One great thing about being poorly for most of January has meant that I have had lots of time for reading. In 2015 and 2016 I set myself reading challenges but never actually completed them. I think in 2016 I read just 8 books, so this year I’m not putting that much pressure on myself I am just reading when I feel like it and I am loving it so far. I did say that I wasn’t going to buy any new books until I’ve read the 50 or so that I have on my book shelf but I have already failed that and have bought 3 already!! I am going to try to abstain from buying any more now!
My first book of the year finished and I loved it!! Couldn’t put it down. Last year I wrote a list of all the books that I owned and haven’t read and promised myself I’d read them all by the end of 2016. I read 8 of 45! This year I’m not putting too much pressure on myself but thought I’d start sharing what I am reading. I love to read but I’m all or nothing. I can go months without reading a book and then read 5 a week!! I’m really going to try and get some balance and try and read one a week. What are you reading? #TMLreads2017 #GirlontheTrain
I’d heard so many people saying how great The Girl on the Train was so I just had to read it. It is a real page turner, I could not put it down and read it within a day.
I hadn’t read any reviews about The Girl in the Red Coat I just liked the look of it when I bought it last year. I really enjoyed this book but I found myself desperate to get to the end because I always find it hard to read about children and any harm that could come to them so I wasn’t very on comfortable with the situation where Karmel had been taken and was with unfamiliar people. I also found myself desperately sad reading from her mums perspective because there’s nothing more scary to me than losing one of my children. It’s definitely worth a read!
It took me a while to get into The State We’re In, I kept having to re-read pages to understand who people were and what relationship they were to the person I was reading about. It was a good read though and had a totally unexpected ending!!
The Nightingale was recommended to me by a friend who said it was “The best book she had ever read” so how could I not go straight out and buy it? It’s a story about two sisters during the German occupation of France in World War 2. Be prepared to sob! I did a lot!
I only read one book of Jodi Picoult’s before ‘The Tenth Circle’ and I hated it so it put me off reading anymore of hers. I’ve had this on my book shelf for years so I thought I’d give her another chance. I’m so pleased I did as it is a fantastic book about a boy who walks into his school and shoots 10 people and injures 19 others. It really makes you think!! #tmlreads2017 #ilovebooks #booklover #bookworm #bookstagram #reading
I read The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult a good while ago and I hated it so it really put me off reading anymore of hers. I had Nineteen Minutes on my book shelf so I thought I’d give her another chance and I am so pleased that I did! It’s about a boy who walks into his school and kills 10 people and injures 19 others. It is a brilliant book and it really makes you think.
The Outcast made me feel so sad. A young boy called Lewis watches his mother drown and the book is about his life afterwards. I spent the whole book just wanting to hug the poor thing.
So there you have it, six great books. I’d read them all again! I think my favourite of the six would be Nineteen Minutes surprisingly. I have another of hers on my book shelf so I’ll be reading that in February.
What have you been reading this month?