I thought, just randomly, that I would talk today about books I’ve read recently! Because I’m supposed to be editing and I’m procrastinating :)
So, here are the last twenty books I can remember reading. This is not necessarily the last twenty books I read and is definitely not in order. However, it is twenty books that I read in the last couple of months that I can remember off the top of my head.
Actually, twenty is too optimistic. I can’t remember that many. Ten books.
- Numbers 2: The Chaos (Rachel Ward)
I am literally reading this series in reverse order. I’ve now read the third and the second. I’m hoping the library will have the first one next time I go, but can’t be bothered to reserve it.
- Twilight Robbery (Frances Hardinge)
The title makes this sound like a kids’ book. Actually, it is a children’s book. However, it’s the sequel to ‘Fly By Night’ which I adore and this one was just as good. Probably one of my favourites I’ve read recently.
- The Scorpio Races (Maggie Stiefvater)
Brilliant as usual. Do you need to ask?
- Looking for Alaska (John Green)
I’ve read this before, so it wasn’t new to me. As with the previous time, there were parts I really liked and parts I really didn’t.
- To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
I read this for school but loved it so it goes on this list.
- Misery (Stephen King)
Again, a re-read. The first time I read this I stayed up ’til one to see if he lived. This time, I … stayed up ’til twelve just to check he lived this time as well.
- Inheritance (Christopher Paolini)
Longest book I’ve ever read on my Kindle. I think it was better than the others, but it’s so long since I’ve read them that I can’t say for certain.
- We Need To Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
Okay, so I read this way back in October, but either my memory has gone or I haven’t read anything much recently. I cried. A lot.
- Indie Chicks (Various)
Anthology-thing on my Kindle that I have to admit, I never quite finished. But I spent ages reading it so it’s going on this list to prove I have an excuse for being slow and not reading anything.
- The Everyday Dancer (Deborah Bull)
I found this fascinating – probably because I want to be a ballet dancer. A really interesting insight into the world of ballet that I wished could have been longer! I have the Kindle edition.
As if to prove that I’ve been spending too much time editing and writing recently, instead of reading, it was almost impossible to write this list. I’m pretty sure I’ve read more than that, but it would seem I haven’t. Hmm. If you want me to talk in more detail about any of these books, leave a comment!
What have you read recently? Have you read any of these, and did you like them? Which is your favourite?