The Widow by Fiona Barton (Thriller)
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (Historical Fiction)
Jackaby by William Ritter (MG)
Lockwood & Co (X 3) by Jonathan Stroud (MG)
Dinner for Two by Mike Gayle (Commercial Fiction)
Café Tropicana by Belinda Jones (Commercial/Women’s Fiction)
Picture me gone by Meg Rosoff (YA)
Another Day by David Levithan (YA)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (YA)
End Game by Alan Gibbons (YA)
and another Lockwood & Co title.
Ok, so there are four titles in the same series there, the Lockwood & Co bunch. I’ll confess I've just finished the first, hence my need to read all the series. (I know it wasn't officially Autumn yet, and technically beyond the rules, but as I set the rules and was without a book then it’s been keenly negotiated and allowed.)
Everyone is talking about The Widow at the mo, so I want to know why.
Everyone was talking about The Miniaturist last year, so I want to know why.
Meg Rosoff writes really interesting books, so the latest jumped off the shelf at me.
Jackaby got a good review somewhere that I now can’t remember, but it had made it onto my “look for” list.
David Levithan is a YA god (FACT), and Another Day is an alternative view of his book Everyday, and I LOVE books that are alternative views. Win, win! I stumbled across it in the library and got very excited.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was made into a film that I haven’t seen. It won the Sundance Audience Award in 2015, which is very commendable, but I still have no idea what it’s about, other than what the title suggests. See how On the edge I live…?
The blurb for End Game reminds me of the story I have in my head that I am still too chicken to write. I thought I should investigate it, either to scare me more or to encourage me.
Café Tropicana & Dinner for two are my token Commercial Fiction books in this pile, which looking at it is unusually male-author heavy; like 9/13. That hasn’t happened in a very long time. I’m often looking to make up the male quota. Perhaps this will balance things out.
Gut reactions to follow at the end of November.
Have a great Autumn. What are you reading?