As of the time I’m writing this, let’s say it has been just one damned thing after another this week and I’m starting to feel as if I’m living in the fictional world of St Mary’s where madness and chaos is the order of the day.
However Sarah and I managed to ground ourselves a little by having a rare lunch out (I’m anxious about going to most eateries nowadays) and afterwards we, of course, ended up in our small, local bookshop. As per usual, we came out with books. Books we didn’t necessarily need as our physical To-Be-Read piles are big enough, but more books nonetheless.
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(including two I also bought the previous week!)
Troy by Stephen Fry – the third book in this collection of Greek myths and stories. I loved both Heroes and Mythos and I’ve been waiting for Troy to hit shelves in paperback so it was only time until it became mine!
Mrs England by Stacey Halls – Stacey Halls has an incredible knack of writing raw, emotional stories that really pull you into the characters and their surroundings and I’m hoping this is no exception. After being in 1600s Lancashire and Georgian London, Edwardian Yorkshire should be interesting.
The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey – It is August 1939 and Hetty Cartwright and her museum collection are moved out of London to a countryside stately home, hopefully safe away from the wartime horrors that will befall the city. However the house is full of secrets, mystery and horrors of its own and Hetty begins to wonder whether or not London may have been safer all along. As you can see from the bookmark, I am currently reading this and enjoying the mystery and tension that is slowly coming alive through the pages. I’m just under half way through and excited to see how it will continue developing.
Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi – A murder mystery thriller that is right up my street at the moment. It looks unique, twisty, and perfect for a cold, Autumn day.
Piranesi by Susannah Clarke – I don’t know if I’m quite sure what this novel is exactly, but its fantastical, lyrical and mystical nature sounds entrancing and everything I could possibly love.
The Creakers by Tom Fletcher – Grown ups have disappeared, and everyone but Lucy is absolutely thrilled. They can eat cereal for every meal and have as much fun as they please. But Lucy wants to find her mother and to do so, she has to venture into the upside-down world of monsters under her bed.