Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m going to be posting my Monthly Reads for December 2017. I managed to get 5 books read in December – not that many as December is a really busy month for me (there’s loads of preparation for Christmas to be done!) I’ve also had university assignments to do this month, so didn’t manage to read as much as I’d have liked. But oh well! Keep reading to find out which books I read in the month of December…
Perfect Death by Helen Fields.
I read this book in preparation of the blog tour, which I’ll be taking part in on the 1st February. I did really enjoy this book, and Fields’s writing style is consistently great throughout this series (D.I. Callanach). I loved the murders in this book and really enjoyed reading about all the different characters. However, there were a few back stories/sub plots which were forgotten about, and that disappointed me.
Eureka Street by Robert McLiam Wilson.
This is a required read for my English Literature “Gender and Irish Fiction” module. I did quite like the book – I especially loved the anger and politics pervading the plot. The characters’ were pretty funny, and I found myself chuckling along whilst reading. However, I thought the book was just way too long, and I found myself getting bored quite a few times. I had to force myself to get it read towards the end!
The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor.
I will be taking part in the blog tour for this book on 20th January, so keep your eyes peeled for that! I did quite like this book, my favourite thing about it being the narration. I loved the ways in which events from the protagonist’s childhood are brought to life again, and slowly the pieces of the puzzle begin to fit together. However, there were too many plot holes that prevented me from loving this book.
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.
This is a required read for my English Literature “Gender and Irish Fiction” module. I did enjoy this book quite a lot, and it’s definitely the best book on the module I’ve read so far! I really enjoyed the plot and the story, and it held my interest throughout. I was intrigued to find out what happened to the protagonist. However, I found the protagonist as a character to be quite dull and passive. I wished she was a little more interesting!
Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land.
I won’t say too much about this book now, as I’ll have a full review up soon – keep your eyes out for that! I loved this book so so much and I physically cannot fault it, so it’s going straight on my “favourites” bookshelf. Such an emotional and moving read – I highly recommend this to you all!
Happy reading 🙂