Friday, 8 March 2013

52 books in 52 weeks - part two

I'm slowly keeping up with my 52 books in 52 weeks challenge but only read 3 books in February (slacking!) Here they are.

I got a review copy of this book (it's out at the end of the month) and I enjoyed it immensely. It is set in the Croatian town of Gost and weaves the story of an English family that move into a house and the man they hire to help them fix it up. There's more to it but I'll leave it at that!

This is a book about what happens when the world goes to hell after a global pandemic. The main characters are stranded on a refinery platform in the Arctic and it's a book about their survival. It's brilliant and the author tweeted at me, looked in my shop and told me he liked my Wombles gift tags! Exciting stuff!

I really didn't like this book. At all! Luckily it wasn't a long read. The twist at the end came too late to redeem the rest of the book. I think I may have missed out as I haven't read any books by Viginia Woolf and it's very much an homage apparently. Oh well!

I'll be back next month with this months reads - if I get any read that is! 9/52


WendyCarole said...

haven't read the book of the hours recently but loved the film. The Virginia Woolf book is Mrs Dalloway I still haven't got to the end of that. It started off as a read on the train book and kept getting left.

I feel really guilty when I don't soldier on to the end of a book.

Sewing Directory said...

I just popped over to see how you were getting on with the 52 books challenge. Good to see you are still going, 3 in one month is more than many have managed so great going.

I'm up to 10 so far this year (just about on schedule) but I did read 3 books in one week to catch up as I was falling behind lol