February 2012 Book Wrap Up + Fundraising Update *Edited to include another Superstar!*

I just realized this morning that I failed to do my usual book wrap up at the end of last month. I have to say, February was a ‘low-yield’ month bookwise… there was a lot going on and a lot of just general tiredness which kept me from reading as much as I normally do. Either way, here we go:

Books Completed – 2

  • Last Man in Tower – Aravind Adiga
  • The Leftovers – Tom Perrotta

Books Abandoned – 0

Books in Progress – 1

  • Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now – As Told by Those Who Love it, Hate it, Live it, Left it and Long for it – Craig Taylor (Since finished!)

Best Book – The Leftovers – Tom Perrotta
I absolutely loved this book–any book that pokes fun of The Rapture is alright with me! No, that’s not right… it doesn’t really poke fun at The Rapture (they never even confirm that what happened was The Rapture) but more like follows up with all of the people who were left behind. It’s a really human novel and I really found myself rooting for a few of the characters and feeling sorry for others.

Worst Book – Last Man in Tower – Aravind Adiga
I was sooooo beyond disappointed with this book; I’ve read both of Adiga’s preceding novels and absolutely loved them. This one, had it not been written by Adiga, I probably would not have read all the way through. It was like slogging through mud–pointless and tiresome.


Thanks to the fantastic generosity of loads of people, I’ve already hit the halfway mark on my £100 target for the Sport Relief Mile (read this for more info). This means I’ll be running with a silly hairstyle, face paint and a t-shirt thanking all of my donors. We’re only £50 away from me running in a tutu–ace! If you’d like to see me run a mile in a tutu (or if you’d like to just be generous and donate to a fantastic cause), visit my donor page to do so.


  • Anonymous 🙂
  • Hannah
  • Kate, Rich, Ruby and Tom
  • Lorraine, Nick, Jessica, Lydia and Sara
  • Gwen
  • Leah

Thank you for your generosity and kind words and support. You’re all stars my book!


If you’re interested in getting in touch, tweet me at @stephanie_khani or @londondiaries1.  Alternatively you can email me at emailthelondondiaries [at] gmail.com.

*Edit* – I’ve now hit £60 thanks to the lovely Paul.  Thanks ever so much!!!!  You’re too cool for school!!


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