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Friday Finds

Friday Finds is a meme currently hosted by Books and a BeatThis is an opportunity to share the books that you have recently found and added to your TBR.

tumblr_muwzscDBG41sn9ovdo1_500I have added three more books to my shelf this week. As always, I got the books from a books street vendor in Nairobi. After weeks of reading psychological thrillers, I decided to get something different and went for some romance and generally fluffy reads.


The Choice by Nicholas Sparks


1 New York Times bestseller Nicholas Sparks turns his unrivaled talents to a new tale about love found and lost, and the choices we hope we’ll never have to make.

Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life – boating, swimming , and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies — he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, THE CHOICE ultimately confronts us with the most heart-wrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

Five Days by Douglas Kennedy


Laura works in a small hospital on the Maine coast, scanning and x-raying many a scared patient. In a job where finding nothing is always the best result, she is well versed in the random unfairness of life, a truism that has started to affect her personally. Her husband Dan has become a stranger since losing his job. With a son in college and a daughter set to leave home, she wonders how the upcoming empty nest will affect the disconnected state of her marriage.

Still, Laura jumps at the opportunity to attend a conference in Boston where she meets a man as grey and uninspired as her drab hotel. His name is Richard. He’s a fifty-something salesman, also from Maine, also in Boston for the weekend. When a chance meeting brings them together again, Laura begins to discover a far more complex and thoughtful man behind the flat facade. Like herself, Richard ponders his own life and wonders if the time has come to choose desire over obligation.

Five Days is a moving love story that will have readers reflecting about the choices made that so shape all our destinies. Featuring Kennedy’s trademark evocative prose and his brilliant ability to delineate life the way it is truly lived today, it is a novel that speaks directly to the many contradictions of the human heart.

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella


Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?

When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie-a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance-mysteriously appears, she has one request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, because Sadie cannot rest without it.

Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from and about each other. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.

So did you add any books to your bookshelf this week? Have you read of the three on my post? Let me know.

giphyHappy Friday!


8 comments on “Friday Finds

  1. Beyond Opinions
    May 20, 2016

    I love reading Nicholas Sparks, I really should be reading more 🙂 I haven’t read any Sophie Kinsella but I heard good things about her books. I’ll have to give them a try.
    Here is my FF: https://beyondopinionssite.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/friday-finds-may-20-2016/

    • Diana
      May 24, 2016

      Nicholas Sparks has some really beautiful books.Most of Kinsella’s books are perfect for when you need just an easy,fluffy read.Thanks for the link.Sorry for returning the visit late,got caught up with exams last week.Heading over to your blog now 🙂

  2. alilovesbooks
    May 20, 2016

    I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella, her books are nice and light hearted and just tend to make me laugh and smile. I vaguely remember reading Twenties Girl a few years ago and enjoying it, although I will say it’s not my favourite book of hers. Hope you enjoy.

    • Diana
      May 24, 2016

      Thank you.I read her shopaholics series and loved it.This is the first book that I got that’s not part of the series but hope it will be an okay read 🙂

  3. Tea Time with Marce
    May 20, 2016

    Those look like Fun Finds, enjoy reading them. I’m trying to decide what to read next, a Thriller I’m sure. Come over and vote on my poll when you have the chance. Happy Friday

    • Diana
      May 24, 2016

      Thank you.Just visited your blog and left you a comment.Some very nice choices you have there.Hope you enjoy your next read 🙂

  4. Abu Amirah
    May 21, 2016

    Hey Dee, apologies, i haven’t been in a position to keep up with your posts this week…..let’s just say i wasn’t in my usual element 😉

    I have nominated you for the Ewonderhub blogging award. Check it out on http://akhymjanja.co.ke/ewonderhub-blogger-award/.

    I understand you might be held up with your posts, so since you are the most inspiring person who has been with me since i started blogging, i will accord you the luxury of choosing another blogger to represent you on the award (though i think it might be against the award!!!).

  5. Diana
    May 24, 2016

    Hey,thanks.I’ll check it out when I resume normal posting.Still on study/exam leave up to next week.Never done any awards post but I will give this one a try.

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