I’m linking up again with Tina @ Reading Between the Pages to look ahead at the books I’d like to read in March. This month is a rather ambitious pile of books, because I just can’t narrow it down any further. I’m under no illusions that I’ll get through them all but I’m damn well going to try!
I’m hosting a 4 week readalong on Instagram for this one
IT by Stephen King
‘They float…and when you’re down here with me, you’ll float, too.’
Derry, Maine is just an ordinary town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part, a good place to live.
It is a group of children who see – and feel – what makes Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes is appears as an evil clown named Pennywise and sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .
Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, emerging again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.
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From the unread shelf is back with the fantasy edition! Fantasy is a genre I’ve really grown to enjoy over the last year. What’s interesting is the majority of the fantasy books on my unread shelf are young adult fiction; I think that’s because I get the majority of my recommendations from fellow bloggers, rather than seeking them out myself, and I guess YA fantasy is popular among the bloggers I follow.
I will admit, many of the fantasy books I have enjoyed have one foot in reality (I’m hoping you know what I mean by that). For example, The Lost Boy by Christina Henry and Sealskin by Su Bristow, so hopefully I’ll see that in books I still have to read. Those are both adult fiction titles but you’ll see my unread shelf seems to be skewed slightly in favour of YA.
If any of the books featured below aren’t Fantasy, please forgive me, I’m going by what I’ve seen them reviewed as, rather than seeking out their genre myself.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Continue reading “From the Unread Shelf: Fantasy”
I’m linking up again with Tina @ Reading Between the Pages to look ahead at the books I’d like to read in February. Like last month, I’ll be keeping the list small, so let’s take a look at the contenders.
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?
Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.
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When I published my top books of 2017 earlier this month, it was surprisingly easy to pick my top 3 non-fiction books because I only read 7 in total – I couldn’t have done a top ten if I wanted to. I was quite disappointed when I realised how much non-fiction I’d read; I honest thought I’d read a lot more. I often space out my non-fiction reads because the majority of the books I pick up are harrowing reads and I need to lose myself in many fictional titles to comes to terms with the horror I read about in the world.
My goal is to be able to do a 2018 top ten non-fiction books post at the end of the year. While I’m building my collection of non-fiction reviews, you can always pop over to What’s Nonfiction? – a fantastic blog for keeping up to date with all things non-fiction.
So the idea for today’s post is to showcase some of the non-fiction books on my unread shelf, and hopefully interest you in some of these titles. There’s a few I’m hoping to read that haven’t been published yet. And please, do let me know some of the non-fiction titles you recommend.
A Long Way Gone: The True Story of a Child Solider by Ishmael Beah Continue reading “From the Unread Shelf: Non-Fiction”
I’m linking up again with Tina @ Reading Between the Pages to look ahead at the books I’d like to read in January. My TBR won’t be as ambitious this month as I’ve got an exam I need to revise for and two pieces of coursework I really need to make a start on. Also I’m reading a massive King book, so massive it, in my opinion, counts as three books! Anyway, here’s the hopefuls that may finally make the move from the unread shelf to the read.
Under the Dome by Stephen King
In UNDER THE DOME, King has produced another riveting masterpiece. The end of every chapter hooks you into the next, drawing you inside a psychological drama that is so rich, you don’t read it, you live it.
It is the story of the small town of Chester’s Mill, Maine which is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one can get in and no one can get out.
The normal rules of society are suddenly changed and when food, electricity and water run short, the community begins to crumble. As a new and more sinister social order develops, Dale Barbara, Iraq veteran, teams up with a handful of intrepid citizens to fight against the corruption that is sweeping through the town and to try to discover the source of the Dome before it is too late . . .
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