Book Journal: January 2014

Books Read (7), Pages (1,905), Library Books (3)

29th December 2013 – 13th January 2014

Mary PoppinsMary Poppins – P L Travers

Pages (768), Days to read (16), Rating (4/5)

A fabulously fantastical read; Mary Poppins’ charm is highly contagious A Great read for both adults and children alike.

13th – 14th

Diary of a wimpy kidHard Luck – Jeff Kinney

Pages (217), Days to read (1), Rating (3/5)

Part of a fantastic children’s series. Very funny. Long live Gregg Heffley!

14th – 16th

Anthem For Jackson DawesAnthem For Jackson Dawes – Celia Bryce

Pages (231), Days to Read (3), Rating (5/5)

If you liked John Green’s, The Fault in Our Stars, you’ll love this. Brace yourselves for a cute love and a tearjerker ending

17th – 23rd

Eleanor and Park coverEleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell

Pages (325), Days to read (7), Rating (5/5)

Best. Book. Ever

23rd – 24th

untitledThe Library of Unrequited Love – Sophie Divry

Pages (95), Days to read (1), Rating (3/5)

This was a fabulous concept, it just didn’t have the right execution. It’s a love letter to library people, but a slightly disappointing read.

26th – 28th

1431Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho

Pages (191), Days to read (3), Rating (3/5)

An uplifting read. It’s like what would happen if Paulo Coelho wrote teen fiction.



Love & Misadventure – Lang Leav

Pages (78), Days to read (1), Rating (5/5)

A lovely poetry book with some beautiful language and illustrations.



My Top 10 Favourite Classic Reads

I’ve been reading classics ever since I fell in love with Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in my late teens. I’m into all types of classics; modern or cult it doesn’t matter, I’ll read it. So without further ado, and in alphabetical order, here’s my top ten.

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Catcher In the Rye – J D Salinger

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Howard’s End – E.M Forster

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Mary Poppins – P. L Travers

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

The Woman in Black – Susan Hill


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