Thursday 4 February 2016

GALAXY:Quick Reads 2016

Like most, I love to read, but I often find it hard to complete a book due to time, well more the lack of time, So i was delighted to learn about GALAXY Quick Reads 2016,The Quick Reads initiative was launched in 2006 to support literacy and reading amongst adults .On 4th February 2016, six new GALAXY. Quick Reads books written by renowned authors and are aimed at helping adults across the UK discover the pleasure of reading. GALAXY chocolate is a main sponsor for Quick Reads and is committed to supporting the work that Quick Reads does to improve adult literacy skills and encourage the uptake of reading.

Priced at only £1 the GALAXY Quick Reads  are the same as mainstream books in every respect, but shorter and easier to tackle for adults who are either less confident in their reading skills, or over time have forgotten the pleasures of reading

Quick Reads has now distributed over 4.7 million books to libraries, hospitals, schools workplaces, parents, family groups and even prisons, Over the past ten years, Quick Reads has introduced millions of people to the pleasure of picking up a book by providing short, books by bestselling writers. Previous high profile authors who have penned GALAXY Quick Reads titles include Jeffrey Archer, Roddy Doyle and Jojo Moyes.

I was delighted to have the opportunity to read: Too Good to be True by Ann Cleeves
When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don’t happen. But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from far-away Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that her new husband Tom was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with her death? Sarah refuses to believe it and needs proof. 


An absolutely great read that will keep you gripped throughout, I loved that it was a short story that i could start in the confidence that i know i will be able to complete., I most defiantly will be reading more of the GALAXY Quick Reads. Here is the rest of the GALAXY Quick Reads selection.

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (with Christina Lamb)
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala Yousafzai’s extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world. Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and former SAS soldier Andy McNab have penned GALAXY Quick Reads books, helping people to discover the pleasure of reading

A Baby at the Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond
Evie loves running her beach café in Cornwall, but with a baby on the way, she’s been told to put her feet up. Let someone else take over? Not likely. Helen’s come to Cornwall to escape the stress of city living. She hopes a seaside life will be the answer to all her dreams. When she sees a job advertised at the café it sounds perfect. But the two women clash and sparks fly… and then events take a dramatic turn. Can the pair of them put aside their differences in a crisis?

The Anniversary, edited by Veronica Henry 
From family secrets to unlikely romance, from wartime tragedy to ghostly messages, The Anniversary is a wonderful collection of short stories from some of the best writers around to celebrate 10 years of Quick Reads. This collection includes specially written short fiction by Fanny Blake, Elizabeth Buchan, Rowan Coleman, Jenny Colgan, Philippa Gregory, Matt Haig, Veronica Henry, Andy McNab, Richard Madeley and John O'Farrell. It also includes delicious anniversary recipes from The Hairy Bikers.

The Double Clue: Poirot Short Stories by Agatha Christie (Edited by Sophie Hannah & John Curran)
A man is found shot in a locked room. A wealthy banker disappears while posting a letter. A thief vanishes with a haul of rubies and emeralds. And, in the golden sands of Egypt, the men who discovered an ancient tomb are dying one by one . . . Hercule Poirot, the fussy Belgian detective with the egg-shaped head and neat and tidy moustache, solved some of the world’s most puzzling crimes. This book contains four of the very best stories, selected by John Curran, author of Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks, and Sophie Hannah, who wrote the brand new Hercule Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders.

On The Rock by Andy McNab
This is the call he is always ready for. They’ve had word of a planned attack. That’s why he’s back here, opposite some suit who’s trying to tell him what he needs to do. But he knows exactly what’s required. Four men. Plain clothes. Eyes peeled. Three targets. Two cases. One car. Gibraltar isn’t an ideal location. Too many people. Too many blind alleys. But then again, he’s not the

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