What I've Been Reading... September/October


Hi guys,

Today I have a ‘What I’ve Been Reading’ post. I did another one of these back in July, you can find that HERE.

‘Go Set A Watchman’ by Harper Lee

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch--"Scout"--returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in a painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past--a journey that can be guided only by one's conscience.

I am not very far into this book at the moment, (It’s what I AM reading) so I can’t write too much about it. I am enjoying it, although it is quite a tricky read (which is probably why I’m not very far in). I had to read ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ for my English last year, and I did really enjoy it, so hopefully I will get into the story of this one, once I’m a bit further in. I might review it later, let me know if you would like that?

‘I Capture The Castle’ by Dodie Smith

'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink' is the first line of this timeless, witty and enchanting novel about growing up. Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Her journal records her life with her beautiful, bored sister, Rose, her fadingly glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her little brother Thomas and her eccentric novelist father who suffers from a financially crippling writer's block. However, all their lives are turned upside down when the American heirs to the castle arrive and Cassandra finds herself falling in love for the first time.

I have been really enjoying this book, it is written in the form of a journal, which I like as you are seeing the world through Cassandra’s eyes and her emotions come across fantastically. It started quite slowly but I have found myself engrossed; I can visualise the castle and scenes in the book really well. It also picks up pace later on. I love the characters and storyline in this book.

I hope you enjoyed this post; if there are any books you would like me to do a full review of, leave them in the comments.

What have you been reading recently?

Lucy xx

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