January Books

I got a little behind with my book posts last year but I am going to try to keep on top of it in 2013!

January will be an easy month to review as I only read 2 books! It took me 3 weeks to read the first, then just under a week to read the second!

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

I saw a review of this on Amelie’s House blog – it sounded different from anything I would normally read so I decided to give it a go. Plus I want to start reading more “classics”.

It was written in 1905 and is set in 1890′s New York, following the life of socialite Lily Bart. The language was a little difficult, but not as bad as I expected. The story itself was quite fascinating, although I did find myself getting a little lost with some of the characters (but maybe this was because I was so tired when I was reading a few pages each night?!).

I was intending to give it 3 stars, but once I had finished, I couldn’t stop thinking about the ending and about Lily (the main character) so for that reason I will give it 3.5! 3.5/5

The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gertisen is one of my all time favourite crime/thriller authors. I realised I hadn’t read anything from her in a while so hunted out the next book in the Rizzoli & Isles series in the library.

I find her writing so easy & comfortable to read and I was immediately drawn into the story. However, I found myself disliking one of the main characters for the first time ever which I thought was a little strange. The story was up to her usual standard, and kept me guessing. I was a little disappointed that the ending seemed very rushed, but other than that it was a good read. 4/5

What good books have you read lately? Oh, and looking back over my book reviews from 2012, it seems that my favourite book was The Hunger Games (first book!).

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  1. Apart from the new DK one my January reads have been random – Scott Mills autobiography (he's no literary genius but I really enjoyed it!) and the memoirs of Peter Falk (Columbo)… not sure whether you're going to want either of those passing alone ;)

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