Creepy read with lots of surprises! I honestly didn't like the ending at first but so many other things worked so well in this one. It was so easy to forget you were reading letters! Incredibly atmospheric and I enjoyed the smart house elements as well.
As always I loved being back with Ruth, Nelson & their archeological mysteries. I wish I was just discovering this series so I wouldn't have to wait for book 12!
Honestly, I liked the premise of this book -- the role of storytelling and how it shapes us. But this was also a book that I could have put down and left unfinished (had I not been desperate to reach the midway point in my Goodreads challenge 🙈). I wish there had been more about the Quietly as well.
Nearly half way through and enjoying this one immensely! It's #11 in my favourite series.
You know that feeling where you're dreaming but kinda awake too? Yeah, this book felt like being in someone else's mind during that ... essentially, a writer has taken himself to a remote location to try to write another successful book. He contemplates some of literatures great "monsters" with particular attention on Mary Shelley...if you're a 'Frankenstein' fan, give this one a go. A unique exploration of how we become what we create. Fast read!
This was TWISTED! If you liked 'The Silent Patient' you might enjoy this one. Feeney did an excellent job keeping me guessing until the very end. (TW: sexual abuse) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Also, if you've already read this one, check out this fun visual guide to the novel: http://www.criminalelement.com/i-know-who-you-are-alice-feeney-visual-guide-gifn...
If you enjoy the gothic genre and are looking for a bit of a ghost story, this one's for you! A few bits could have benefitted from a bit more development but still a good weekend read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Lovely and heartbreaking. One to reread many times. I could also see lots of uses in the classroom as well
I decided to give this book a go after binging on the Netflix series. It took me ages to read it, but I genuinely thought Atwood's writing was beautiful and insightful. There were times I just didn't feel as if the story was moving along...the quilt/patchwork motif is certainly intriguing.
At first the multiple narratives weren't working for me but close to the 80% mark, things really began to click & pick up. The ending definitely made this one a pick from me. I look forward to reading Maine's 'Women of the Dunes' next
This little discovery on the bus journey in to work sparked a little joy this morning! I found this book in perfect condition with beautiful magenta edges in a charity shop this weekend. And now I've discovered it's signed! 😊
Can anyone recommend a book of short stories that might captivate reluctant readers, 11/12 year olds?!?!
The fifth in the series but the first I've read. It's good but I'm not totally smitten. Perhaps beginning with the first in the series would have helped me better appreciate Fiona's idiosyncrasies.
I didn't finish the book bc 🤷🏻♀️But I'm very much looking forward to starting this series and having a cosy day in.
A stand alone thriller & my first by this author. Enjoyed this fast-paced novel over a few lazy days ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book has a lot going on & some of it didn't seem to enhance the story; the multiple narratives sometimes took away from it. I liked the story itself: a woman keeps a diary which someone is reading. The ending felt quite rushed but I was okay with that since I'd figured out the murderer anyway. It was nice to read something else by EG as the Ruth Galloway series is one of my favourites!
Great way to meet my yearly reading goal of 30 books! I really loved the suspense and gothic elements. Definitely recommend if you're in the mood for a spooky read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Although I found some of the early descriptions a bit graphic, I'm glad I continued with this novel. Purcell's vivid descriptions are especially part of my favourite bit. I'd read The Silent Companions and loved Purcell's writing. I'm reading Alias Grace at the moment and I'm noticing some parallels between the narrative structures. Solid 🌟🌟🌟🌟
I need suggestions!!!! As part of a settling in routine, I'd like to begin my second year class with a bit of reading aloud -- kids loved having their teacher read to them in primary school! So, does anyone have a super engaging suggestion?!?! I'd thought about the tagged book but not entirely sure about the topic of 'reproductive rights'.