It’s not very often that you can read 3 books in a row, and not be dissapointed by any of them. Just after reading one, and finally getting over it- you think nothing can beat it, and then the next one is just as good.
Then you think you got lucky with the second book, and the third one bowls you over .. (the one I’m reading right now is a drag through- so I didn’t get lucky on my fourth one)
Here’s a quick review of my reads in October
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks.
A Tense psychological thriller for sure. You think you know it all, you think you understand the plot, you think you got it planned out, you think you know how its going to end….. and Boom. There she goes. So you read, go back a few pages and re-read. Yup. It happened that way- and the thought never even entered your head.
The Jealous wife, the younger replacement and the over obsessive husband, all thrown together with lies, deceit, betrayal, manipulation, and a ‘I never thought of that ending’ makes this an excellent read.
If you like your psychological thrillers, this sure will be in your top 10 books. Ive also found out that the directors of ‘The Girl on the Train’ are looking into making it a film. Read this before it comes out.
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
The sequel to “The girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, and just as emotionally enticing. You do not need to have read the first one to understand this book, it can be read as a standalone, but I guarantee after reading this you will want to read all 3.
It keeps you on edge throughout, as your constantly waiting for the writer to answer the questions he is throwing at you.
One part of the book was abit surreal and too much of a co-incidence, but apart from that I cannot fault it. Fast paced, dramatic, yet easy to follow and read.
Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
I cried, I stumbled, I choked, I held my breath, and I continued reading with tears in my eyes.
By far the best book I have read EVER. This is going in my favourites and right at the top. Being an advocate of the Palestinian struggle, I found it difficult to read this book. It’s truth are bare and naked for everyone to read. No toning down, no reservations, just solid, hard, unfathomable truths to digest in a fictional story!
It explores life post- occupied Palestine. full of culture, lessons, and characters you could possibly be living next too, not knowing at all the horrors they are living.
This book touched my heart, and if anyone asks me for a good read- this is the one I recommend before all others.
I won’t go into it too much as I can get quite emotionally involved. Just READ it.
Let me know if you do read any of the above, or if you have already. Do feel free to share your thoughts.
Love and Regards