Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Looking Back : March 2012

I read six books this March:
1. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
3. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
4. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
5. The Gates by John Connolly
6. You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik

My favourite book of March was a difficult one to choose, but if I had to pick I would go for The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt. Mainly because it's a book I wouldn't normally pick up, but I did because it was one of the books that was featured in the TV book club on Channel 4 (or More 4?), and I'm glad I did because it blew me away. Another book included in the TV book club was You Deserve Nothing which I also really loved. I had been avoiding The Night Circus a bit because I was scared it wasn't going to live up to the hype but I finally picked it up in March and I was so happy that I finally did because it was amazing and magical! Due to it being Charles Dickens bicenary in February I decided to pick up one of his works and I finally finished it in March. That work being Little Dorrit and I really savoured the writing. The next book read in March was Confessions of a Shopaholic which I thought was hilarious like the film. The final book was The Gates by John Connolly which was alright. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I was a kid but it was still a fun unique read.

Looking Back : February 2012

I read eight books in February.
1. Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
2. Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
3. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
4. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
5. Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
6. Harry Potter: Page to Screen by Bob McCabe
7. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
8. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
My favourite read of February was probably Harry Potter: Page to Screen. It's a mammoth book that provides a fantastic look behind the scenes of the whole franchise. My second favourite was definitely A Fault in our Stars which was an amazing read, but I've come to expect nothing less from John Green. I finished the Poison Study trilogy in February too. I really enjoyed the series but the first book (Poison Study) was definitely the best of the three. I finally got around to reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret and it was a beautiful book with awesome drawings and I only hope the film is as good when I finally get around to it too. I really enjoyed Silence as well and can't wait for the next installment in the Hush, Hush series. Wondrous Strange was a surprisingly good book and The Mysterious Affair at Styles was classic Christie.