During the cold, dark winter months I feel like it should be a staple activity to spend your evenings when it is dark and cold outside inside to stay inside nice and warm with a mug of hot chocolate. (or you know, you could be at a Christmas party)
I’ll start with the one that was probably the one of the most talked about this year what with the release of the film.The Girl on the Train. I’ve read the book and seen the film and I have to say that the book is so much better than the film. After reading the book I was expecting a much more intense, chilling thriller but honestly the film was a real let down which was surprising considering how much hype there was on its release. I think they could have made the film a bit more suspenseful as the story line was a little bit obvious. But the book was very good and I would highly recommend it.
Next is My Sisters Keeper, by Jodi Picoult. I could honestly read this book again, it’s slightly more of a harder read because you have to pay close attention and it is a bit longer ( well for me anyway) But the ending is just, if you’re an emotional person the book will make you cry because it put me into tears. The film is also very good but the book does go into a bit more detail just requires a bit more effort. But it is worth it because the ending is unexpected and well worth a read.
Then I have ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime’ yes, it does have quite a long title, I picked it up because I quite liked the cover of it and thought it looked a bit different. It’s much more of an easier read but the idea behind it is brilliant. It’s written from the point of view of an autistic person and I think the author captures that really well. It’s clear when you read the book how much work it must have taken. They have also fairly recently made a play of the book as well, which I haven’t actually seen but my friend says it is very good. It’s not as hard read but a very interesting one keeping you intrigued.
Next, now I’m not going to lie but I haven’t read the next two but I intend to this Christmas holiday. ‘Gone Girl’ I’ve seen the film and it’s one of my absolute favs. The first time you watch it there’s just such a huge shock and it’s so suspenseful throughout and it’s honestly just my favourite. My friend has read the film and says it’s really good with a lot of twists as well. I think the film must have captured the twists well from the book which is also meant to be quite suspenseful and gripping.
Lastly, the book I have recently started. ‘The Quality of Silence’ by Rosamund Lupton. The cover and blurb of this book really intrigued and looked perfectly suited to winter. I’ll let you know what I think of this book.
What books do you recommend? Have you read any of these and if so do you agree or disagree? I’d love to know!
Love Curls & S x
‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go!’ – Dr Seuss