Lately, I’ve started to buy books that have been transferred in to film or TV and this time, it’s no different. I find that if they’ve been chosen to be on screen, the stories and characters must be really interesting. For most of the time, the screen version is never as good. I’ve yet to watch The Handmaid’s Tale so I can’t yet say if it is better, the same or different to the book. I will let you know when I finally get around to watching it. For now, here are my July to September reads.
Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon
A teenage book but I’ve once been a teenager so don’t mind reading easy books like these once and again. It’s an easy read but it makes you think what’s important here in life and how far people are willing to go to achieve and experience what they want. It’s a sad love story between a boy and girl living next door. The girl, Maddy, suffers from severe combined immunodeficiency which means she’s not allowed to go outside. When Olly moves in next door instant attraction between them arise and they start an online relationship, to begin with. I’m sure you can already predict that Maddy eventually ventures outside and that’s when the book takes a turn.
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
I saw the trailer before realising it’s a book. The trailer got me thinking it’s a sad story, predicting what may come in the future. Bare in mind, the book was written in the 80’s so the future is already here but luckily none of what’s described in the book has happened yet, or as far as my knowledge. The story is written from the view of Ofgard and about her life behind locked doors with other women all wearing red. They’re not allowed to leave the walls unless accompanied by another red cape. They’re not allowed much more than their own thoughts. On a regular basis, commanders attend their room to have sex, in the hopes of creating babies. These women are pure baby breathers, against their will. It’s a horrible story from start to end and I can only hope none of these predicaments will come true.
Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty
In my last batch of books, I read another book of Liane Moriarty – Big Little Lies. I really enjoyed the way it is written so I thought I’d give another of hers a go. Again, the books tarts with letting us know that something terrible has happened but we don’t know what or who’s done it. Every other chapter is describing the day of the event and for each chapter we get to know more about the horrible tragedy. The other chapters we follow the six individuals who were spending the day together when the accident occurred. I was torn between not liking any of the characters at all to only liking certain attributes. The characteristics they have and I don’t like I find out are things I dislike about myself.
What have you been reading lately? Have you bought any interesting books for the autumn and winter season tohat you recommend?