Yeah, I know it’s now 4 days in to October but it takes me a while to get round to things OK?! I have been wanting to document the books that I read on my blog for months but here I am now, just making a start. I quite often forget the plot to a book, and end up wanting to read it again.
The type of books I normally prefer are thriller types – Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and the like. However, to broaden my horizons I decided to read other types of books as well (usually “modern classics”) and I’m so glad I did as I usually enjoy them very much.
So, in September I read:
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen:
Really enjoyed this, however I didn’t see why it had to be quite so raunchy in bits lol.. but maybe I’m just a prude?! It is one of those books which has the ending at the start (if you know what I mean)… but after you have read the whole book the ending makes much more sense… I really want to see the film when it comes out. 4/5
The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart:
OMG – this took me nearly 3 weeks to read. That says a lot. I do read quite slow, but not that slow! I nearly gave up on this book numerous times, but kept going. Basically, it is about a man who decides to live his life by the throw of a die, never mind the consequences. It is definitely more of a man’s book and I was pretty shocked by some of the things in it (bear in mind I thought Water for Elephants was bad!). 2/5
Shadow by Michael Morpurgo:
In contrast to The Dice Man I read this in 3 days. It is actually classed as a children’s book but Gary had wanted to read it for ages because it’s about a springer spaniel (!). It was a lovely wee story, and not all that childish at all. 4/5
When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman:
Wow – absolutely loved this book! I sometimes caught myself thinking about the characters and the story randomly during the day, and this is the sign that I really like a book. It did confuse me at times, but I am easily confused. I have since lent this book to Bec as I insisted she had to read it right away! 4.5/5
(I totally forgot to take my own pic of this book… Grrr!)
Book of the month = When God was a Rabbit!
Have you read any of these books? And I’m always looking for suggestions for more books to read! x