Wednesday, 3 April 2013

More finishes from me!

Hello everyone! Three more finishes from me, gulp! I'll definitely have to do a 100 book challenge at this rate or I'll be in trouble ;-) Haha. Well I re-read the second and third books in the Hunger Games trilogy- Catching Fire and Mockingjay. I think I still prefer the first one in the series but I do like them and would definitely recommend them- it's a very clever idea and definitely a page turner. Then I read Philip Pullman's controversial rewriting of the life of Christ called The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. It was very controversial when it was published- and I can see why! I thought it was intelligent and moving but certainly not for everyone. I'm currently reading HHhH by Laurence Binet which is a sort of novel-biography-history about the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich during the Second World War. I'm enjoying it so far although sometimes I think it's trying to be too clever for its own good! I bought one or two novels in the Kindle spring sale (sorry if you didn't know about it and are now scurrying off to spend loads of money!!) I got the first CS Lewis Narnia book in the daily deal at the weekend (Magician's Nephew, I've read it before but when I was little) and then I bought Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville (she's an Australian writer who won a Booker prize, or similar, for her novel The Secret River which I absolutely loved), Little Girl Lost by Brian McGilloway (59p, can't argue with that!), and the Wizard of Oz books (77p!!) Well that's all from me. Happy reading everyone!

1. P.D. James, A Mind to Murder
2. George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
3. Alan Hollinghurst, The Stranger’s Child
4. Jeanette Winterson, Why be Happy when you could be Normal?
5. Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
6. Jeanette Winterson, Oranges are not the only fruit
7. George RR Martin, A Storm of Swords
8. Eowyn Ivey, The Snow Child
9. Jonas Jonasson, The Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared
10. Anna Questerly, The Minstrel’s Tale
11. Scarlett Thomas, Bright Young Things
12. Yann Martel, Life of Pi
13. Nick Alexander, The Half-Life of Hannah
14. John Lanchester, Capital
15. M.C. Beaton, Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death
16. C.J. Sansom, Winter in Madrid
17. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
18. Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
19. Anna Questerly, The Minstrel’s Tale II
20. Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire
21. Philip Pullman, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
22. Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you are all making me feel guilty , I haven,t done an update or read anything for ages , still we are now in April and that means...........drum roll please ........ World book day and I collect my 20 books to giveaway ,