Greetings lovely people it’s that time again where I discuss my monthly reading
failures list. So this month I’ve read four books again and started a fifth and while I’m no where near caught up with reading challenge (still 8 books behind) I feel like i’m definitely back on track. Plus hopefully i’ll come back from holiday having read loads of books.
A James Patterson session clearly happened this month with Private Down Under and I, Michael Bennett. What happened was I discovered one of these at the airport on my way to Dublin – I can’t resist airport exclusives – so bought that there and consumed most of it on the two flights. Then I discovered that there was a Michael Bennett book that I hadn’t read and I love this series for Mr JP. I have to say that I, Michael Bennett was really good, gripping and surprising and the end has left me desperate for the next installment.
The Casual Vacancy, JK Rowling – I loved The Casual Vacancy and really could hear JK Rowling’s voice in the writing. It did take me a while to get into this, but it was definitely worth perservering.
Levels of Life, Julian Barnes – this one I’ve just finished and honestly I didn’t really get the first couple of sections in the book. However the last third where Julian Barnes discusses grief was wonderful. There are numerous passages that I loved, they made me smile or nod in agreement and at one point I laughed out loud. There are some lovely quotations that have been earmarked for the quote book too.
Let’s overlook the fact that I read two James Patterson books as we all know they are super quick to read, but I do love them so! In defense of that, The Casual Vacancy is quite a hefty book so I think that equals things out. It’s not like I read a children’s book – even though I was tempted to slot in a Roald Dahl book to up the numbers!
How has everyone else’s reading month gone? Do let me know any highlights or recommendations.