I have had one of the best reading weeks ever. I have managed to finish five books and three of them were mind blowing.
I started the week with 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff on Sunday and fell in love with Hanff's writing style. It was quite a short book, which I managed to read in one session. The review for this book will be posted tomorrow.
This was followed by Indian Mutiny, one of those My Story books aimed at teenagers. I have heard good things about these books but this one didn't really appeal to me. The story had too many Asian words in it that were not translated in the glossary and I find it very frustrating to have to keep looking them up on the Internet.
On Wednesday I picked up a long awaited for book from the library, If I Stay by Gayle Forman and delved into it straight away. Wow - what a book, now I can see why it has been so popular. I sat down and read this in one session too. Absolutely loved it and now wondering will Gayle Forman be able to top it with her next book.
During the week I had started The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, but I kept putting it down as I found the writing style a little annoying. However, once I got past page 30, I was completely engrossed in the story and could not put it down. Though I wish someone had warned me about the sad bit, which made me put the book down for a while. Real tears in my eyes for that one.
After finishing The Knife of Never Letting Go, I quickly moved onto a much better My Story book - Mayflower, the Diary of Remember Patience Whipple and found it to be more enjoyable than Indian Mutiny.
So out of the 5 books I read this week, three of them were just superb, if I did a rating system they would have got 10 out of 10. The other two were OK, short reads which helped my count this week.
This is definitely my best reading week, I have never read five in a week before. What is most books you have read in a week?
I found that as soon as I finished one book, I was desperate to start the next book and I wondered if I was the only person who did this. I have to start a new book as soon as I finish another, I can never leave a breathing space in between? Do you need to start a new one straight away or do you like to digest the book you have just read by leaving it up to a day before starting a new one?
This weekend is a Bank Holiday weekend for us, so I am off to the bootsale to sniff out some bargain books and then round to a friends for my first BBQ of the summer! The weather has been just pants this year and really not BBQ weather - that is my excuse anyway, the fact that I hate cleaning the BBQ has absolutely nothing to do with it. I may get around to some reading this evening, but that really depends on my wine intake this afternoon.
I now have two books on the go today, Angelica by Arthur Phillips and Flyte by Angie Sage.
Have a great Sunday.