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!).


  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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