Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Travelling books #1

A  few weeks before I was leaving for travelling I realised I wouldn’t be able to pack as many books as I wanted for 31 days away, and because of this I finally caved and bought a kindle and I have to say I can't believe I waited so long. I've always loved the look and feel of books so therefore have never wanted to buy a kindle. However, faced with the idea of running out of books while I was away I decided at long last to buy one and since it arrived I haven't looked back.
I read 10 books on my Kindle whilst I was away, an amount that I would never have been able to carry with me. Today I'm going to talk about five of them.

Kate Morton is one of my favourite authors and I have actually read most of her books. Her previous book was called the distant hours and I was very disappointed by it, so disappointed in fact that I didn’t even finish reading it. However, after reading some good reviews of this one I decided to give it a go, and I am so glad I did. Kate Morton was back to her addictive self, the story kept me guessing until the very end and had a great twist that I could never have seen coming. The book itself is divided between London during the blitz and the present day, and is based around Laurel, a girl who witnesses a murder she doesn't understand. Now in the present day she is trying to comprehend why the murder took place and what she actually saw. I would definitely recommend this book; I was hooked from the beginning and couldn't put it down.  (4/5)

When I read the blurb belonging to this book I knew I had to read it, it was full of mystery and enchantment and I couldn't wait to start reading it. The book begins with two people being bound together to compete against each other in a challenge, as the reader you do not know any details of the challenge and this adds to the air of unknown about the book. The first half of the book, is out of the ordinary, well written and attractive, unfortunately the book goes downhill when it becomes clear it is simply a love story. I was very disappointed with this as I felt the book had a unique concept which it left behind to mimic some sort of twilight fan fiction. That being said I did still enjoy the book despite the weak ending. (3/5)

This book is your run of the mill chic lit, predictable, easy to read and to be honest a bit boring. It's not that this book wasn't good, it just didn't have any oomph to it, however sometimes that's what you want when you're laying on the beach soaking up the sun. Changing Lanes is a book about a woman who thought she had her life all planned out, however when those plans go wrong she finds herself moving back in with her parents to discover who she really is and wants to be.  (2/5)

This is one of those books that you find once in a blue moon, one that really makes you think about what you believe to be right and wrong and I really was not expecting it when I picked it up. It's about a woman who starts a new job caring for a quadriplegic; she soon becomes fond of him and spends her time trying to make his life worth living. Me before you is very emotional and I was in tears at the end (I won't tell you if they were happy or sad as I wouldn't want to spoil it) I would recommend this book 100% and it is one of my favourite books I've read in a long time. (5/5)

This is the second part in the Kingkiller trilogy which follows the adventures of Kvothe a cunning and powerful magician in a fantasy world. I have been waiting to read this book for a long time as I loved the first part 'The Name of the Wind', unfortunately I was disappointed with this book as to me it seemed to contain a lot of unnecessary and boring bumph. I was so eager to read about the legendary Kvothe but he seemed to skip out any exciting things that happened and instead wrote about the repetitive mundane aspects of his life. I am hoping that the next book is a little more exciting and I'm not going to give up on this series. (3/5)

Have you read any of these books? 

Look out for part two coming soon.

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  1. I really want to try some books by Jojo Moyes, she has a few out :) I too caved and purchased an e-reader, they're so handy! I must admit though, they don't beat a physical book.
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

    1. No books are the best but I couldn't have done without it while I was travelling x

  2. I have read "Me before you" too and I was crying heavily at the end. As you said, you find a book like this once in a blue moon. I loved it but I do not think I would read it again. Maybe in 10-20 years...

    Letters from The Vintage Club

    1. Yeah it was quite an intense read, but I would love to read some of her other books now. x


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