May in Books

By Martina - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This month I've read four books and a half, and I am really satisfied with the amount of time I spent reading.

The first book I want to talk about is Matilda. I went to see the musical earlier this year and soon after that I bought a copy of the book. 

I read Matilda when I was six or seven. It was my first proper novel, my first big kid book, and I loved it ever since. Re-reading it made me realise how similar I was to Matilda when I was that age. I shared her love for books and sometimes I felt like I was "a bit different than some of my friends", like I was older. My family was not so bad though, and I didn't have to pull pranks on them or my teachers to make things right.

I love Roald Dahl's writing and creativity and I think I will read some more of his books soon, probably starting with The Witches.

The other three books that I read were written by Arthur Conan Doyle. I have decided that I want to read all of Sherlock Holmes' stories, so this month I focused on The Sign of the Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear. So far, the one I liked the most is The Valley of Fear, as I found its plot a bit more tangled and engaging than the others.

I will talk about the fifth book next month, as I haven't finished it yet, but I can already tell you that it is a very good one.

Book Challenge 2017:
Matilda: a book you loved as a child
The Sign of the Four: a book with an eccentric character
The Hound of the Baskervilles: a book with pictures
The Valley of Fear: a book that is a story within a story

Martina x

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