31: Harry Potter 6
32: Harry Potter 7
33: The Tales of Beedle the Bard
34: Who Were the Beatles?
35: Wither by Lauren DeStefano
36: Fever by Lauren DeStefano
36 books in a year!!!! amazing.
Harry Potter 2/3/4/5
Loving life. Not much time to update but glad to still be reading.
I’ve re-read these books a million times, but being at Disney I wanted something magical and reliable to read next!
Just as good as ever, although reading the American version was annoying… using words like ‘mom, crackers, sweater and SORCERER’S’ just annoyed me a bit!!!
I’m finding a lot of time to read during the day, I read on the way to work, on my lunch break… and then I can still enjoy my evenings whilst keeping book busy and not feeling like I’m wasting my time here :)
Started 2nd August and finished 11th.
I’m also officially half way through my book challenge!!! Wahoooooo. 26 books in a year is a big deal to me, I did this because I wanted to read more and here I am :)
It was so interesting to read (I still can’t believe it’s not fictitious) but it left me feeling really angry. This intelligent and interesting man conned companies out of millions of dollars and ends up with a relatively happy ending?
Not impressed. At the same time I was however in awe of his creativity and self belief.
Well written and fascinating.
Started July 10th and finished July 26th.
So, this is my third Picoult book of the year. If you haven’t noticed… I consider myself to be a hugeeeee Picoult fan. My entire middle bookshelf is dedicated to her.
I have so many of her books that I’ve just never gotten around to reading them all… hence why they will be featuring so heavily on this blog!
So… Second Glance. I have owned this book for years yet never read it, why? Well, I think that the blurb does not do it justice at all. The description on the back cover just seems dull, but the book itself is amazing. (Pet hate… why can some blurbs never accurately convey the contents?)
'Change of Heart' (aka book 17) was unlike any Picoult book I’ve read before… and this one follows in suit. There is not a single courtroom scene (very unlike Picoult) and although there is a slight mention of a lawsuit, it is not focused on morals but spirituality and spirits themselves.
As a whole, I absolutely loved it.
Some of the plot twists and turns were very obvious, however some did genuinely surprise me. Similarly, the characters were often well conveyed, well developed and genuinely interesting however I had one issue… When solving a murder that took place 70 years before the characters would just guess the answer. They would make a vague guess (based on nothing) and it would turn out to be right. Come on Miss Picoult, please give them a little more thought than that!
So… If you like ghost stories infused with historical information and Picoult’s compassion for her characters then I would definitely recommend this book.
Finished: 18th June 2012.
A wonderful 9/10
laurennnkate-deactivated2012082 asked: After you raved about Watson's 'Before I Go To Sleep' I decided to give it a read on holiday last week. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING BOOK.I read it in half a day, I literally couldn't put it down. Thanks! x
YAYYAAY!!! This makes me so happy!
I love when people recommend books to me that I love, so I am very glad I could repay the favour!!
Months later and I’m still thinking about it, what a cracking book!
Everyone needs to read ‘Before I Go To Sleep’ by Watson!
severus-sam asked: It made me a little sad you gave 'Change of of Heart' only a 5! It's one of my favorite Picoult novels.. However, I did have to read it twice to really fall in love with it the way I did. She's one of my favorite authors :)
She’s my favourite author too, which is why I think it disappointed me. I like that about reading though, it’s all subjective and a highly personal thing.
If it wasn’t Picoult then I might have enjoyed it more, but it just didn’t live up to my expectations of her writing.
In Cold Blood has been recommended to me many times- it’s my Mum’s favourite book and many of my followers/family members have told me to read it!
It was devastatingly beautiful to read. The fact that it is based on a true story (well, it IS a true story) is just heart breaking. Capote writes with a very poignant narrative and he gives the characters a very three-dimensional portrayal. Instead of hating Perry and Dick I ended up perplexed and undecided.
Overall it wasn’t my favourite book, there were many sections that I didn’t find as enjoyable, but I certainly enjoyed reading it (as much as you can enjoy a book of such tragic plot)
Finished: June 10th.
I would give it a very emotional yet beautiful 8.5/10