This has been a bit of a slow week for me reading wise. I have plenty of books which I really want to read but the books I have actually been reading have not been holding my interest.
First I had After the Party by Cressida Connolly. This was my book club’s choice for November and for some reason I was not looking forward to it. I kept putting off starting it and eventually began it about two days before the meeting. Once I did get started I raced through it – I thought it was well written and the words flowed easily off the page. I did however seem to be constantly waiting for a momentous event that never materialised. I think it was just not the right time for me to read it – most of my book club loved it and we had a great discussion about it.
I have also been reading Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell. This one is for an Instagram readalong hosted by Shelbi over at The Nobby Life. I was really looking forward to it as I normally love Gaskell’s books but again, I am finding it a bit slow going and I still feel as if I’m waiting for something to happen.
I don’t dislike it though – it just hasn’t fully captured my imagination yet. I’m only halfway through so there is plenty of time!
As I said, it’s not really the fault of the books. I have had a busy few weeks and what I really need now is a light, fast-paced, easy read. It’s important I think not to push oneself too much to read things one doesn’t enjoy just for the sake of a discussion. Reading is meant to be fun after all.