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Dear Diary: What I read in February 2014

I was on fire this month, especially given that it’s the shortest month of the year. The discovery of the Kindle app for iPhone is mostly responsible for this. I started out reading How to Fall in Love… With Life, a compilation of stories from fans of Cecilia Ahern on how and when they fell in love with their own lives.

I read it as a bit of a tease for myself before her latest novel How to Fall in Love but it’s still a little on the expensive side for me at the moment. (I’m trying to not spend more than £3 per book at the mo.) It was an OK read but nothing startling but it definitely helped me get in the swing of reading on my phone.

Next up I read The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion for #LondonBookClub and I love, love, loved it, managing to read it in just three days thanks to a couple of two hour train journeys. I was all geared up to discuss it at book club and then the date got changed due to location availability! Boo… Definitely a thumbs up from me though!

I’ve been wanting to read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ever since it was released and finally downloaded it for Kindle as the movie trailer had been released and I didn’t want to be spoiled. It was beautifully written and extremely sad, I’m not ashamed to say I shed a few tears. I’m uncertain whether the movie will be able to do this wonderful story justice though. Some novels should just stay as words on a page.

Next up I somehow managed to devour House Rules by Jodi Picoult in just 6 days! At around 600 pages long I was really impressed with myself but it is just such a gripping story I couldn’t put it down. I was a little disappointed in the ending as I had already figured out what had actually happened before it was revealed and I didn’t feel like it gave me a proper sense of closure! I’m a huge fan of Jodi Picoult novels ever since I first read My Sister’s Keeper many moons ago and I always recommend her books to friends.

Probably the best book I’ve read since I started this blog is Sister by Rosamund Lupton. This book is incredible. Seriously, go read it! It reminded me a lot of Gone Girl at times, leaving you guessing right up until the end and I must say I had no idea of the twist that was coming. I won’t say any more just please pick up a copy of this as soon as you can!

IMG_5780After all those long novels I decided something a little shorter was a good idea so I started reading the Sherlock Holmes short stories. This book contains 8 of the 44 short stories so I’m not entirely sure why it says complete and unabridged on the cover but anyway, I’ve already read The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle and The Musgrave Ritual but I am struggling with the language and not finding it very enjoyable 🙁 I think I’ll take a break and read something a bit different on Kindle before I go back to the rest.


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