Monday 7 February 2011


I have just come across this group via Jo's fab blog here. I really want to get back into reading again after finishing all that Uni work last week so hoping to join some online reading type challenges. I am setting myself the challenge to read 52 books in 52 weeks, needless to say I am way behind at the moment as my reading was all articles from nursing journals up until a few days ago!!!

Anyway, this post ties in perfectly with my book club that I am attending tonight. I actually suggested this book so will be interested to know how everyone has found it. I have been watching 'the TV book club' (on more4/channel 4) and last series the book I wanted to read was....

The Legacy by Katherine Webb. It is 2 stories connecting the early 1900's with the present day. Two sisters come together to sort through their Grandmother's belongings after her death and they are both haunted by something that happened in their childhood. One cannot really remember what happened and I believe the other has spent all her live trying to forget it! The 'other' tale is all about their Great Grandmothers first marraige in America and how she leaves this life, taking something with her. This secret has to be hidden but the truth is discovered by one of the sisters in the present day.

I really enjoyed this book and it was an easy read, a perfect first book after the studying. The relationships are interesting with some strange interactions at times but as the story progresses you begin to understand the depth to some of the characters. I guessed what happened to the cousin Henry and some aspects of this are somewhat unbelievable but it didn't ruin the story (I ma trying hard not to give the story away here!!!)

If you go over to the book journey you can see what other books are being read this week.

I would love to know what you think of this book and also what you're reading at the moment xxx


  1. I really enjoyed The Legacy - one of my favourite books from last year.

  2. Hi Furry, I haven't read the Legacy but am reading The Help at the moment and most recently finished Sister. Happy reading xxx

  3. Oh The Legacy sounds good. Have a great week! My Monday:

  4. The Legacy looks so fantastic and what a cover! Thanks for joining gin today! SO glad to have you as part of the Monday What Are You Reading team! :)

  5. I haven't heard of this before. Might have to check it out. Hope you will stop by and check mine out.

  6. Have fun discussing this with your book club!

    Here's my Monday!

  7. That sounds really interesting - I'll look out for it :-)

  8. Have been meaning to comment on this all week but have been busy reading lol!
    When you posted this I was reading Breakneck by Erica Spindler now I'm reading The Captive Queen by Alison Weir (I love a historical novel)
    Don't think I could manage 52 books in a year and keep up with the rest of my life might be able to do 26 though :c)
    Debbie xx