1. It wasn‘t exactly 5 stars for me, but it was really good nonetheless.
2. The pic is a couple of adult geese and their goslings walking in my neighborhood.
1. So far, it‘s great! I didn‘t expect the twist and can‘t wait to see how it ends!
2. I‘m listening to the audiobook. The narrator is doing a great job!
3. I‘ll be kind and give it 4 stars. I‘ll see how the ending unfolds and change it accordingly once I finish.
4. I‘m not a marker of books. I just read the book and move on to the next one.
I didn‘t know a lot about The Last House on Needless Street when I went into it. I just knew that most people that read it loved it. And I think that‘s the best way to go into this one. I will say that it was a perfectly executed psychological thriller mixed with an unreliable narrator. And I absolutely loved it.
This book has left me without words. I‘m afraid even a little will give away too much so I‘ll add more in the comments👇. But know that this is way beyond just a horror story. I highly recommend going in blind.
This book is freaking me out so bad! Note to self: Beware of anything Stephen King calls a "nerve-shredder." ?
I was planning on reading at least one Catriona Ward book during the fall when I usually do my spooky book marathon. But....they looked so inviting sitting together on the shelf at the library and I couldn't resist checking them out! Eeeep! I'm scared but excited! 🙈
Creep fest with the strangest plot, unreliable narrators, & a whole host of WTF. The construction is brilliant. I was confused for a majority of the read, but the last 1/3 blew everything apart & made this book stellar. The characters are a jumble of screwed up & mostly unlikable, but also incredibly intriguing & damaged in a way that had me both totally turned off & not able to look away. Not a for everyone. Haunting & full of trigger warnings.
Caught up on the Olympics while I tried to get into this book over the weekend. I'll be honest, the Olympics kinda won! Those ice skaters had me riveted. Yay for Peacock! I haven't had cable in years. 📚⛸️❄
A teenage girl, a man who drinks, and a talking house cat live in a boarded-up house at the edge of the wild Washington woods. An unspeakable secret binds them together, but when a new neighbor moves in next door, what is buried out among the birch trees may come back to haunt them all. With a totally unreliable narrator, this book was hard to get into and I thought about bailing but decided to hang in until the very end.
I plan to finish the tagged book first. I‘m also in the middle of Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass—one of those it caught my eye and I thought, “Huh, I haven‘t read that in a while. Seems like a good time for a reread” moments. After that, I‘ll see what jumps out at me next!
I always have a burst of reading inspiration at the beginning of the New Year & '22 is proving to be no exception. Another successful participation in my 3rd year of #NewYearWhoDis I read 4 books from @megabooks list & am currently working on book 5. All of them are wonderful & once the year ends I'm sure that a few will end on my BOTY list. 18 books read in January, 7 of which were 5 star reads. A few of my faves are pictured #januarystats
Do I have to be awake in a few hours? Yes. Did I decide that staying up to finish this was more important than sleep? Absolutely. One of the smartest novels that just happens to be categorized as horror that I've read in recent memory. I agree with the other reviews, go into this one as blind as possible. The payoff is wonderful. Creepy, funny, clever, great prose. Lives up to the hype, just absolutely magnificent.
I'm a little over 100 pages into this & I'm really enjoying this one so far. Humorous, mysterious, creepy & the prose is fantastic.
Another day, another really poorly kid 😞 2022 weren‘t you supposed to start a bit brighter?! Anyway the tagged book has me hooked and as Teddy just wants cuddles I‘m getting some snuggly reading time in (before another long night of being mummy). Hope everyone else is having a lovely Sunday ❤️❤️
Fox and I are feeling much better today but my hero husband is still letting me lay in bed this morning ❤️ so I‘m making progress on book 2 of 2022 which is my book club pick. I‘m not sure how I feel about this one at a third of the way through, it‘s certainly strange but maybe not in a way I totally enjoy, but it is picking up pace so I‘m hoping for a satisfying conclusion 🤞
I can‘t really talk about the story or the characters much lest I give away the plot. I can say it reads like a stream of conscience and thats definitely not for everyone. The way this story unfolds is disturbing, unbalancing the reading and unsettling. It‘s very dark and there are some trigger warnings such as child abuse. Hats of to the author!
Side note: Do be sure to read the authors afterword in the end.
@Reggie What a lovely surprise! I am so grateful for all the kind people I have met on this site. You…top of the list. Have a very Happy Holiday…and a Happy 2022!
This is not a horror novel, in my opinion. So you need to let that idea go. You're going to have to stick with this one. It's confusing & complicated. It feels unrelated & disjointed. Don't give up!! I wanted to & I am so glad that I didn't. Read the afterword ONLY after you have finished the book. The author devoted so much time & attention to getting this right. Also, Hal is a HUGE fan of Olivia. #catsoflitsy #catsy #teamblackcat #iykyk
This book has been marketed as a horror novel or as a thriller. I found it to be more of a psychological suspense story. The author describes horrific instances of child abuse and death, but the overall atmosphere is not frightening, just sad and creepy. The audiobook narration does a fabulous job with the multiple perspectives in the novel. I enjoyed the twists and turns, but I am concerned about the portrayal of mental illness.
Meh. This should have been a DNR but I was committed. I‘d heard great reviews but I found the whole thing super confusing. However, if you like your cats personified this might be the book for you! #cats 🐱 🐈 🐈⬛
Well I did it! Finished both books for #AnyWayYouReadathon and #NovelNovember! Pachinko was my #Doublespin for #bookspinbingo. Now... what will be next? 🤔
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“The Last House on Needless Street follows Ted, who lives with his daughter Lauren and his cat Olivia in an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street. An unspeakable secret binds them together, and when a new neighbor moves in next door, what is buried out among the birch trees behind their house will come back to haunt them all.”
Visited my friends at the store and came home with a new book and a stack of ARCs. With rain in the forecast until tomorrow morning it‘s not a question of if will I stay inside with a book, it‘s which book will I read first?!? Decisions, decisions…
(As a bonus, the tagged book came with an enamel pin of a cat with a knife in its mouth!)
That was a wild ride… I thought I knew what was going on but I didn‘t.. even when I thought I had it figured out at last, I didn‘t. Just, whoa. Different from anything I‘ve ever read. I didn‘t enjoy the setting of this one but it was super interesting and such a smart psychological thriller. I didn‘t love reading it, but I am very impressed. #mystery #dark
This book was not what I was expecting at all, but in a good way. This is a story about a little girl who goes missing and the story behind how where she went effected so many people. This book is just full of twists that I never saw coming. The author must have done a ton of research to write this book and whereas I didn‘t find this one scary in a traditional sense, it was unsettling and will definitely stay with me.
Unpopular opinion but I wasn‘t as enamored with this as others seem to be. I found the middle section to be a slog and considered bailing at 60%. She certainly employed some clever devices but I think I was expecting something different. 🤷🏻♀️