Thursday, 4 April 2013

March in Books

I thought I'd share what I've been reading this month, since I seem to have put in more effort than usual to read some of my book stash - I miss the library but I feel bad having a pile of books at home that I should really be working through...

The Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - I've actually read this book a few times but not recently, so I decided to indulge myself again.  Unsurprisingly, it was just as good as ever!  My mum and I have a running joke over it too - I made her read it after I'd decided it was the best thing ever and...she hated it.  What?!

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming - I've been wanting to read this for ages since Casino Royale is one of my favourite movies and I really wanted to try a 007 book.  It wasn't BAD but....there wasn't nearly as much action as the movie and I'm all about the action movies.  That torture scene in the chair though?  Still there.

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld - Now here's a book I can get on board with - set in a boarding school and with a quiet, observant main character.  Take out the boarding school part and it was like my teenage years, until I decided that being shy wasn't working for me and started talking.  A lot.
America Unchained by Dave Gorman - As I'm sure I've mentioned before, give me any book based around America and I'll read it quite happily.  This one was pretty excellent and was like reading about my dream come to life - road tripping around small town USA in a classic car.  Only this guy was making a documentary, which is next on my 'to acquire' list.

Rules for Saying Goodbye by Katherine Taylor - I picked this up in a library book sale last month and must admit I only did so because the cover had a recommendation from Emily Blunt.  No idea if it's the same Emily Blunt that I worship, since why would an actress be reviewing a book?  But that was good enough for me.  Kinda like the book.  It didn't really go anywhere, and while it was billed as another boarding school tale, it mostly just meandered through the first thirty years of the narrators life.  Not terrible but not very exciting.

What's everyone else been reading this month?



  1. When I read Prep, I was half convinced that Sittenfield had raided my teenage diaries, so accurately did Lee echo my own teen misery. Such a brilliant book!

  2. I've been reading my way through The Death of Lyndon Wylder and the Consequences Thereof, as well as the books which we'll be reviewing for Alex's blog next month. I have so many books to read it's crazy, I haven't been to the library in an age but the pile doesn't seem to be getting any smaller.

  3. I read prep a couple of years ago, it was brilliant!

  4. I've been meaning to read Time Traveller's Wife for so long now, still haven't got around to it! I've just finished the James Herbert Ash story and just started Penny Vincenzi's Best of Times which is starting out to be a good read.

  5. I loved Prep! I just finished Alice Munro's new short story collection DEAR LIFE and am in the middle of Ann Patchett's BEL CANTO and can't put it down!


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