The Likeness by Tana French
Source – lent by Sarah. I flippin well loved this book! I read my 1st book by her in January and although I enjoyed it, I was a teensy bit disappointed with the ending. I was glad to see that this book had a nice tied-up ending. It features much of the same characters as the 1st book which was nice. I was going to give this 5 out of 5 but then I remembered one tiny thing which annoyed me, oh and the chapters are very long! – so 4.5/5 it is!
The Radleys by Matt Haig
Source – recommended on Twitter. Hmmm an unusual book. I started off taking it quite seriously as I was reading it. Then it started getting slightly silly & I just went with it. Quite enjoyable and certainly different. 3.5/5
Howard’s End Is On The Landing by Susan Hill
Source – recommended on Twitter. I was quite excited about this book as I wanted to get loads of tips and ideas about books to read. It started off OK but I quickly became bored. This book has pretty good reviews but I just didn’t like it. The only thing I got from it is that I want to read some Virginia Woolf. Maybe my reading tastes aren’t as refined as they should be but it didn’t really interest me. 2/5
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Source – recommended and lent by Kim. I don;t think I would have read this book if it hadn’t been for Kim. I would have seen it as too much of a fantasy novel for me. I have never been interested in fantasy books and have never read Harry Potter or Twilight or anything. Well I am sooo glad I read this. I was hooked from the beginning, and although it wasn’t perfect I really really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see the film now! By the end of the book I didn’t much like the main character which I thought was strange… but I still can’t wait to read the next 2 books. 4.5/5
Dead Simple by Peter James
Source – recommended somewhere, can’t remember! I found this really difficult to get into after the fast-paced easy reading of The Hunger Games. However, I persevered and I’m glad I did as once it got going I really enjoyed it. A few good twists and turns and the main character is very likeable. This book is the 1st one in a new series so I will definitely read some more to follow the same characters. 4/5
Book of the month = The Hunger Games – loved it!!