What I’ve Read Last Month; February

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I’m honestly quite disappointed in myself, at the fact that I’ve been neglecting my What I’ve Read Last Month series. The thing is, I’ve been busy but I’ve actually been reading. I just really need to put more effort to write reviews on all of these books I’ve read. *facepalms*

Anyway, these were the books that I’ve read back in February:

Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie
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Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. A passenger lies dead in his compartment, stabbed dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the prime suspects from a scornful and impatient array of passengers — before the murderer decides to strike again.” – The back of the book

I’m not quite sure when did I start becoming Agatha Christie’s fan, but I do love all of her plots that I’ve watched and read so far. Murder On The Orient Express was another great one from her. I bought and started reading the book during the time when the movie was being released, hence the cover. At first, while I was reading it, I’d shamefully tried to match the characters from the book with the actors and actresses, but it only distracted me from the book, so I stopped. I then decided to just continue reading and make myself to understand what was happening.

Writing wise, I had to say that I tend to get confused when reading classical books by authors from the past, but I had no problem reading Murder On The Orient Express and I actually enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend it to every mystery and thriller fans.

Genre: Classic, Mystery, Thriller

I’d rate it: 4/5

 

Girl On The Run by Jane CostelloIMG_2812

Abby Rogers has been on health kicks before – they involve eating one blueberry muffin for breakfast instead of two. But since starting her own business, after watching one too many episodes of The Apprentice, the 28-year-old’s waistline has taken even more of a back seat then her long-neglected love life.

When Abby is encouraged to join her sporty best friend’s running club – by none other than its gorgeous new captain – she finds a mysterious compulsion to exercise.

Sadly, her first session doesn’t go to plan. Between the obscenely unflattering pink leggings, and the fact that her lungs feel as though they’ve been set on fire, Abby vows to never return.

Then her colleague Heidi turns up at work and makes a devastating announcement, one that will change her life – and Abby’s – forever.” – The back of the book

This was my 7th book by Jane Costello and although I may sound a bit bias, I LOVE THIS BOOK! If I’m being honest, the summary from the back of the book didn’t catch my interest that much at first. Because it’s by Jane Costello, I decided to give it a read. Though as soon as I started reading it, I didn’t regret anything. It was a light read with a lot of motivations and laughs.  Plus, the plot’s actually awesome and satisfying. As per usual by Jane Costello.

Genre: Chick-lit, Romance, Women’s Fiction

I’d rate it: 4/5

 

Dangerous Games by Danielle SteelIMG_2818 copy

Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets to bring the most important news to the world. Working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, an ex-Navy SEAL, Alix exhilarates in the risks and whirlwind pace of her works. But her latest assignment puts her at the centre of an explosive story that will reshape many lives. With her daughter in college, Alix must put everything on the line to investigate the damning allegations involving the Vice President of the United States, Tony Clark.

Olympia Foster, a nationally revered woman, is the reclusive widow of America’s most admired senator. Since her husband’s assassination, Olympia has found emotional support in Clark, who once wanted her as his wife but now acts as her protector and confidant. When Alix begins to dig deeper, the threats begin.

As the stakes rise in this dangerous game, Alix needs Ben’s help like never before. Soon they realize they are grappling with an adversary far more sinister than anyone could have imagined.” – The back of the book

This was my first book by Danielle Steel, and I might have expected a little bit too much from her that I ended up thinking there’s nothing special about this book. A lot of reality stuff (especially politics) were included in the book and the plot seems relatable, somehow. It’s no wonder Danielle Steel has written hundreds of books. Though there was not much of romance going on in Dangerous Games but fair to say, this book was a total family oriented and that touched my heart real good.

This book might have not worked out with me, but still, I’m looking forward to read more books by Danielle Steel.

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Mystery, Politics

I’d rate it: 3/5

Have you read any of these books? If not, how interested are you to read any of these books?

Thank you for reading this post.

May you have happy thoughts always,
Ain

18 Comments

  1. sunkissedscribbles May 3, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    I’ve not read anything by Agatha Christie or Danielle Steele before, but I have read two books by Jane Costello and loved them. I love her writing style and the humour in the books. I’ve not read Girl On The Run, but I will look out for it and add it to my never-ending TBR pile haha x

    • captaineverland May 3, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      Jane Costello is one of my favourite British authors. ‘Never-ending TBR pile’, oh you’re not the only one with it hun, don’t worry. Haha. But yes, Girl On The Run should be added to everyone’s TBR pile! 😀 xx

      • sunkissedscribbles May 4, 2018 / 9:13 am

        Jane is one of my favourite authors too. I’ve read The Nearly-Weds and My Single Friend and enjoyed both. I think I’ve got The Time Of Our Lives somewhere too. But I’ll keep a look out for Girl On The Run x

  2. Florence May 3, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    I’m definitely going to give Jane Costello a go – her books sounds amazing!

    Florence x

    • captaineverland May 3, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      Yes, yes, you should! 😀 xx

  3. Melanie Fraser May 3, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    I haven’t read any of these books but used to be a massive Danielle Steel fan a few years ago. Such a shame this book didn’t live up to expectation I hope you try another one 😃 Woukd live to read Murder on the Orient Express it’s sounds like one I would enjoy! Great post ❤️

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • captaineverland May 3, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      Aw I know, though of course I’d definitely give another book by Danielle Steel another go. I think I’ve already found some that I like the sound of, but my TBR pile is looking a bit like the Leaning Tower of Pisa nowadays. I’ll get them when I can. Huhu. And yes, I hope you’d like Murder on the Orient Express as much as I did. Thank you for your comment lovely 🙂 xx

  4. A Cup of Wonderland May 3, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    I love a bit of Agatha Christie, her murder mysteries are superb! I especially love her Miss Marple books which I can never put down once I started them. I also love watching the Miss Marple tv episodes too.

    • captaineverland May 3, 2018 / 9:29 pm

      Oh yes, I’ve watched some of the Miss Marple episodes and I loved them too. I haven’t yet read the books, but I’ll definitely look out for them! 🙂 xx

  5. jennyinneverland May 4, 2018 / 10:28 am

    Really love your photos in this post! I also struggle massively with classics. I prefer books which are effortless to read and I find I just have to concentrate on classics a bit TOO much to the point where I don’t really know what’s going on! The Jane Costello book sounds fab! xxx

    • captaineverland May 4, 2018 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you, Jenny! Sameee OMG, how are we so alike? Haha. But yes, I think you’d love Jane Costello’s books! xxx

  6. Bexa May 4, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    Girl On The Run sounds like a funny and lighthearted book 💖. Perfect for holiday reading. I’m definitely adding this to my list. Thanks for the recommendations Ain 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • captaineverland May 4, 2018 / 5:28 pm

      Oh yes, it’s definitely perfect for holiday reading! And it’s my pleasure, lovely 😉 xx

  7. glowsteady May 4, 2018 / 11:38 pm

    I’ve really wanted to read some Agatha Christie for ages now. I quite like classics and I love a good mystery/ thriller, you’ve just reminded me add some to my TBR. Girl on the Run sounds like a really nice easy read x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  8. Tqa London May 5, 2018 / 10:10 am

    I haven’t watch Murder on the Orient Express let alone read the book but I saw the book was on sale at Popular bookstore. I might grab it the next time I followed my dad to work.

    And the other two is in my TBR list on my iBooks. Tak sabar nak baca!

  9. hudapervez May 8, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Funnily enough have never read any book from Agatha Christie although I’ve heard so much about her! These are some great choices that I definitely wanna check out! xx

  10. Elin May 13, 2018 / 9:06 am

    I have read all three of these myself ^^ They are ok, i never liked them so much to be one of my favs but I do think they are readeble. ^^

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