Good morning Sunday Saloners,
I hope you have all had a good reading week. My week has been very slow reading wise. I managed to finish only two books. The Catcher In the Rye by J.D. Salinger and The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. I am afraid to say that I didn't really enjoy The Catcher In The Rye and I feel terrible saying that after the death this week of J.D. Salinger and seeing how so many of you thought so much of his work. I loved The Little Stranger, but I have to admit I found it quite scary and I don't normally find ghost books frightening. I think it is the subtlety of the book, that scared me the most.
This week I am presently working my way through The Earth Hums In B Flat by Mari Strachen and The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie. I have also picked up this lovely little book below from the library.
I had read about it over at Molly's blog My Cozy Book Nook and was really intrigued by it. It is written by Chris Baty who is the founder of National Novel Writing Month and has great reviews. So I hope to be ploughing through this during the week.
I bought two new books when I was in Brighton yesterday. I picked up Rebel by R.J. Anderson, as I loved Knife when I read it earlier in the year. I also bought Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, as it seems to be doing the rounds in the blogging world at the moment. With all my new books I am noticing a new trend, I am developing a completely black book cover shelf!
I thought I would do my monthly roundup today as well.
I have managed to read 15 books this month and I have to say I am really pleased.
Here are the books with links to the ones I have reviewed.
1) Ruined by Paula Morris
2) The Seance by John Harwood
3) The Stonewalkers by Vivien Alcock
4)Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
5)The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
6) How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
7)The Gourmet by Muriel Barberry
8) Thaw by Fiona Robyn
10) Persepolis 2
11)Nim's Island by Wendy Orr
12) Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
13) Skellig by David Almond
14) The Catcher and The Rye by J. D. Salinger
15) The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Looking back over the month I have read some fabulous reads. I think the best book out of all of them had to be Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, with Ruined and The Little Stranger come a close second.
I am really pleased with how many books I read this month and hope I might be able to manage a similar amount next year.
How was your reading month?