I may only just beginning my Sanderson deep dive but even I know talking about how great he is at the magic is not exactly a hot take. But despite some trepidation about this book I was intrigued by the magic mystery more than enough to forgive its flaws.
The Devil and the Dark Water
By: Stuart Turton
When Old Tom is summoned he whispers to you in the night offers your hearts desire for a bargain. And if you don’t bargain?
Which seems wildly unfair to me but that’s the situation the passengers of our ship find themselves in on their supposed to be 8 month journey home.
The Silence of Bones
By: June Hur
So for some reason I had it in my head the MC could talk to dead people or read there bones. Yeah don’t know where that came from. It’s not the case but it’s still a first rate mystery and great overall read.
Even without the talking to dead people part.
And Then There Were None
By: Agatha Christie
I read my very first Agatha Christie and me being me was actually surprised by how good it was!
burn our bodies down
By: Rory Power
Ever read a book (or watched a film) and thought okay their trying to say something deeper here and I… almost get it… but no, not really… and then wonder am I falling short? Or is the book?
The Guest List
By: Lucy Foley
I think I may have unfortunate expectations of weddings these days. I mean if its not murderous enough to have a color designation it has to have a big old brawl a la The Witcher.
So The Guest List was a bit anti-climatic.
By: Leigh Bardugo
Ninth House was probably my most anticipated book of the year. It’s one of my favorite authors making the jump from YA to Adult. Although I admit I find that line really blurred already especially in Bardugo’s case.
Strong but flawed heroine, ghosts, magic, creepy towns and an ages old murder mystery mixed in with a current murder was right up my alley and perfect for this time of year.
I must preface this by saying I’ve never played Pokéman. I considered playing it once but was generally to lazy to download it and didn’t want it taking up so much space on my phone.
But Pikachu is the cutest little thing ever and I will likely soon have a stuffed version of him.
The Night Tiger
By: Yangsze Choo
See this is one of those books that make me realize I could never be a book character because if I came into possession of a severed human finger I would toss it and run screaming not be like oh, mysterious! Let’s go digging!
Especially when you find out the last person that had it is dead. But that’s just me!
A Novel Bookstore
By: Laurence Cossé
Two people decide to team up in Paris and open a bookstore that sells only “good” books. Books chosen by a special and secret committee to wade through all novels. You would think this would be a great thing and for a little while it is. Only soon the bookstore is under siege from jealous rivals, idiots who think their trying to tell them what to read and just generally people who get their nose in a twist at anything.
Which doesn’t seem like a big deal until someone starts attacking the “secret” committee members.