Here are the last six books I've read. Have you tried any of them?
My next favourite was a big 'un - IT by Stephen King. It's a monster - pun intended - taking me 17 months to finish. I was reading other books in-between to break it up as I started to dream about creepy clowns and needed a break. Very different to the film - which I LOVE LOVE LOVE - and some bits I wondered why they were needed (no spoilers, but 'the Bev bit' at the end with all the boys seemed a bit unnecessary), but a good read still. A real accomplishment!
Third favourite was a real curveball. A friend gave me Hyperbole and a Half (Allie Brosh) and it really made me laugh out loud in places. Pretty much the opposite to IT, and I raced through it (lots of pictures helps). Silly and fun, a good change of literary scene, and I never would have picked it myself, so thank you to my friend xx
The other three I've read since January weren't so good. You win some, you lose some, but I didn't give up! After Me Comes The Flood was one I picked up at the book swap I held with my friends for my birthday - bit weird and not much going on. A Case Of Exploding Mangoes - you got me, I picked it out from the charity shop shelves just because the title amused me. Serves me right! And Rebecca's Tale? This is kind of a sequel/fan fiction story which follows one of my all-time favourite books, 'Rebecca' by Daphne Du Maurier, 20 years after Rebecca's death. It was ok, but nowhere near as good as the original. A bit unfair to compare, perhaps, but that's how it was for me.
I'm crashing through books at the moment, being heavily pregnant and using it as a great excuse to put my feet up. I am also, as a consequence, well over half way through my 12 books for 2019 Good Reads challenge. Yay me!
Now I'm reading Spies ~ Michael Frayn. A new author for me, but it fits in well with my 'try something new' attitude I seem to have at the moment. I wouldn't normally go for historical fiction, but the first 30 pages have flown by - always a good sign.
On my TO READ LIST:
- Game of Thrones - will start with the first (giant) volume and see how I like it for the series
- My first James Bond book
- Catcher in the Rye by J.B.Salinger
Find out more about what I've been reading on my Good Reads page.
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