How many books have you read this year? One of my new year targets was to read a book a week - nothing like being ambitious! So we're 17 weeks into 2011 and I've completed 12. And actually I'm quite happy about that when you consider work and all the crap we've dealt with this year! Plus plenty of time in July and August to catch up. And I have had to wade through some text books!
I've offered my thoughts on most of these, just the Jodi Picoult has been avoided! So here goes. I read House Rules a few weeks ago and I was so disappointed. You know how you set yourself up. I had all these rave reviews about it so I suppose I went in with a blinkered vision and was setting myself up for a fall - and so I did LOL I did put it down half way through and consider not finishing it, but I hate to be beaten, so I waded through the rest! And I did feel pretty bad cos I had bought it for Joy as a Christmas present - she says she loved it, but I'm not convinced!
Then at a car boot last weekend I spotted Keeping Faith. I had a chat to the owner and explained my reservation. She persuaded me to give it a try, saying that there had been a JP book she didn't enjoy, but that Keeping Faith was well worth a read, and for 50 pence what did I have to lose! And I'm so glad I did. It was one of those that once I started I could not put down, and I literally started it in the garden in the afternoon and finished it in the early hours the next morning LOL