October 2021 Reads

Four books finished this month! And a few more lined up as I begin my unit on crime literature at uni.

Felicity by Mary Oliver: A simple, lovely book of poetry. Not difficult to read or understand, but not too simple like some contemporary poetry can be. 4 stars.

A Writing Life by Annie Dillard: I love the way Annie Dillard writes, with so much beauty and description without feeling too heavy to take in. I like how she dissects aspects of “a writing life”; it comes from a very authentic, inspirational place. 4 stars.

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: Agatha Christie does not disappoint with this one (I don’t think she ever has with anything!). I absolutely love this story; it is so cleverly compiled, original, and is just incredibly exciting. 5 stars.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes #5) by Arthur Conan Doyle: I wanted to like this more than I did. I do like the story but found the narrative difficult to follow along with sometimes, as it is very dense and wordy. I think if I hadn’t already seen tv adaptions I would have struggled more so than I did. 3.5 stars.

Sarah xx

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