Hello there fellow bookworms!! I am pleased to announce that my large Amazon order came through, so thankfully I will be able to give my literary aspirations a jolt. I do apologize for being rather quiet the past few days. Or maybe you didn’t even notice. I guess I just felt I’ve been abandoning my literary passions (I have been trying to get through a tiny 150 paged book for the last 4 days). I know, so embarrassing. There is nothing wrong with the book, I’ve just been reading the Metro newspaper each morning on my way to work and have been attentively perusing the Runner World magazine for this month on my ways home.
But no fear because I have 4 books waiting to be read now! I thought I would give you quick synopses of the these to get you excited, if you haven’t already read them.
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? (Goodreads)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asperger’s Syndrome. He knows a very great deal about maths and very little about human beings. He loves lists, patterns and the truth. He hates the colours yellow and brown and being touched. He has never gone further than the end of the road on his own, but when he finds a neighbour’s dog murdered he sets out on a terrifying journey which will turn his whole world upside down.(Amazon)
All four children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear them apart. The years pass and the children become adults and begin to develop their own quite separate lives. Soon it’s almost as though they’ve never been a family at all. Almost. But not quite. Because something has happened that will call them home, back to the house they grew up in – and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.(Amazon)
What begins as an unusual and challenging investigation will become a terrifying race-against-time to save America from oblivion. Pilgrim will have to make a journey from a public beheading in Mecca to a deserted ruins on the Turkish coast via a Nazi death camp in Alsace and the barren wilderness of the Hindu Kush in search of the faceless man who would commit an appalling act of mass murder in the name of his God.
Have you read any of these? Good/bad? Anyone else has these books on their lists? PS-I apologize for the odd tabbing, I am trying to insert columns via css and it’s proving challenging. If you know how to make it normal I am all ears!