I’ve been totally lax with sharing the books that I’ve been reading on the blog. My apologies as I have finally been dipping into that pile of books that I got from PLA, the book buzz back in December and have been back to the Free Library of Philadelphia (I’m no longer a fugitive from the library!) and I have been reading, reading, reading!
|That’s a whole heap of books!|
I think part of my reading binge is because in the next few weeks my time won’t be my own. Summer Reading (dun, dun, dun!) is starting and I will be busy as all get out. (Visions of the library over run with kids…books everywhere…come back Rachee! Come back!) Plus I am going to Book Expo America and will be getting so many more books and well, I don’t really have room for all of them and, well it’s me so I was feeling a tad guilty at my book hoarding.
So since The Bee has been at her dad’s and I’ve given up all pretense at cleaning my house or folding the laundry I’ve washed (or being social…I’m going through something and books are totes my escape). Instead I grabbed a couple of piles of books and have been picking up some of the books that I had picked up.
Here it goes:
Gone Girl by Jillian Flynn
“A perfect wife’s disappearance plunges her husband into a nightmare as it rips open ugly secrets about his marriage and, just maybe, his culpability in her death… One of those rare thrillers whose revelations actually intensify its suspense instead of dissipating it. The final pages are chilling.” —Kirkus (starred review)
I loved Gillian when she wrote for Entertainment Weekly and her first novel was a weird wild ride. Her newest book, Gone Girl, kept me guessing,. Each time I thought I had figured out what the characters were motivated by or where she was going with the book I was wrong and pleasantly had my mind blown.
It’s hard to believe that people like Nick and Amy (the characters from the book) exist but Gillian fleshed them out and made me reexamine my relationships with everyone.
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
From The Guardian:
“From its uncompromising prologue – a young woman being bludgeoned to death in a ditch – Haynes’s powerful account of domestic violence is disquieting, yet unsensationalist.”
I’ve just started this book and already on edge. I’m breathless as I await the violence, the abuse and the damage that will happen to the obsession that is disguised as a relationship.
The Talk Show Murders by Al Roker and Dick Lochte
I’ve reads the first two Billy Blessing books and feel a bit obligated to read this one which is actually pretty decent. It’s familiar enough without being (as) repetitive and it’s kinda fun. I don’t know all of the television mediums so I worry that Al and Dick may not have enough types of TV show types to go around for murdering.
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
From Jenn’s Bookshelves:
Jazz isn’t your typical teenager. His father, Billy Dent, just happens to be an incarcerated serial killer, one of the most prolific killers of modern times. As a child, Jazz was immersed in his father’s sick obsession so now as a young adult, he’s desperate to prevent himself from becoming the man his father wants him to be. Every little urge has Jazz wondering if this is how his father started out, if they are the early warning signs of his evolution into a sociopath.
My list servs at work was all abuzz about this one but I found myself wanting this thing to be over. (Yes, yes I could put the book down but something compelled me). I don’t know. The book just got on my nerves. Main character Jazz was so arrogant in knowing more than the cops that he broke basic lessons people watching Law & Order learn. This book was totally written for a teens and my adult brain couldn’t turn off.
What are you reading?
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