I really like today’s Booking Through Thursday (though I do wonder if the ‘recent’ series will ever end and we will go back to random questions which always kept you on your toes, though last weeks recent topic was a favourite as everyone’s answers were so interesting) because its asking ‘What’s the most enjoyable, most fun, most just-darn-entertaining book you’ve read recently?’ I know already I will love this because I will find everyone else’s answers so interesting and different, all part of the fun of book blogging.
As for what my most enjoyable read is… hmmm… there have been quite a few recently but the ones that have made reading that much more pleasurable in the last few months have been Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, Me Cheeta by James Lever and Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.
If I had to go for one that’s been the most fun and the most entertaining it would have to be Wilkie Collin’s ‘The Haunted Hotel’ which was the first read in my ‘Sensation Season’ (I would love more people to join in with this). I don’t see how anyone can not be bowled over and thoroughly enjoy a sensation novel. They have twists, great narrators, dastardly plots, malicious men and wicked women, murder, mayhem and the odd ghost and are just perfect for classic unadulterated escapism. The hours fly by when you are under the spell of a great sensation novel and you can hardly put them down.
So that would have to be my most enjoyable book of late. I have to add though that in searching for a ‘modern sensation novel’ (any recommendations welcomed) I started reading ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’ by Audrey Niffenegger yesterday and already have the inkling that its going to be an incredibly enjoyable read… but more on that in the next few days.
So what about everyone out there, what’s been your most enjoyable read of late? Oh, and if you happen to have any idea’s for modern sensation novels then I would be most appreciative especially as a post on them is coming soon. I love hearing everyone’s recommendations, opinions and thoughts.