30 Day Book Challenge // 17

Author I wish people would read more.

Robert Galbraith | bluchickenninja.com

Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)

I’m sure many Harry Potter fans were much like myself in that we were extremely excited when we found out that JK Rowling was writing another book. But were then disappointed to find out that The Casual Vacancy was slow and boring. Therefore when The Cuckoo’s Calling was released we didn’t read it assuming it would be just like The Casual Vacancy.

I was wrong. I was so wrong. I don’t even like murder mysteries and I enjoyed this book. It was funny, interesting and you will be guessing who the murderer was right to the end. One problem I did have is it feels very like Sherlock Holmes, however I have not read the original Sherlock Holmes books so I can’t say how alike they are.

I should probably add that I got The Cuckoo’s Calling as an audio book originally and it was fantastic. If you are able to find a code for a free audio book on audible (hint: youtubers give them out all the time) you should totally get the Cuckoo’s Calling.

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24 thoughts on “30 Day Book Challenge // 17

  1. I’m appreciating (and reading) many of your recommendations. Thanks! I try to avoid books with too much violent or sexual content and would appreciate knowing if either of these should be avoided by me??

    • Its hard to tell. There is some violent content and mentions of some gory deaths in the Cuckoo’s Calling. And while it wasn’t too much for me it might be too much for you.

      The Silkworm definitely had some sexual content. It wasn’t quite detailed sexual content. It was more the characters were talking about the sexual content of a book a character in the book writes.

      You might want to pass on The Silkworm but hopefully you should still enjoy The Cuckoo’s Calling.

      • That’s really helpful, thanks! I have become a bit more cautious after reading a book recommended by a friend, with an extremely graphic sex scene in it – that added nothing to the plot – and I wished they’d just told me paste ‘pages…to…’ together!

  2. Thanks for this! I shall definitely add them to my Books to Buy (and eventually read) list! I enjoy books that keep me guessing, so hopefully I’ll find these an interesting read 🙂

  3. No love for The Casual Vacancy? 😦 Why?

    I have yet to check out the Galbraith book’s. Glad to know a little about them because I don’t often Google book plots.

  4. I don’t think my first comment worked because my internet cut out… argh!
    I liked The Casual Vacancy, but I didn’t love it. I think the writing completely threw everyone because it was completely different to HP – it’s no surprise she tried the pseudonym! The Cuckoo’s Calling however was brilliant, and right up my street! I love a good mystery book so this didn’t disappoint. I haven’t read The Silkworm yet, but it’s on my Christmas list!

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