I’ve been reading and I’m working on a general catch-up post about this but in the meantime, I thought I would do a Library Loot post. I did, actually, have a few more than this pile of titles but I think it was a case of the old “eyes bigger than your stomach” so about half of them were taken back last week. :-}
This pile includes:
Educated – Tara Westover (NF)
The Seven Dials – Agatha Christie (F/mystery)
Misery – Stephen King (F) – just finished this so post to come. (OMG. It was so good.)
My Cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier (F) – reread
Plans for reading this week include choosing a classic (I have a hankering for one of those), write up a couple of posts about some recent reads I’ve completed, and then get back into the swing of things.
Looking forward to February!
Misery was my first Stephen King book, it was so utterly enthralling, despite reading several of his works after I still think Misery might be my favourite. (Though I’m sure I could make a case for others) Look forward to seeing your thoughts on it and the others.
I knew King was a good writer but wanted to avoid his horror books so picked up this title. I’d already seen the film (so good) and was curious about the read. Wow. Color me impressed! I’m wondering: do you have any other King titles aren’t horror or nightmare-inducing that you could recommend?
King has quite a few non-horrors you could try and I won’t mention all of them.
‘On Writing’ is King’s memoir and as the title suggests is about his craft.
He has another non-fiction called ‘Danse Macabre’, which is about horror, but is not a horror – it’s a really fascinating at the history of the genre, and would be especially interesting for those who don’t really know anything about horror.
‘Four Seasons’ is a book made up of four different stories, novellas, that aren’t horror. More to the point, film fans will find the inspiration for The Shawshank Redemption (‘Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption’) and Stand By Me (‘The Body’).
A few other non-horrors of his include ‘The Green Mile’, ‘Dolores Claiborne’ and ’11/22/63′ – but I’d recommend those I’ve already mentioned first of all. Hope you enjoy the rest of his work, if you ever pursue it.
This is excellent news. Thank a lot, Mark!
I checked out your blog. Do you have a Follow button? I couldn’t see it. Thanks.
I love library book piles so much! Happy reading!
Thanks, Stephanie. I hope you have a HUGE pile of books to enjoy as well.