So, while we are stuck at home, I thought it would be a great blogging opportunity to share with you my reading list for the week ahead.
If, like me, you are a voracious reader, I’m sure you have an extensive TBR (To Be Read) pile, and self-isolation offers you the perfect chance to work your way through it. Or, also like me, you continue adding to it by purchasing 0.99p Kindle books… but that’s not the point here.
What do you plan on reading this week?
- The Boy by Tami Hoag. I will probably hold Ms. Hoag semi-responsible for my love of the romantic suspense novel, as well as my intrigue and vague knowledge of life in Louisiana, as I devoured her books when I was younger. I haven’t read anything by her in years, and The Boy was like coming home to a long-forgotten loved one. Her books are no longer of the romantic suspense genre, but more of the police procedural thriller type which keeps you transfixed until the bitter end. Oh, and I love the bits about the bayou. The Boy is about the murder of a seven-year-old boy and the resulting investigation by detectives and husband-and-wife team, Broussard and Fourcade. I’ve nearly finished it, but it was definitely worth a mention.
- Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach by Ramsey Campbell. If you are a fan of horror books and have never read Ramsey Campbell, then you need to rectify that immediately. Mr. Campbell is a true master of the spooky, supernatural genre, and never fails to deliver. Ray’s and Sandra’s first family holiday in Greece, on the island of Vasilema, takes a turn for the weird as they discover a number of local eccentricities—the lack of mirrors, the outsize beach umbrellas, islanders who seem to follow the family around. Things are not as they seem, as they soon find out. It sounds deliciously terrifying! I bought this book recently for my Kindle – an absolute bargain at 0.91p.
- Cujo by Stephen King. When I was younger, I devoured Stephen King’s masterpieces, notably the horror ones. But I’m not sure if I ever read Cujo, the one about the rabid St. Bernard dog. When this surprising possibility dawned on me earlier this week, I logged onto Amazon and ordered it straight away. I’ll be reading it later in the week.
- The Silence by Daisy Pearce. This was my Amazon First Reads selection for February, and I’m finally getting round to reading it. “Stella Wiseman was a child TV star, but there’s nothing glamorous about her life now. Alone in her thirties, she’s lost her parents and her friends and she’s stuck in a dead-end job. But just as she hits rock bottom she meets Marco, a charismatic older man who offers to get her back on her feet. He seems too good to be true.” As described on Amazon – sounds like an excellent psychological thriller. We will see!
Happy reading! Stay safe. ❤️