I am now on over 100 books for the year. And with October School holidays by the end of the month I was up to 111.
So here is the list for October. I score each book I read in my reading journals so thought I would share the scores with you.
1. Circling the Sun by Paula McLean. 3/5.
2. The woman who ran by Sam Barker. 3/5.
3. My husband’s wife by Amanda Prowse. 3/5.
4. I see you by Clare Mackintosh. 4/5.
5.and 6. The Sea Detective and The Malice of Waves by Mark Douglas Home.4/5
7. Angel by LJ Ross. 3/5.
8. The mistake I made by Paula Daly. 4/5.
9. White Teeth by Zadie Smith. 4/5.
10. Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves. 3/5.
11. The Day I lost you by Fionnah Kearney. 4/5.
Some outstanding books in the above list. My reading challenge book of the month was to read a book I own but have never read. Sadly this gave me lots of scope as I have a large pile of books to read which is why one day I hope a magic fairy waves a magic wand and tells me that my job in life is just to read as a full time job. One of these books is White Teeth which if memory serves me right I bought from my local bookshop Mainstreet Trading a number of years ago. So I chose it and immediately wondered why I hadn’t read it before. A brilliant book observing life in the UK from the Second World War to the current day. It was very culturally relevant and thought provoking but it also gave me a jolly good laugh. I also loved the Sea Detective and The Malice of Waves by Mark Douglas Home. The books are very well written set in Edinburgh and up north and crime novels so for me one of my favourite genres on a number of accounts. I also read some favourite authors this month. Although good didn’t think Ann Cleeves and LJ Ross’s books were as good as previously and although I gave Claire Mackintosh a 4/5 for me her second novel wasn’t as good as the first.
So that is me for October. For November it’s a book that intimidates me. Trying to ignore my husbands suggestion of reading the Hobbit and other suggestions of books he knows are not my type. But in ignoring him I have to come up with a book that he too thinks is intimidating. So what book do I go for?