Winter Reading List (+ Autumn Reviews)

(note: I will be reading book 2 of 1Q84)

Ten by Gretchen McNeil 4/10 – This was an easy read, I think I managed to get through it over the course of one weekend. Not an amazing book, but good for what it was – a fairly basic young adult thriller.

The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell 5/10 – I had high hopes for this book, and enjoyed how it started out but wasn’t that impressed with where it ended up. Another fairly easy read although I slowed down a little bit towards the end because I just wasn’t that interested in picking it up.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 8/10 – I read this because I wanted to have it fresh in my mind before seeing the film when it came out this year. I love this story, and it’s nice and short so it was easy to devour in a few sittings. I found that while I was reading it I was imagining the characters as the actors playing them in the new film, which was interesting.

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris 7/10 – I’m in love with the new Hannibal TV series that started up recently, and I’m now inspired to read the books that the show is based on. I started at the beginning of the series with Red Dragon. I enjoyed this, it was another easy read and I devoured it (lol) pretty quickly.

5 Thoughts on “Winter Reading List (+ Autumn Reviews)

  1. The Great Gatsby sounds interesting. Thanks for the review! 😀

  2. Yay for books and reading! I must read the Great Gatsby before I see it in the cinemas.

    I am on a super reading upswing at the moment. It is great. Must be something in the cooler air…

    • I love reading books before seeing the films but I still had a lot of the film in mind while reading this because of all of the previews I’ve seen!

  3. I’m so glad you loved Gatsby – I had the Paul Rudd / Mira Sorvino version in my head as I was reading it!

    I’ve really been wanting to see Hannibal Rising again since starting to watch the tv series – some people hate that film with a passion but I thought it was really really good. I’m a bit afraid of the books though, since I read a lot in bed before going to sleep 😉

    • I haven’t ever seen Hannibal Rising, only The Silence of the Lambs but I’ve been considering watching it since I’ve been on this weird Hannibal kick!

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