2015 Reading Number 10 – Matilda by Roald Dahl


Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It’ll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

Quick Thoughts
This isn’t the first time I have read Matilda, it was a book I loved as a child, and I am pleased to say I enjoyed it just as much as an adult! The book is fun, a little bit naughty and funny. Roald Dahl sucks you in and you find yourself cheering Matilda on. I remember enjoying the film as a child too, plus a couple of years ago I saw the musical on the West End and loved that too. There is nothing to dislike with this book!

Rating:5 out of 5

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2015 Reading: Book 3 – Esio Trot by Roald Dahl


Mr. Hoppy is in love with Mrs. Silver, but her heart belongs to Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr. Hoppy is too shy to approach Mrs. Silver, until one day he comes up with a brilliant idea to win her heart. If Mr. Hoppy’s plan works, Mrs. Silver will certainly fall in love with him. But it’s going to take one hundred and forty tortoises, an ancient spell, and a little bit of magic.

Quick Thoughts:
This is the first book from my Roald Dahl challenge.

I love Roald Dahl books! This book has just been adapted by the BBC for some Christmas viewing, so I decided I needed to read the book before I watched it. It is 50 pages long, but an enjoyable 50 pages. Easy to read, lovely story and I loved the illustrations by Quentin Blake. This is a children’s book, but one I thoroughly enjoyed!

Rating: 3 out of 5

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I have decided to do a few reading challenges this year. They are:

The Goodreads Challenge! I am aiming to read 50 books in 2015. You can follow my progress here.

Mount TBR Challenge! Another challenge from Goodreads. This year I am hoping to read these books off my shelf:
1. The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
2. Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
3. A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans
4. Going Dutch by Katie Fforde
5. The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato
6. The Patchwork Marriage by Jane Green
7. The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory
8. The Return by Victoria Hislop
9. Tell It To The Skies by Erica James
10. Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury
11. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
12. Sea by Heidi R. Kling
13. Small Island by Andrea Levy
14. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garci Marquez
15. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
16. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
17. The Fountain by Mary Nichols
18. Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
19. Dodger by Terry Pratchett
20. One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner
21. Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
22. A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks
23. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
24. The Legacy by Katharine Webb

You can follow my progress here.

I would also like to finish my Secret Seven challenge and read all of Roald Dahl’s children’s books. Again, progress of these will be found here.

So, not much reading then! I also have review books to read plus my Kindle is fairly full…! Here is to a great year of books.

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