I didn't get chance to do an October books post as I was still reading most of my books from September! I do miss being able to read whenever I would like to. I have to grab my chances now when there is a bit of peace.
I finally finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. I really enjoyed the whole series but it took me a while to read; not that it was difficult to get through but I did tend to take a break and try something else in between. I wouldn't usually read anything like these novels and I'm glad I gave them a go. You never know if books like this are going to be worth the hype but these definitely were.
I have also finished Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling. I know everyone has been waiting with baited breath to see what this lady would turn to next. I am a massive Harry Potter fan and have been reading the books since I was a teenager. As much as I would like to read more about her magical world I understand why she has done something different. It’s so difficult to read it, put Harry Potter out of your mind and not compare the two. I'm not sure that saying I enjoyed this book would be the right phrase; it isn't always easy reading but stayed on my mind once I had put the book down. One thing J K Rowling has shown she is great at is writing characters, whether you love them or loathe them you always understand their actions and that is what she has done in this tale. What I loved about it is that as the story starts you think it is going to be a nice easy going novel with a tongue in cheek look at English village life yet the story turns out to be quite tragic. As the book goes on you learn more about the people, what makes them tick and it has very strong moral and political undertones. When you are first introduced to the characters you think you have got them pegged however, you read on, learn more about them realise there is much more to them than it would first appear. I suppose that’s the point of the book and it’s something we do every day; judge someone before we know them. I don’t know anyone else who has read this yet so I would love to hear what other people think about it.
I'm still dipping in and out of The Hobbit and I really want to finish it before the film comes out. If you have read my other book posts then you’ll know this is one of my favourite books and I re-read it a lot. I cannot wait to see the film! We don’t get to go to the cinema as much as we used to anymore but there are certain films I make sure we go and see and this will be one of them.
I've just started to read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet on my kindle which I have got into really quickly. It is a beautifully written story and already is on my mind; I looking forward to reading more. I love that you can start to read a book without knowing anything about it and then you want to find out more about the author and see what might have influenced them to write. I'm also thinking about reading Game of Thrones but they are such big books it keeps putting me off. My husband has read the first few and we both love the TV series so I am tempted. I must confess I have also read the first two Sylvia Day books in between all these, every girl needs a bit of light reading now and again! Any good books that you are reading this month?