Even though we are well into autumn, we had a few absolutely beautiful days here in London. You know, the kind of day that sees you sitting in your short sleeves in the garden of your favourite coffee shop, basking in the sunshine.
I don’t know if it was the warmth of the sun, or the buzz from the coffee, but I even managed to convince my bestie to pop into the charity bookshop with me on our way home, and it didn’t just stop there. She bought three books! Three! My heart melted on the spot.
I also did a buddy read with another friend of mine, and it was a blast. Next time Mark Edwards releases another book, we shall repeat it.
I made my favourite sausage, pumpkin and sage casserole last week, and it was just as damn delicious as I remembered. Onto the stuffed peppers and venison stew next time!
I must say, OWNtober was indeed a great inspiration, so my thanks to Kathy for coming up with this topic. I went through some books I had on my Kindle for ages. I haven’t read anything awful either, so yay for that!
What Remains Of Her by Eric Rickstad
A beautifully written, haunting mystery with some of the loveliest descriptions of nature.
In Her Shadow by Mark Edwards
A heart pounding psychological thriller from my go-to guy in suspense.
The Retreat by Mark Edwards
A chilling tale set in the deep woods of Wales.
And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott
Part courtroom drama, part mystery with a delicious plot.
Something scary, something sweet…
I started Bird Box by Josh Malerman, and damn, isn’t it terrifying?! It hits all the notes for creepy, disturbing and scaretastic.
Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.
Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it’s time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat–blindfolded–with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?
Interweaving past and present, Bird Box is a snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.
The voting for the Goodreads Choice Awards is now open! Looking at all the books, I have some catching up to do.
November is sci-fi month. Yay! I had my eyes on some books for a while that will fit the topic just fine.
I look forward to seeing what you guys are up to!