What have you been reading this week?
I go away on holiday today, so this will be my last post for a while. Well, unless the weather is absolutely dreadful and I’m stuck inside all week. Then I’ll probably just write something to keep busy. Of course, I should use the time to get ahead with my reading. I had 10 books to read this month and I only finished the 5th one yesterday. If I don’t come home having read at least 3 then I don’t think there’s anyway that I’ll finish my Spell the Month reading challenge this month. I can’t get so far through the year and not manage every month.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW –Endless Night by Agatha Christie
It’s been a while since I last read an Agatha Christie novel, so I decided it was finally time. I chose this one because it’s one of my favourites. I also think it’s massively underrated and not given the attention it deserves. What makes it such a standout? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- TUESDAY REVIEW – The Green Knight (2021)
This had been on my radar for a while. I can’t say that I’m very familiar with the source text but I figured I knew enough to get by. The trailer made this look like an epic fantasy adventure but I suspected that it would be something much different. Was I right? Head over to my review to find out.
- BOOK REVIEW –The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
I picked this up after t was recommended to me on Amazon. I’d never heard about it before but it sounded like a lovely book. It also seemed like it would be a quick read, which is what I needed right now. I’m not normally a lover of romance books but I am a fan of books about reading. Would the combination of the two make this more bearable for me? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- Endless Night by Agatha Christie
A classic Agatha Christie and one of her top novels. This is a standalone that I don’t think gets enough credit. It is a different style for the writer but it certainly pays off.
- The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
This was a super cute read that I managed to get through pretty quickly. It was the perfect antidote to a stressful week. I definitely couldn’t have gone for anything deeper otherwise I’d have just slumped really hard.
- Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
My book club’s pick this month and a book that I’ve been meaning to read for ages. I managed to get it all finished yesterday when I was packing. I’m not entirely sure how I feel, so I’m really glad that I don’t have to write a review tomorrow.
- The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
Just started my holiday reading with this follow-up to The Thursday Murder Club. I didn’t think that one was as good as everyone else but I enjoyed it. I feel like the sequel should be a pretty enjoyable read.
Still working on my September pre-orders so I’ve not bought anything else. I’m amazed with myself.
- Father Ted– I’m never sure how to feel about this show since its creator turned out have such awful opinions about transgender people. It’s one of those art vs artist arguments. Clearly, I decided that I was okay to put my feelings aside for the sake of watching an old favourite.