It’s a month since I’ve posted about my reading and, since getting my latest manuscript off to the editor at Escape, I’ve had the luxury of browsing the shelves at both Katoomba and Mona Vale libraries to find authors recommended by my book group on Facebook. (The problem with that system is, I think I got the book piles mixed up and returned a couple of books to the wrong library. We’ll see…)
Since my last post, I’ve read – and reviewed on my other blog – the following suspense novels:
- Johan Theorin, The Darkest Room
- Val McDermid, The Vanishing Point
- Julia Crouch, Tarnished
- Laura Wilson, A Thousand Lies
- Sophie Hannah, Kind of Cruel
I’ve also read and will post reviews for:
- Charlotte Link, The Watcher and
- Judith Lennox, The Winter House (historical saga)
I’m currently reading Jodi Picoult’s The Tenth Circle which I’m really enjoying.
All of the above authors, apart from Val McDermid, are new to me, and most of the books have been really good reads. It’d be hard to pick a favourite, but I loved the Swedish island setting of The Darkest Room, found the concept of Tarnished absorbing and was impressed by the structure of Kind of Cruel.
Finally, yesterday I posted a wrap-up of my reading for the Australian Women Writers Challenge this year, which turned out to be mostly of suspense, the highlight of which was Anna George’s debut thriller, What Came Before. I have a hunch I’ll be reading more broadly in 2015.
What are you reading? Have you discovered any great books this year?
“It’s Monday: What are you reading?” is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. Aussie bloggers who normally contribute include Debbish, Shelleyrae at Book’d Out, Shannon from Giraffe Days, Jess from The Never Ending Bookshelf, Brona at Brona’s Books and Michael at Literary Explorations. (Anyone I’ve missed?)