I think it is pretty clear just how much I love reading so when I was contacted asking if I would like to review some of the Galaxy Quick Reads books which would be sent out to me as well as a bar of Galaxy chocolate (probably my favourite chocolate EVER!), how could I resist? Books and chocolate – I could curl up on the sofa under a blanket and give the books a read.
Galaxy Quick Readsare short books that can be purchased for just £1. They are written by renowned authors and aim to help adults rediscover the pleasure of reading. The six titles were launched yesterday on the 4th of February 2016. I received five of the six to review. The other title is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (with Christina Lamb).
I managed to read all five books in January around other books I was reading – full wrap up coming later today for all of my January reads. But for the Galaxy Quick Reads, here is a brief overview of my thoughts.
The Double Clue & Other Hercule Poirot Stories | Agatha Christie, introduced by Sophie Hannah and John Curran
I was always going to love Agatha Christie stories, wasn’t I? Five stars all round for me as it included some stories I hadn’t yet read – quite difficult when I have read quite a lot of AC’s work. There was a story or two that I had read before but I loved this and it would be a great way of introducing a reader to Agatha’s writing.
A Baby At The Beach Cafe | Lucy Diamond
I love chick lit and this was an okay book but it wasn’t the greatest I have seen from Lucy Diamond. For £1 though, it is definitely worth slipping in your handbag for the commute or your beach bag for a read whilst you’re sunbathing.
The Anniversary | Compiled by Veronica Henry, from 10 bestselling authors
I love short stories (can you tell?) and books like this make it so easy to dip in and out of. There were some I really enjoyed, of course, whilst others weren’t as much my taste but I loved the book overall and what a fantastic list of literary talent there was on board!
Too Good To Be True | Ann Cleves
I love the Shetland TV show but was yet to read any of the books that the TV show is based on. This was a great introduction to the world of Jimmy Perez for me, I could get a feel for the authors writing and I will definitely be picking up some more of her work.
On The Rock | Andy McNab
I’ve never really been an Andy McNab fan but I really found myself enjoying this book. Whilst it wasn’t really the subject matter I would usually choose to read about, the book kept me gripped until the very end.
So what are my thoughts on Galaxy Quick Reads overall? I think they’re great! They have a variety of titles for people to choose from for just £1, such an affordable sum and if they help get more people reading, then I am happy to be a part of it! You can find this years selection available here on Amazon and at participating stores. Don’t forget to check back later for my January reading wrap up.
Books sent for review