February In Books

Friday, March 04, 2016

(Please excuse the state of my book cover - a certain toddler decided to scribble on it!)

This month I read three books, and I am now well on my way to completing my 2016 goal of reading 26 books. It was a mixed bag with two books I loved and one I wasn't so keen on. Here's what I read:

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger:
I'm not too sure how I feel about this book. It is a classic and is loved by so many people but I just couldn't get into it the way I'd hoped to. I liked the way that it was written as if in verbatim, and I enjoyed it enough to finish it but I don't think I would read it again!

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini:
This book on the other hand I thought was amazing and I couldn't put it down. Set mainly in Afghanistan, I found myself lost in a world I realised I didn't know all that much about. Beautifully written, thought provoking and at times incredibly emotional, I would definitely recommend both the book and the film version. Although I will add that I didn't like the main character all that much!

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini:
As soon as I finished The Kite Runner I picked this one up as I knew it would be just as good and it definitely didn't disappoint. I love that this book focused on the lives of women in Afghanistan; people whose voices are often silenced, with motherhood being one of the central themes. Again, I'd definitely recommend giving this a read. 

What have you read recently and would you recommend it?


  1. All three of these are on my 'to read list' now. I haven't managed to read anything in the past month and my brain is craving some new stuff to work with!! I may have to take a trip to the library soon and pick up the kite runner, I have heard so many good things about it! x


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