April Books

If I don’t write this post today I will forever forget what books I read in April, as my memory is already starting to fade!

The Case of The Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall

Source – recommended on Twitter. This had really good reviews but I was sooo disappointed. I pretty much hated it! :( I kept having to check that it wasn’t translated into English as it is written in an Indian “colloquial style” language which I just couldn’t get used to. Couldn’t wait to finish it. 1.5/5

The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo

Source – lent by Sarah. This is the 3rd (I think) book in the Harry Hole series. I found the story quite long & tedious although I did like catching up with the characters. Not as good as the others. 3/5

Iggie’s House by Judy Blume

Source – amongst a bag of books received from Freecycle. I don’t remember reading any of these books as a child (although the author’s name is familiar) so I decided to give this a go. It was quite good & dealt with race relations. I finished it in an hour as well! 3/5

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Source – recommended on Twitter. Absolutely loved this right from the start! It was magical! The actual story wasn’t that fantastic but I just loved the atmosphere of it. 4/5

Lorelei’s Secret by Carloyn Parkhrst

Source – picked at random in the library as I liked the colour of the spine! This sounded really good from the description but I was slightly disappointed. It was about a dog who was the sole witness to his owner’s death. The grieving husband tries to get the dog to talk to discover if his wife’s death was suicide or an accident. 3/5

Book of the month = The Night Circus!

Book of the year so far = The Hunger Games!

As always, let me know if you have read any fab books recently! :) x

Comments

  1. I LOVED Judy Blume books when I was growing up. I'd love to get my hands on some of her books again :)

  2. the caked crusaderNo Gravatar says:

    Wow – you read a lot of books! My favourite recently was "The Hitman's Guide to Housekeeping", or something like that – translated from Icelandic but very darkly funny

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