My August Reads

Here are my book reviews for August! I’ve explored some interesting  books this month. I’ve had much more time to read now that sixth form’s over for the summer!

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë

The first book on my list for this month is The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë. I’m studying Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights for A Level, and recently visited the Brontë Parsonage Museum (look out for a blog post on that soon!). Anne was the only one of the Brontë sisters whose work I hadn’t read, so I decided to give The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall a go. Without a doubt, the Brontës are iconic. Their work is well crafted, and they were ahead of their time in their subject matter. Even so, I have to be honest, I found The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall a little hardgoing. I’m yet to finish the last few chapters. The storyline is ok if you’re willing to stick with it, but, at least in my opinion, this book doesn’t qualify for easy summer reading.

The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

While on holiday, I picked up a copy of The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins from a secondhand bookshop. I found this book a lot more interesting and captivating to read. It follows the story of a woman named Rachel. From the train she catches every day, she observes the lives of a young couple named Scott and Megan, whose house she can see from the railway line. When Megan goes missing however, Rachel becomes caught up in the mystery of her disappearance. The novel is engaging and fast paced. It has a good ending, and the characters were relatable. I found myself eager to read on.

All The Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

After it was recommended to me by a friend, I’m currently reading All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. As I haven’t finished the whole book yet, I don’t think I’m entitled to give my opinion on it, but from what I’ve read so far it’s very good. The novel is well written. It follows the lives of a blind, French girl named Marie-Laure, a young German boy named Werner, and the effect of WWII of their lives. I’m already engaged in the characters’ lives, and can’t wait to read more!

Happy Reading!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my post, and have gained some reading inspiration for yourself! Look out for some more new and exciting posts coming soon!

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