Friday 26 October 2018

What I Read in September

I finally did it! I finally surpassed reading just three books in a month and actually read seven! Caravan life has been excellent to my TBR pile. Talking of my TBR pile, I've been wanting to write a blog post about it but due to the lack of WiFi access here, I'm reading my books faster than I can blog about them! Almost as soon as I add a book to my list, I'm taking it off again. But, never say never! For now,  here's my thoughts on what I read in September. 

Twisted Wing | Ruth Newman
I was completely hooked on this book, I read the whole thing in one day! I actually read a book very similar last year and finished that pretty quickly too! It was SUCH a great read, I didn't see the ending coming from too early on which is always a good thing! I highly recommend it. TW/CW: child/sexual abuse and rape. 

A Pound of Flesh | Alex Gray
Of all the books on my TBR list, I was actually least interested to start reading this one. I actually finally started reading it because I was stuck in the car while Charlie napped, and it was the first one Mum grabbed from my pile. I managed to get into fairly easily but I think that was because I didn't have much choice, being stuck in the car with no alternative for over an hour. I managed to finish it within five days, but honestly? I was disappointed. I think I read it so quickly just to get it over with so I could move onto the next one. 

The Missing and The Dead | Stuart MacBride
I literally didn't want this book to end! I didn't want to have to stop reading it but also I tried to eek it out for as long as I could to make it last. I wasn't bored at all reading this - a novelty, really - and at times the main character, Logan, reminded me of Nicholas Angel from Hot Fuzz. I would absolutely read another Stuart MacBride novel, and have already added a ton to my book wishlist. 

The Fog | James Herbert
James Herbert is one of my favourite chiller authors, The Secret of Crickley Hall being one of my favourite books by him. I was really looking forward to reading this, however, it wasn't really what I expected. Don't get me wrong, I was hooked, shocked and disgusted but...I didn't actually enjoy it. It was like a scary movie that I couldn't help but continue watching.

Don't Tell | Karen Rose 
Ohh my god, this book was SO GOOD. I don't want to give too much away but I was absolutely hooked on Caroline's story, her love life, and her survival. I don't generally read books more than once these days but this one I may read again! TW/CW: domestic/sexual abuse. 

Once | James Herbert
I hadn't heard of this book before, however, a few chapters in I felt like I knew it, like I had read it before. I still don't know if I have or not, as I had no clue what was going to happen until it did! But the familiarity was strong. It didn't make me enjoy the book any less though - I certainly enjoyed it a lot more than The Fog! Even though 'erotic' is mentioned in the blurb, I was so not prepared for just how...descriptive and regular it was. It sure had me blushing! I'm not sure if I'd read it again (a third time?!) but I would recommend it.

Nothing Stays Buried | P.J. Tracy
I really enjoyed this, I could barely tear myself away from it! The chapters were short and sweet too so it was an easy read, meaning I read it in just two days. There were a lot of unanswered questions though, and the ending left me disappointed, and wanting more. It was almost like the author got bored, and couldn't be bothered to put a real ending together. I enjoyed it regardless, and would read another P.J. Tracy novel.

Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments below! 

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