Another successful reading month. I finished four books:


The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters  White Oleander - Janet Fitch  Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates  The Improbability of Love - Hannah Rothschild  



Best book of the month: Revolutionary Road. A rollercoaster of a book with two unlikeable, selfish main characters and yet you cannot help but feeling empathy for both of them. A devastating and gutwrenching novel. Pure perfection and I absolutely loved it.


The book, which caused a minor reading slump: White Oleander. A harrowing read. Astrid´s story of her life in foster care and her struggle with her overbearing mother, who tries to control her life even though she is in jail, is a devastating and sad one. The only small problem I had with this book is the flowery prose, which I´m personally not a fan of (but I got used to it after a couple of chapters).


The mediocre read of the month: The Improbabilty of Love. This book is not a bad one, but it´s nothing special either. There are some things that I enjoyed about this novel, first and foremost the chapters told through the perspective of the painting. Another aspect that I enjoyed were the insights to the art world and the mentioning of a various amount of different paintings. But there are a lot of characters and everyone of them gets a background story, so I simply lost interest along the way. And the ending has been utterly forgettable and flat.


The Little Stranger: I enjoyed this book, but I haven´t been completely satisfied with it. I wrote a separate review, which you can find here


I finished six graphic novels, which I enjoyed very much:


Nimona - Noelle Stevenson  Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians) - George O'Connor  Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess - George O'Connor  Hera: The Goddess and her Glory (Olympians) - George O'Connor  Poseidon: Earth Shaker - George O'Connor  Aphrodite: Goddess of Love - George O'Connor  


And these are the books that I´m planning to read next:


Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn  Fingersmith - Sarah Waters  How Green Was My Valley (Penguin Modern Classics) - Richard Llewellyn  The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides  Jane Steele - Lyndsay Faye  The Colombian Mule - Massimo Carlotto  


Happy reading everyone :).