I thought it would be interesting to think about the books on my list to read and then review them in future weeks. It’s also nice to think about how we chose our reading. Usually I go into my local bookstore and pick at random, but I also keep a list of books I’ve heard people talk about and this is what I’m including here.
1) Emerald City And Other Stories, Jennifer Egan
I have been wanting to read some more short stories for a while and the title of this collection had me intrigued. I read about it on a booklist somewhere and it has been saved in my phone ever since. Whenever I read a review that I like the sound of I take a picture and try to buy it later.
2) Closed Casket, Sophie Hannah
I really enjoyed Sophie Hannah’s first novel reimagining Hercule Poirot. It received mixed reactions but I thought it was a really good continuance of Christie’s work. I love these books, they’re perfect for relaxing and I’ll be reading this one the next time I have a couple of days to read uninterrupted.
3) Out of Bounds, Val McDermid
I’ve only read one of McDermids books, her part of the Austen project when she adapted Northanger Abbey in modern day context. I loved that book, partly because it was set at the Edinburgh book festival and largely because of McDermids brilliant writing style and tone. I’ve been wanting to read more of her work since, particularly one of the crime novels she is known for. As this well reviewed online, it seems like a good place to start!
4) The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
I’ve heard ALOT of good reviews about this novel. I’ve heard its original and that the ending is surprising. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy and read something different.
5) Dear Amy, Helen Callaghan
This was a suggestion when I last bought some books online. As you know by now I love crime novels and thrillers. The idea of an agony aunt being drawn into solving a crime intrigues me, I think it could make for a really original heroine.
6) I’m Travelling Alone, Sam Bjorne
The blurb of this novel reminded me of Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith which I really enjoyed. I like a really dark crime novel with a strong location so this one sounds perfect.
Let me know any books your looking forward to reading below.