Weekly Reading Wrap-up
20th May- 26th May
We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson
I Really enjoyed this short story. It had a fantastic atmosphere, and I just devoured it! I didn’t actually like any of the characters, but that somehow added into the overall feel of the book. I’m glad I picked this up, and I am definitely inspired to read more of Shirley Jackson’s work. 5/5 Rating!
The Ersatz Elevator – Lemony Snicket
Vile Village – Lemony snicket
I started re-reading a favourite childhood series of books a while ago – A Series of Unfortunate Events- and whilst feeling a little under the weather this week, I decided to carry on and pick up books 6 and 7. I am enjoying this series a lot. It has been a long time since I read it and I almost feel that I rediscovering the series. 5/5 Rating.
Into the Darkest Corner – Elizabeth Haynes
Wow – What can I possibly say about this book?! It was fantastic! I think this is probably one of the best thrillers I have ever read, and it is definitely one of my favourite reads of 2013 so far. I flew through this book (and its not a short one either!). I loved the shift between past and present, and the way this allowed the plot to be built up. I felt the suspense, and the anxiety of the main character Cathy, and I’m not scared to admit that I found myself looking over my shoulder more than once while reading. This book deals with extreme domestic violence, and is possibly not for the faint hearted! If you like Gillian Flynn, I would definitely recommend this book. 5/5 Rating.
Rot and Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
I started reading this book a few months ago, but just couldn’t get past the first 40 pages. I decided to give it a second chance, and I’m glad I did. I’m another hundred or so pages through and am really starting to get into the story.