After last month's unsatisfactory choices of books, I'm happy to say that my August choices were much more to my liking and I've enjoyed some good reads.
I'll start with the book group choices. The first group chose The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, not my usual genre and a book it's unlikely I would have chosen myself. I thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so that I have the other two books in the trilogy earmarked to read this month. The second group opted for The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters, again not a book I would have chosen myself. It was a good read but I was a bit disappointed by the ending, as were other members of the book group, and although I liked the descriptive style of Water's writing I felt that the actual storyline drifted a little in places.
I finally managed to get round to reading I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes, something I've been meaning to read for months but never found the time to. It didn't disappoint and was definitely worth the wait; a page turner which completely lived up to my expectations.
Two crime thrillers to finish my reading list for August - The Doll's House by M J Arlidge and The Bird That Did Not Sing by Alex Gray. I wanted something undemanding and easy to read and these two met that brief. They were both enjoyable reads, kept my attention, and both of them had decent endings - I'm so fed up with books that don't tie up the loose ends at the end of the story!
On to September, and my choices for this month are:
- Still Alice by Lisa Genova (book group choice)
- I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (book group choice)
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Linking with Circle of Pine Trees, and sending thanks to Laura for organising this every month.