I’ve read some interesting books this month, and although I haven’t done one before, I thought I would give you guys a summary of what I’ve been reading this month and what I thought of them, in case anyone needs ideas about what to read, or just a good old discussion about different books! So here’s what I’ve read!
- It – Stephen King: if anyone’s been reading my blog already, they’ll know exactly what I thought of IT because of my blog post, but for those who haven’t; for me it was a bit of a let down. It was a little slow-paced, and although the plot idea was good and there were some really creepy moments, it would’ve been a lot better if it were a little more concise! Nevertheless, King doesn’t disappoint with his creepy scenes!
- The Shock of the Fall – Nathan Filer: this book was absolutely brilliant. It was touching, humorous in places and overall a beautiful book. It’s definitely one of those books that everyone should read.
- The Husband – Dean Koontz: another glorious book from good old Dean. It’s a strange one, because it’s rare for him not to feature some element of the paranormal, but it’s fast-paced, well thought out and a brilliant plot. I genuinely couldn’t put it down, and finished it in about a day!
- Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee: another one people who regularly read my blog will know about! But for those who don’t, although the book received a fair bit of criticism, I thought it was another masterpiece from Harper Lee. It was clever, complex and thought-provoking, which I think is essential for a masterpiece, and although it wasn’t as comfortable to read as To Kill a Mockingbird, it was definitely enjoyable.
- The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith: I don’t usually enjoy crime novels, partly because it feels impossible to find an original one, this one succeeded in originality. The characters are unique and relatable, the plot and twist are engaging and unpredictable and overall it’s a fantastic work. Well done JK.
I’ve tried to plan what I’m reading this month in advance, so watch out for my August reads at the end of the month!
P.S. If anyone is interested, the picture for this post is my garden swing – one of my favourite reading spots!