I honestly thought I'd read more books this month, but it turns out that I have actually only read two, which is a surprise as I seem to have been reading all the time. Obviously not!
I can probably put this down to the book group choice for October, which was The Well by Catherine Chanter and which took me absolutely ages to read even though it isn't a particularly long story. I can't really say I enjoyed this book and I had to make myself keep reading it. I loved some of the descriptive writing but didn't think any of the characters were particularly well drawn and I didn't engage with them at all. In particular, I didn't like the main character who, to me, just came across as completely selfish. Also a lot of the back events just seemed to have been included to provide red herrings to the main story line. I guessed 'who done it' quite early on and was expecting a twist near the end, but there wasn't one! It's not a book I'd recommend.
To make up for that one, my own choice for the month was Personal by Lee Child. If you've read any of Lee Child's books before, you know what you're getting and this one followed the usual formula and didn't disappoint.
My November reads are:
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
- The Night Falling by Katherine Webb
- The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
Sending thanks to Laura at Circle of Pine Trees for organising this monthly link up.