Wednesday, 30 November 2016

October + November Wrap Up

I fell behind on my reading wrap ups, I suppose because I've been busy with other things (including my not-so-new-anymore job) and it just wasn't on my mind. However, I'm going for a bit of a push and hoping to up my blogging game now; I could call it a bit of a New Year's Resolution, except I don't see why I should wait for January 1st to start something!

October was definitely a much better reading month for me than November, and I'm not really sure what happened aside from having a busier month and spending less time reading than on other activities.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Eileen - Ottessa Moshfegh // Book Review

The third of my Man Booker shortlist reads, Eileen wasn't what I was expecting it to be - in a way that was a little disappointing.

I think this book was sold to me on being somewhat a thriller, but as much as I would still say I enjoyed reading it, I didn't find it thrilling or exciting until the very end of the novel. And, even then, this was unfortunately short-lived, so still didn't meet my own hopes for it.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn // Book Review

I waited almost a year and a half to read this book. I saw it on the Overdrive in May of 2015, and I decided to put a hold on it - it was only in October of this year was it finally available.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

The Rental Heart - Kirsty Logan // Book Review

Considering how much of a fan of Kirsty Logan's writing I am, it was becoming a little embarrassing that I had only ever read one of her books (her first novel, The Gracekeepers, which was also one of my favourites of 2015). Although I had read one or two of the short stories within this collection - including the titular 'The Rental Heart' - already, I've only now gotten around to picking up the book and reading the full collection.