Dear Diary

Dear Diary: What I read in July 2013

The weather was gorgeous during the last weekend in June and as I was dog sitting for some friends I was able to take full advantage of chilling out in the sun and not feel guilty about it, technically it was a mini holiday, and I was able to finish Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks easily.

I don’t know if it was due to the fact that I had already seen the movie and had a fair idea of what was going to happen (I knew that a lot had been changed because I remembered the whinging that always accompanies a book to move adaption) but I really loved this book. It was paced well and kept me hooked right until the end. I do enjoy a good love story with a happy ending.

Next I read the June #LondonBookClub choice May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Holmes. It took me just over two weeks to read which I did whenever I was on the tube. (Obviously first thing in the morning when it was cramped and people could read over my shoulder was always when the sex scenes happened!) I had a love hate relationship with the book: I loved the opening, it had me hooked and thinking that it was completely bonkers but after I got about halfway through I started to struggle. I loved it when I was reading it but I didn’t exactly want to keep reading it. I didn’t feel like the story went anywhere, there was no major lesson it was pretty much a year in the life of someone who didn’t have to worry about money. It provoked a lot of discussion at book club which was great and it turns out I was in the minority of people who didn’t like it overall.

I’m not going to be around for the next #LondonBookClub meeting so I’m not reading Augusts book and instead am going to continue my reading of The Mortal Instruments series. They were recommended to me by a twitter friend who, like me, LOVES both Harry Potter and The Hunger Games series’. I know a lot of people turn down their noses at Young Adult fiction but I’m not really one to care what people think of my choice in literature. I’ve already finished the first book City of Bones which was a great commuting read and am making good headway with City of Ashes. I’m also really looking forward to the first Mortal Instruments movie later this month.

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