Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 End of Year Survey

My End of Year Book Survey 

I haven't done one of these before, but it looks like fun, so here we go!
This is hosted by Jamie over at her blog, so click here to get more info, link your own post, etc!
My survey will be a tad different; I'll just pick out a few questions from the many original questions to answer. 

1) The best book I read in 2013?
I have to pick two! I'm sorry!

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. 
Books don't just win Newbery Medals for no reason! Here's a full post on what I thought about this book.
It was beautiful. Charming. Funny. Magical.

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella.
Probably one of my favourite Sophie Kinsella novels, if not my very tippy top favourite. 
Hilarious fun with deliciously exciting characters, flapper dresses and Charleston dancing.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

I had a lot of fun writing Goodreads status updates for this one as I read through it. 
You can see them here.

This was a rather intense one. I know it's called The Husband's Secret so I should have expected some mystery and twists, but there's some heavy stuff that these characters deal with! For example: grief, guilt, betrayal, the blurred line between right and wrong, and murder. There were also lots of secrets and tragedies.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

I've just been sitting two metres away from my laptop just now, on the couch, reading the last pages of this book. Now I'm here. This little 'my thoughts on...' post will be a tad different, I'll be writing (and rating) in a more segmented fashion. Hope you don't mind. I'll give a rating out of 5 for each category and then at the end we'll see what the average turns out to be! But FYI, the rating I've given this novel on Goodreads is 4 stars. :)