I still don’t seem to be fully recovered from my reading slump as yet, although I have read three books this month. I wouldn’t say that any of them were particularly stand out for me, but I am completely attributing that to my lack of interest in reading in general and not on the books themselves.
I read Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult for the Radio 2 Bookclub, and got through it fairly quickly. I can see that if I had been on top of my reading game, I would have really really enjoyed this. As it was, I thought it was a decent read and one that did keep my attention in the end because of the multiple narrators and cliff hanger type chapter endings.
I also dipped into The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell. This was an easier read being non fiction, and also full of small chapters on different bookshops around the world. I found it easier to read because it was easy to read one or two sections and put it down guilt free. Some of the stories are charming and Jen’s style and enthusiasm is wonderful.
The final book I read this month was The Winter of Enchantment by Victoria Walker. This one was mentioned on Dove Grey Reader’s blog years ago, and it seemed like something that I would like. Unfortunately when it came to it, this didn’t hold my attention at all despite being short and aimed at children. I think I was trying to get in the mood for winter and Christmas and perhaps I was forcing the issue slightly, who knows. I wish that it had worked for me though! Perhaps my old faithfuls A Christmas Carol and Letters from Father Christmas will help me a little bit later next month.
As for December….Well who knows really. My reading slump is getting me down a little bit now if I am honest. I would love to be able to switch off from business stuff and really settle down to read something lovely, and really get into it again. Hopefully that will happen for me soon. Perhaps an audiobook will work, something I can read along with like I used to do as a kid – Bing, turn the page!
I hope you all have something lovely to read this month – I’d love to know your choices!