What have you been reading this week?
After last week’s disappointment, I’ve actually had quite a productive week. Thanks to having to get through a really repetitive and boring task at work, I’ve finished 3 audiobooks. Yes, they were quite short but that’s beside the point. In a matter of days, I have already made it over halfway through my monthly reading challenge, which is ideal. It means I might actually get to finish the two books that I have in mind for the other letters without having to rush. Hell, I might even manage another spooky book or two… but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. One good week doesn’t mean anything.
Weekly Blog Posts
- BOOK REVIEW –The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
This was the final book that I read in September and one that I’d been intrigued about since I saw the film adaptation. I never really knew about these books before Netflix made it into a film. Even if I had, I don’t think I’d ever have been convinced by the idea. Why include a younger sister into the Holmes family? Why not just write a book about a random girl in that period? You know, being original. But, know that I’d seen the film, I decided I should give it a go. Would it be better than I thought? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- TBT REVIEW – Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)
I loved the Funny or Die series Between Two Ferns as soon as I first saw it. It came out as I was in uni and was spending all of my time on the internet anyway. It also appealed to my love of awkward humour and weirdness. I wasn’t completely convinced that we needed a longer form of the show, which is why it’s taken me a good 2 years to watch it. Although, I’ve seen those clips of Jon Hamm and Benedict Cumberbatch countless times at this point. If you’re feeling nostalgic, take a look at my review.
- BOOK REVIEW – Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
It’s taken until the second week of October but I’ve finally posted my review of a book I actually read this month. I read this Agatha Christie book so long ago. It’s a good time that it wasn’t the first time I’d read it. I’d probably have forgotten everyone’s names. This is another of those books that I think a lot of casual Christie readers miss even though it was one of the writer’s own favourites. Is it actually worth a read? You’ll need to head over to my review to see.
- Octopussy and the Living Daylights and Other Stories by Ian Fleming
My first audiobook of the week was one that I mostly bought because of Tom Hiddleston’s narration. I started listening to this at working on Monday when I was doing a boring job. I guess it’s standard Ian Fleming but in shorter bursts. You know what to expect with a James Bond book.
- The Outsider by Albert Camus
Another short audiobook when I was working. This time the classic Albert Camus novella about a man who doesn’t fit into society. This is one of those books that has so much to think about despite being a relatively simple narrative. It’s one of Camus most famous works and its easy to see why.
- Empress & Aniya by Candice Carty-Williams
I needed an E title for my monthly reading challenge and this one cropped up as a free listen with my Audible membership. I love a body swap narrative so I figured I’d give it a go. After all, it was only a couple of hours long, so it couldn’t be that painful. Right?
- Burn by Patrick Ness
Almost a week after I started reading it, I finally finished this book. It was such a slog, which really surprised me. Not that I’m a big Patrick Ness fan but because it sounded so interesting. I’ll post my review soon, so I can try and explain what went wrong.
- Case Study by Graeme Macrae Burnet
I’ve finally started one of my most anticipated novels of this month. I’m so excited by this one and I’m sure that I’ll love it as much as Burnet’s previous book. It sounds like another well-crafted mystery.
I’ve bought a few books this week but I’m not going to let it bother me. It’s been a tough old time. As well as buying a new edition of Frankenstein that I really didn’t need, I bought:
- Outline by Rachel Cusk: This has been on my radar for a while and the price just got to the perfect point this week. I was ordering something else anyway, so I chucked it into my basket. It’ll be a good one to have ready for my November Spell the Month Challenge.
- The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex: This was part of my mission to find some recent spooky books for Halloween. t’s one of those books that I’ve seen all over Instagram but knew very little about. Turns out, it sounds quite exciting.
- Following Frankenstein by Catherine Bruton: A kid’s sequel to Frankenstein? Of course, I had to check this out. It sounds stupid but could be brilliant.
- Taskmaster– I’ve just finished rewatching the third series again and it’s great. I love everything about this show. It makes me feel so happy despite knowing everything that happens.