I really loved the last book I read (Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck), I can’t believe that I’ve never read it until now! I loved the relationship between George and Lennie, so the ending of the book really shocked me. I don’t want to say too much in case you want to read it yourself, but I had pictured a few ways which this book could end, and I was way off with all of them! It was a short book which I just couldn’t put down once I started – if you’ve not read it, you really should!
My next book is The Paradise Room by Belinda Jones. It’s a book I’ve had for a while, but definitely a trashy book compared to my last few books. It probably won’t take me too long to read, especially if it’s anything like the other Belinda Jones books I’ve read. I really like her style of writing and always find it hard to put her books down once I’ve started. Perfect reading for after I’ve been dragged around the shops by my sister on my day off work tomorrow 🙂
So the last book I read (A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian) was only a little bit about tractors, but I really enjoyed it! A few people had told me that it was a really funny book, but I also found parts of it to be really sad. I loved the character of the Dad, both stubborn but also charming and helpless. The end of the book was totally not what I expected to happen, but I prefer how it ended to how I would have written it. I guess that’s why I’m not an author! I learnt quite a lot about Ukrainian history while reading the book, although these parts were some of the saddest parts, because you know that they are true. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone thinking of reading it, don’t be put off by the title.
My next book is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. For GCSE English at school, there were two sets of students. One who studied a set text of a series of short stories, and one who read Of Mice and Men. Unfortunately, I was in the set who had to read the short stories over and over again, so I never got to read this book. It’s only about 100 pages long, so shouldn’t take too long to read, but the thing I hate about short books is I usually get too involved and then they leave me wanting more. I suppose this should be considered a good thing though…