Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Looking Back : October 2011

I read seven books this October:
1. Fire by Kristin Cashore
2. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
4. The Name Of The Star by Maureen Johnson
5. Rivers Of London by Ben Aaronvitch
6. Grace Williams Says It Loud by Emma Henderson
7. The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
A slightly slower reading month this October. However I have a good excuse as I started a new job this month and have been getting settled in. It's just a temporary Christmas job for the moment but I am enjoying it. Anyway on to the books! I finally got around to reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and it was amazing. It definitely lived up to the hype and I'm looking forward to continuing with the trilogy and seeing the new movie this December. Fire and The Periodic Table were my favourites of the month though. I loved Cashore's first novel, Graceling, so I was pretty sure that I would at least like Fire but I didn't expect to like it even more than Graceling :) The Periodic Table managed to put a soul into science with the fantastically moving life story of a chemist.
Grace Williams Says It Loud was another moving story and very inspiring and hopefully I will put up a review for it soon. Rivers Of London was also a good read with a very original plot. I have a review up for it if you want to check it out. The Name Of The Star was a spooky and atmospheric read and whilst I didn't love it as much as Johnson's other works it still had an interesting premise which she managed to pull off. Finally I re-read Prisoner of Azkaban which I still adore. I think I liked Chamber of Secrets a little bit more, which I read last month, but you can't not enjoy Harry Potter's adventures. I'm looking forward to re-reading Goblet Of Fire this Novemeber as it was my favourite of the series and it'll be interesting to see if that still holds true.
Over half of the books I read this week were borrowed from the library. I'm starting to try and check out books form the library more now because I'm starting to run out of space for my books (well you could say I run out a while back and have just become more ingenious with storing them). I really enjoy scanning the shelves and spotting books I wouldn't normally pick up and finding I love them. I hope you all had a great reading month too!


Lit Addicted Brit said...

I loved Fire too - I'm definitely looking forward to Bitterblue (although for some reason the release date is escaping me...)!

I'm also glad that I'm not the only person in the world whose favourite Harry Potter is The Goblet of Fire - everyone always moans about the tournament but that's my favourite bit! I must re-read! :-)

Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger) said...

The Name of the Star seems to be very popular.