Wednesday, 5 October 2016

September Reading Wrap Up

September has, unsurprisingly, been a really poor reading month for me. It always is as the start of the university year is a really busy time for me. So its to be expected that I'm not really committing a lot of my free time to reading - third year is no joke. I did manage to get two books read which I don't think is terrible and I'm also quite far through a new one too. One of the books I read this month really let me down but I really enjoyed the other...


Martini Henry by Sara Crowe* - This is a new young adult novel about a girl who dreams of being a writer. She's living with her old, ex-rich aunt in her old crumbling manor home. Whilst also trying to sort out her love life and researching the history of the old house. The plot interested me but I have to admit I felt a little let down by the book. I found the characters to be really snobby, weird and unlikeable. There's a point in this book where the main character gets called middle class and she corrects the person and tells them she's upper class. Think that about says it all. I did read this pretty quickly but to be honest it didn't grip me like other young adult novels have and I just feel very lukewarm towards the whole thing. I gave it 2/5 stars.

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins - I've heard a lot about this book but I have to admit that it was the movie trailer that really pushed me into reading it. And I loved it. This novel is about a woman, Rachel, who gets the same train to work every day and watches people in the houses she passes. When a woman who lives in one of the houses goes missing Rachel finds herself caught up in the investigation. This book was really gripping and I found myself totally hooked. There are a few good plot twists and I didn't manage to guess any of them either. Sometimes books don't live up to the hype but I definitely think this one deserved the attention it's getting. I gave this one 5/5 stars. I may write a book to movie review if I can get around to going to see the film some time. 

And those are my books for the month. If you have anything to recommend me let me know!

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