Northern Lights by Philip Pullman is one of those much-loved books that seemingly passed me by somehow, I remember buying a copy for a friend as a gift but I never ended up reading it myself and I'm not sure why. This is one of the optional set books for my Children's Literature course; I have the option to reference either this or Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone in a few of my essays this year and I've decided to go with HP, even though at times it might be difficult for me to detach myself in order to look at it from a critical eye, because I pretty much know that book like the back of my hand. Even though I'm probably not going to use it within my course I do still really want to read Northern Lights anyway because of the huge praise it receives & the amount of people that adore it.
Lastly I picked up Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. I finished Gone Girl a few weeks ago (review coming soon) and even though I was left feeling a little underwhelmed, I'm looking forward to seeing if I like this any more. Gone Girl was so hyped up I was expecting something amazing and was left a little disappointed so I'm hoping that because I don't really know anything about Sharp Objects, I won't be going into it expecting great things & I'll end up enjoying it a little more. We shall see!
Have you bought any new books recently?
What are you currently reading?