Today’s post is about books I meant to get around to reading in 2015. Technically, it’s supposed to be books published in 2015, but I don’t organize my reading that way. Instead, I’ll just talk about books I really wanted to read but didn’t. I’m slowly rectifying this since I’m in the middle of reading the first two on the list.
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them. Continue reading
New season. New Tuesday. New TBR list. With darkening weather comes darkening reading preferences. Well, not really. My tastes typically land the depressing side of things. So this isn’t a change. We’ve got a missing girls, the rapture, rape culture, Lizbeth. And then this strange book about Happiness that was recommended to me. It seems a little out of place on the list, but we must shake things up from time to time. Or whatever. Good books are good books.
Oh, and this is exciting for me, I just noticed that almost all of these are new authors. Ren Suma is the only one I’ve read before and that was several years ago. Embarking on adventures in new authors. The possibilities are exciting.
17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And… is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything. Continue reading