I often find it so easy to just sit on the couch when I come home and stick the TV on, vegetate for a few hours before it’s time to go to bed. This Christmas I was lucky enough to receive quite a few books (yay!) and with a stack of untouched novels piling up, I’ve decided to give myself a target to read and review them for the blog over the next six months.
My taste is more on the fiction side, with supernatural, or thriller novels at the top of my list- so if that’s definitely your thing I’m sure this will be for you!
Book One: Slade House By David Mitchell
Bought for me by my brother (who’s a massive Cloud Atlas fan, one of Mitchell’s novels), I loved the supernatural angle of this book, a story about a strange house that various people are invited to every nine years before being unable to leave. Spanning five decades with a number of twists and turns, I can’t wait to get stuck into it.
Book Two: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
Husband Ted Severson is waiting in Heathrow airport for his delayed flight when he meets a woman in a bar. After having a few too many drinks he tells her about his life and his wife’s affair and the worst part? how he kinda wants to kill her for it. The twist? She encourages him to…
Book Three: The Accident by CL Taylor
Sue Jackson is a mother leading a happy, normal life when her daughter Charlotte purposefully steps in front of a bus one day. The dark reality dawns and she is forced to re-trace Charlotte’s steps into her private world filled with danger.
Book Four: Miss Peregrine’s Home for The Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I was SO excited when I saw the announcements of the film release, but decided to wait until I’d read the novel before watching it. Miss Peregrine’s Home for the Peculiar Children is a secret refuge for those with unusual abilities- however danger lurks around every corner.
Book Five: Yes Please By Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler is like, my favourite person RN, so getting her book for Christmas made me SO happy. Filled with anecdotes and bits about her life, I can’t wait to get to know more about one of my ultimate heroes.
Book Six: The Muse by Jessie Burton
After many raved about Burton’s debut novel The Minaturist, I thought I would try her follow-up, The Muse, mainly because I was on holiday (why do we always reach for a book just before holiday?) and it was on sale (Thanks Waitrose). But in all seriousness I have wanted to get my paws on this for AGES. Set in the 60s and centered around loss of identity and aspirations, this one is my sixth and last novel and I’m so excited to get started.