Monday, October 10, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I finished Her Every Fear, by Peter Swanson; it was a fun, solid commercial thriller that I think dark-suspense readers will enjoy when it comes out in January. I'd recommend it for Halloween because it scared me but you will have to wait.

This week I have too many books going. Now that I'm really up and running at my new job I'm taking home galleys and buying books again and right now I'm a little overwhelmed- again.

I started reading Caitriona Lally's Eggshells, a galley I received from Melville House. It's a story about an Irish woman who believes she was left by fairies and is looking for a way back. She's trying to make friends and find her way in what she thinks isn't her own world. So far I would say it's voice-driven and enjoyable.
I also started Paula Hawkins of-the-moment The Girl on the Train, which is a big movie right now and was a big book when it came out, that season's answer to Gone Girl and I can see why. Since then, and since its paperback release, it's become a big book-club book too. I plan to see the movie once I'm finished with the book, which I anticipate easily polishing off this week.

Finally I took the store's galley of The Nix, by Nathan Hill, a chunkster out now and a book I don't know anything about. I read the opening chapter, a self-contained short story about how a boy's mother abandons the family bit by bit, and I'm intrigued enough to continue. Have you read this book? What did you think?

That's it for me. What are you reading this week?


Mystica said...

You've got a nice mix of reads. Enjoy them all.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I didn't read Gone Girl and, after watching the movie, I'm glad I didn't. I thought Girl on the Train was a good story. I might try the movie, though I've heard it is quite different from the book.