Reading challenge: June

Pssssst I already started my first book of July…little head start!! Anyway here are the 3 books I’ve read during June:

Into the Water, Paula Hawkins
I loved Girl on the Train so I was looking forward to reading her second book, however I was a little disappointed with this. There was lot of hype about this book from publishers, obviously because her first book was so brilliant (seriously Girl on the Train is a really brilliant book and much better than the film!) but I felt there were just so many clichΓ©s in Into the Water. The only interesting bit was the historical fables that ran along side the main story.

A Separation, Katie Kitamura
This book was SO GOOD! I found the writing style in this just so interesting, and the storyline was exactly what I love in a book – a sort of strange mundanity (am I selling it to you?! haha). I’ve never read a book where there’s no speech whatsoever in it, and I found the way it which the writer dealt with this so brilliant. This book was on Vogue’s books of 2017, which is where I heard about it, and I can see why. It’s sort of glamorous in a funny sort of way. Throughly recommend.

Withering by Sea, Judith Rossell
Firstly this book is aimed at 8-12 year olds, but I couldn’t care less its brilliant! It’s pure escapism, easy reading and the illustrations are beautiful. I’ve long been a fan of Flavia de Luce (The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie) and Lemony Snicket so when I saw this as a recommended read on Amazon I had to get it. It’s a brilliant story, and the perfect book for laying in bed with and reading it in one sitting (not that I got to do that, I have a child so those days are well and truly gone!!)


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