What I’ve Read – July 2011

Got my reading bug back this month, largely by not trying and just reading what I fancied. It has to be said that none of it was great literature and didn’t require too much brain space. I’ve read over 50 books this year but really need to start working on the big list.

43. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen

My first Sarah Dessen and this month not my last
44. Blood Red Road – Moira Young

I loved this, once I’d gotten into the groove of the writing style. (and yeah more dystopia!)

45. Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen

Second Sarah Dessen, with mother issues and teenage pregnancy added to the mix. I enjoyed reading it but it did worry me a bit and if I had a teenager reading this, I’d really hope that they had access to other points of view.

46. Ultraviolet – R.J. Anderson

Not what I was expecting at all, but really good fun anyway.

47. Heartless – Gail Carriger

I now have Kindle for my iPhone and this book is the reason I’m considering a Kindle, it was silly, fun and the type of book in physical form that I wouldn’t make space on the bookshelf for (space is limited!!)

48. When God Was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman

I really wasn’t sure about this one, but I really enjoyed it. Anything that has me laughing out loud on the tube is worth reading especially when this book deals with some really difficult stuff. I read somewhere that Sarah Winman, wanted to convey that stuff happens and children get on with it, if that was her intention, she does it brilliantly.

49. A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow – George R. R. Martin

Mixed emotions, loving the story, really want to find out what happened next but at the same time, I’m a bit scared about what Martin is going to do to next. Also wondering if I can drag the next 3 published books out until book 6 comes out. Somehow, I think that’s not going to happen but the story is getting more and more twisty and I have no idea where it’s going.

50. Whatever Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen

Another Sarah Dessen, another Kindle book and more mother/daughter issues. After 3 Sarah Dessen books I’m getting the hang of the style (which I love) and I like that the adults have issues too.

51. Jean of Storms – Elinor Brent Dyer

This is a typical Elinor Brent Dyer story. Written for adults and not as much fun as her school stories but interesting if you’ve read the Chalet School books and very much of it’s time (1930). The heroine ends up married to the nice doctor and the spoiled children come good with some common sense parenting!! Another Kindle buy.


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One Response to What I’ve Read – July 2011

  1. C. Anais Hayes says:

    Thanks! I needed some more suggestions for the rest of the summer reads!

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