Yes, I know … I’ve been pretty much neglecting the book topic over the past couple of weeks on the blog. That’s basically because I’ve been in a pretty big reading slump. UGH! Now, however, I’m back again. And because I’ve basically enjoyed almost every book I’ve read lately, I decided to share them with you guys :)
Sharp Objects is the debut novel by the award-winning author of Gone Girl. I honestly have to admit that I didn’t like Gone Girl (neither the movie, nor the book). However this one I devoured in only a couple of days. It was definitely disturbing and gory and I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re somewhat squeamish. To me the story of self-harming Camille Preaker getting sucked back into the dark secrets of her hometown was extremely addictive. Oh what a riveting read! (Duh, I didn’t expect that ending!!)
In all honesty, I picked this book up because I found the cover intriguing. When I realized that it was about zombies, however, I put it back into the dark corners of my bookshelf. I did judge it so wrong – I am sorry pretty book! This was so much fun to read and so different to what zombie books/movies usually are about. I especially loved Melanie’s character and the unexpected ending.
As promising as the title might be for all romance-lovers: this is not your typical love story. It is a tale about a father and his long-lost daughter. Why did I love this? There are so many references about London, arguably the best city in the whole world. While reading this book I felt like I was walking along the banks of the Thames. Oh, London you make my heart go all fuzzy.
In his debut novel Nathan Filer tells the story about one man’s descent into mental illness, following the death of his brother in childhood. He tells the story with a unique and startling insight into mental illness. Shock of the fall is beautifully written and absolutely enchanting. Oh and I just had to add bonus points for it being one of the few YA books without a real love interest.
This book tells the story of young Leonard Peacock, who wants to kill himself on his 18th birthday. Oh and let me tell you, this was such a heart-wrenching read. I found myself sobbing so hard at the climax. And even though I’m not sure if I liked the main character, I have to admit that it’s one of the most gripping YA books I’ve read in a long time. I basically flew through this book (read: finished it in one sitting).
What have you been reading lately? Any favourites you want to share in the comments?