Monday, 30 June 2014

What I've Been Reading #1

  1. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  2. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  3. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  4. Look Behind You Sibel Hodge
  5. The Accident by C.L. Taylor
  6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs

Despite the hype, I really wasn’t a massive fan of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I found it frustrating to read and couldn’t connect with the characters. Dark Places and Sharp Objects were entirely different. I couldn’t put either of them down. I love the complexity of the characters and I love how many unpredicted twists there were. I’ll definitely be looking forward to any future books by the author.

Lolita was one of those books that I always wanted to read but was worried that it would be a bit too heavy. The book was wonderfully dark and well written, although be it a little close to the bone at parts. I definitely understand why it’s considered a classic but if you’re easily offended, it might be one to avoid.

After reading Sharp Objects and Dark Places, I am well and truly going through a thriller phase. Look Behind You and The Accident were easy reads and perfect for commuting to and from work. Although they were a little predictable at points and not very memorable, they were both page turners. These would be great for taking on holiday. 

I LOVED Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It’s so dark and quirky - reminded me a lot of Tim Burton. Apparently they’re making a film out of it - fingers crossed he’ll get involved. It’s a horror/thriller/mystery based around a 17 year old trying to find out more about his family history with some bizarre goings on. It’s in the Young Adult category, but it’s by no means another Twilight/Divergent type of story.

What have you been reading lately?


  1. Ooo I love Miss Peregrine's Home for Perculiar children-I discovered a copy all dusty on a shelf at my Grandmas last summer while I stayed with her-like me she loves a good mystery/horror! I didn't know they were making a film though, how exciting- it really would suit Tim Burtons style. Definitely going to see that one!

    Other than Miss P, the only other I've read from your list is Lolita- I completely agree with you, I found it quite difficult to read at times.

    I've just finished Susan Hills 'The Small Hand'- definitely recommend! :o) I will add some of these to my Summer reading list for sure!

    Hope you're having a lovely week :o)
    (love the blog by the way! Already a new favourite!)

    L xo

    1. Thank you so much!

      Ohh, I'll keep an eye out for The Small Hand! Have you head Hollow City? The second book in the Miss P series?

      Nikki x

    2. I haven't no- have you read it/would you recommend it? :o)

  2. I'm reading sharp objects at the moment and really enjoying it. May have to get dark places too
    Beth x