Here I am again, with a new reading post! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to read a lot in June because of my exams. Now that I have vacation, I have time to read again! I’ll tell you in short something about each book.
The first book I read is The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger. My best friend told me about this book, so when I finished my exams I finally found the time to read it!
The catcher in the rye is about a boy, Holden Caulfield, who got expelled from school. He doesn’t go home right away as he is supposed to, he arranges appointments with a lot of old friends, travels to New York… Salinger writes very descriptive, we get to know a lot about the people Holden hangs around with, and of course about himself. This book reads very easily, one small event follows to another. A good book to read next to the swimming pool or in the sun in your garden!
Secondly, I read Emma by Jane Austen. I already told you about my experiences with Mansfield Park (in What I read: April) and I did read Sense and Sensibility a couple of months before. Friends recommended me Emma because it is considered as the best novel of Jane Austen (and I also think the longest ;)). the book is about Emma Woodhouse and her younger friend Harriet. Austen writes about love and about the connection between a lot of couples and families. The thing I like in her books is that all those rich families seem to have enormous houses where they can organize parties, but also invite other couples to sleep over. Another thing I find curious is that those people don’t work, they are just rich. It’s a completely different world, so interesting to dive into! The book is mostly about love and different relationships or marriages. A long book, but if you have time, I can surely recommend it!
The last book I read this month is Supernova from Taylor Jenkins Reid. This one is a dramatic and partly sad novel, told from different times in Elsie’s life (before and after the accident). Elsie and Ben got married without Ben’s mother knowing a thing about it. One week later, Ben dies. Everything that follows is a rollercoaster of emotions, from Elsie and from Susan (Ben’s mum), and from before and after the accident. For me it was long ago that I read such a dramatic, easygoing novel, but I really liked it :).
Lastly, I read some magazines this month, because hey, vacation :). Here you can see the Marie Claire, with a freshly made banana-strawberry-blueberry smoothie and a homemade blueberry muffin :).
What did you read this month? Have you already read one of these books?
Lots of Love,