, but the lessons it teaches can benefit literally anyone, young or old, rich or poor, looking for less stress and more success in every aspect of work and life.” ~ Goodreads
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
Reading The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris was like stepping into the book itself! With the words Paris and Chocolate in its title I had high hopes for this novel by Jenny Colgan and I can safely say I was not disappointed. I haven’t read any other books written by Jenny Colgan before so I didn’t know what to expect, but as I have already said the titles had me hooked. As a bit of a chocoholic I just couldn’t resist it!
“As dawn breaks over the Pont Neuf, and the cobbled alleyways of Paris come to life, Anna Trent is already awake and at work; mixing and stirring the finest, smoothest, richest chocolate; made entirely by hand, it is sold to the grandes dames of Paris.
It’s a huge shift from the chocolate factory she worked in at home in the north of England. But when an accident changed everything, Anna was thrown back in touch with her French teacher, Claire, who offered her the chance of a lifetime – to work in Paris with her former sweetheart, Thierry, a master chocolatier.
With old wounds about to be uncovered and healed, Anna is set to discover more about real chocolate – and herself – than she ever dreamed. Goodreads.”
What good books have you read lately? I’d love to have some more to add to my pile.