Saturday, 1 October 2011

Looking Back : September 2011

I read nine book this September:
1. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
2. I'll Never Be Young Again by Daphne Du Maurier
3. Infinity by Rachel Ward
4. The Thirteenth by G. L. Twynham
5. Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
6. Dark Angel by Sally Beauman
7. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
8. Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
9. Wither by Lauren Destefano
I read some fantastic books this month. My favourite was probably Far From The Madding Crowd. I'd previously read Tess Of The D'Urbervilles and loved it and Far From The Madding Crowd proves to be just as good. Now usually I have to have read three books and loved them before I count the author among my favourites but I'm quite confident to put Thomas Hardy on a pedestal after only reading two of his works! I also finished off two series this month with Forever from the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy and Infinity from the Numbers trilogy and they were both great ends to their respective series especially Forever.
I'd had Thirteen Reasons Why on my shelf for ages and I finally got around to it this month and I really liked it. Also, Dark Angel which I have had on my shelf for over six years was finally read and I absolutely loved it (I have a review up). I'll Never Be Young was another great read but I always love anything by Daphne Du Maurier. Mythago Wood was a book I liked even though I had higher expectations for it. The Thirteenth was also a great read and I can't wait to get around to the sequel. Finally, there's Wither which was the only book I was really disappointed with, so I'm glad I got it from the library and didn't buy it, although I was tempted on many occasions by the gorgeous cover. A review should be up soon for it.
Lastly I went to see the adaptation of Jane Eyre at the cinema's at the start of the month and I absolutely loved it. I thought the actors portrayed the characters perfectly, especially Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester. I can't wait to get stuck into some more great books this October :)


Jenny said...

You got a lot read in September! I've heard 13 Reasons Why is really good, I've had that on my list for a while but haven't gotten to it yet. Wither is one of my favorite covers, I never get tired of looking it:)

~Sara @ Just Another Story said...

Thirteen Reasons Why left me feeling strange. How our different actions can affect someone in different ways. Wither was one of my favourite books this year. I really liked it.

Here's to October!

The Library Owl said...

@Jenny - I had thirteen reasons why unread for ages too but I'm glad I've finally read it because I really enjoyed it. Well, maybe not enjoyed becasue of the subject matter but it was really a captivating and emotional read :)

@Sara - Yeah that's how it left me feeling too. It did leave a lasting impression :)