Sunday, November 1, 2015
What I Read: October
What a sad little pile of books! :) October was a weird (and busy) month, and I just didn't get a lot of reading done. I did enjoy everything that I read, though, so that's a plus. As always, click on the titles to read my full reviews.
Lizzy & Jane, by Katherine Reay. Though I really did enjoy this book, I don't have an awful lot to say about it! It was well written and very good, but I didn't feel a big connection to the characters. I absolutely loved Dear Mr. Knightley and could relate to the main character in that book, so I guess that's why this one didn't measure up to it. But still, very enjoyable.
Summer and Bird, by Katherine Catmull. I loved this book, much more than I expected to. I picked it up solely for the beautiful cover. I have this thing about birds: they kind of creep me out. Mr. Hitchcock had a hand in that, but isn't there just something so unpredictable and harsh about birds? Anyway, this whole story revolves around birds and I still loved it, so that's something. :) The writing was beautiful and fit the fantasy elements of the story perfectly...it could be joyous one minute and eerie and heartbreaking the next. And this book is full of memorable imagery (it would make a great film). I liked the characters and while the plot felt a bit uneven at times, overall I loved it.
Persuasion, by Jane Austen. This was a long overdue reread of my (probably) second favorite Austen novel. I won't say too much because I'm planning on doing a post later about the book and two film adaptations, but I adore this story. Anne Elliot is a wonderful character who's too often overlooked.