Book 45: This was really slow paced for such a short book but that ending was... a lot. A whole lot. I‘m still reeling.
Definitely a page turner
Definitely a page turner
This was a very unusual story with a twist ending that I was not expecting.
The power has been out all day due to a wicked storm this morning. So, we packed up and headed to a hotel. Great excuse to start a new book 📚.
The books has its faults but as I was sitting in the waiting room at the hospital and reading it, I really wanted to keep reading when they called my name - and that says something about the book
I enjoyed this, though it was not what I expected at first. Reid builds the suspense slowly, and towards the end I knew I had to stay up and finish. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ and a half.
I don‘t know how I feel about this book. I‘m sure reading it a second time would help it to make more sense, but I don‘t want to.
EDIT: I did some research. The book makes more sense to me now. However, I‘m thinking between so-so and pick. I guess it‘s just not really my type of book. It was boring until I hit about the halfway point. Then it was kind of intriguing.
3-3 1/2 stars (3 1/4?)
So far, I‘m not really feeling this book. I can‘t seem to get into it. I wasn‘t a huge fan of Foe either. One thing I will say though, I absolutely HATE that summaries are being replaced by reviews on the backs of books.
Book 19! So random story. I‘m on a dating site. I set my headline to the title of whichever book I‘m currently reading. I also mention that in my profile. Funny thing is, these guys almost never read that part and make some comment about my headline or ask about it. I can‘t put this book title as my headline. I‘d be too worried that they‘ll think I‘m suicidal. 🤦🏻♀️
I liked everything about this book except the ending. It‘s ostensibly about a woman who has decided to break up with her boyfriend going with him to meet his parents at their farmhouse during a snowstorm, but the ending is a real twist. The pervasive feeling of unease is well done and it‘s reasonably well-written, but the ending was incredibly frustrating and not in a good way.
#currentlyreading but I still don‘t know what to think of it, has anyone read it? What did you think? Is it worth finishing?
Wow. This was one intense little novel... so taut with suspense and ratcheting tension - I couldn't will my eyes across the page fast enough. I'll be surprised if this isn't one of the best books I read this year.
Wow. I'm not even quite sure what I just finished reading. So the beginning starts out with Jake and his girlfriend and ends in a complete mindf**k. I'm sorry but there is literally no other word to describe this book. It's haunting, scary, intense; a serious page turner that leaves you in shock.
Breakfast and a book does a body good. ♡
@Avanders I'm speechless... this is the most INCREDIBLE #CupidGoesPostal box!!! Everything is just perfect (I swear, I couldn't have bought better for myself!). Thank you so much for all the effort, you've made my Valentine's Day even sweeter!
@BookishMarginalia Thanks for hosting!!!
No walking today, but I did yoga and then rearranged most of the furniture in my living room. Now I just need to put the games back into the chest of drawers.
#audiobook - this is hard to listen to, it's quite boring. Luckily it's pretty short, so just two more hours to listen to.
Of course it had to start raining three minutes after I left the house. Since it was warmer than last week, it was bearable and I walked for 30 minutes. Trying to find the oldest grave on the graveyard, I haven't found the oldest yet.
Top picture reminded me of my grandmother. She hated this habit of leaving the watering cans near the graves. She would always bring hers from home on her weekly visits to her parents' grave.
Go time!! #24in48
I‘M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS 📖The eeriness builds .... I‘ve been on edge throughout.... & I thought I was really paying attention... but I agree with you other Littens , I want to go back now & figure this out ... my mind is bothered by it. What .... ??!!
“..... Sometimes a thought is closer to truth , to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can‘t fake a thought ..... “
I agree completely with this quote .... finally going to give tagged book a go , on next part of holls - by the sea 💙 view from our room ... it‘s cold out there & I‘m staying in here & reading 📖
“Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything. You can do anything, but you can‘t fake a thought.”
Does a thought only translate to reality once we assign action to it? Or are our thoughts the only reality that‘s true? This is a question that is interwoven throughout the book, and takes new forms as the plot evolves. Spine-chilling tension throughout. You have no idea what‘s coming.
I‘ve been interested in this one for awhile... a Litsy recommendation... here it goes 🤞🏻♥️
There's no way to really talk about this book without giving it all away. So I won't. But wow. Unsettling and creepy.
I really liked it. I know it has kind of mixed reviews on Goodreads and here so you'll have to decide if it's for you.
This has low rating on GR but I did enjoy the ride. When I got to the end, I was like “wt heck!” and had to turn back to the beginning chapters to reread and look for clues that I have missed! It‘s intense and edgy!
I was really confused on the ending and had to Google what happened lol
Wow, this was astonishing. I understand the love/hate reactions it engenders, but I am very much on the love side. I‘m hard to scare, so any book that genuinely unsettles me is automatically a winner in my mind. My husband came to bed last night and found me practically incoherent, trying to explain what I had just read. So glad there is a full podcast episode dedicated to this novel, and helping me wrap my head around wtf is going on here. 🙃😅😰
"For years, my life has been flat. I‘m not sure how else to describe it. I‘ve never admitted it before. I‘m not depressed, I don‘t think. That‘s not what I‘m saying. Just flat, listless. So much has felt accidental, unnecessary, arbitrary. It‘s been lacking a dimension. Something seems to be missing."
Iain Reid, I'm Thinking of Ending Things
“Depression is a serious illness. It‘s physically painful, debilitating. And you can‘t just decide to get over it in the same way you can‘t just decide to get over cancer.”
#QuotsyNov18 | 3: #Distress
📷: Made with Typorama
Another perfect October book. This one will mess with you. It will have you flipping back pages and going “what the hell?” There‘s a 6th Sense feel with an unreliable narrator and scenes that make you question reality. I loved it. 🖤
Thanks to @DiruVamp. This book is from last year‘s Halloween swap. Great pick!
I. Am. Speechless.
Whatever you think this book is about, you're wrong, no matter what it is.
I loved this and I was so totally uncomfortable!!! If you liked the book Shutter Island and the films Memento and Identity, this is for you.
I'm 50 pages into this and just completely unnerved and uncomfortable! I'm questioning every choice I've ever made in my life and I just want to find out what the hell all these messages are about!!! I LOVE it and I really hope I don't get let down as it goes on!!!
Another absolutely bananas book. I‘m about halfway through, have no idea what is going on and remain intrigued.
#AugustWrapUp #BestofAugust #AugustStats
I‘ve read 17 books in August, more than I ever read in one month before.
Among them were 8 Man Booker longlisted books, some of which I gave 4 stars. These two however are my favorites this month (4.5 stars). Both are so original and surprising!
So, a very good reading month, despite the fact that there were no 5 stars for me!
Wow, this was really a disturbing and unsettling read. I didn‘t get it at all until I came to the last pages. What starts out as a story about a bit weird couple visiting his parents for the first time, turns out to be a completely different story. So unreliable and so well done. And so creepy. In the end it literally asks to be read again. Maybe I should. Wow.
Oh and I think it fits today‘s prompt perfectly 😱 #whydidithavetobeme #abbainaugust
I was looking for a quick read and a good thriller, and this book had some rave reviews ( but also some critics - I should have listened to them). I hated this book from the start but I won‘t go into all my criticisms due to spoilers. Let‘s just say I figured out the ruse rather quickly and was puzzled by all the reviewers who said they couldn‘t figure out the ending or didn‘t know what they just read. It was disappointing from start to finish.
I'm torn on this one! It's a quick, unsettling read that mostly left me repeatedly muttering "what in the sam hill is going on?!". I couldn't put it down but I also don't think I completely "got" the ending, so it's hard to give a full on pick. Kind of feels like you're supposed to immediately go back and re-read it through the lens of knowing the twist, but I don't know that I'm invested enough to do that ??♀️
#24in48; book 3; 12 hrs, 41 min