After a busy and overwhelming month of July, I was happy to put my feet up a bit in August. Snuggling in with a good book on a rainy day, or sitting out on the patio on a sunny one, seems like a perfect way to do relax and forget about the world for a few hours. Here’s what I dived into this past month…
Mr. Mercedes | Stephen King
I am a lifelong fan or Mr. King and read most of his work. However, this one book was not my favourite… I found the story cliché and predictable at times. This novel is the first of a trilogy and I’m not sure yet if I’ll read the two other ones but I might do as I’ve heard good things about Finders Keepers (the sequel to Mr. Mercedes). So it was not that bad… Just not a personal coup de coeur!
Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
This novel seems rather popular and it had been on my to-read list for quite a while when I finally bought it… A purchase I didn’t regret! It’s a short, simple story but written in such a gripping way… I couldn’t put the book down and read it in only a few hours. The story may be simple but it doesn’t make it less disturbing. An excellent read if you’re a fan of the genre.
The Breakdown | B. A. Paris
After reading Behind Closed Doors, this book appeared in my Kindle suggestions and I decided to get it – another purchase I didn’t regret! Even though I preferred Behind Closed Doors, I didn’t dislike this one at all. The story is just as engrossing and makes for a good read. Another excellent book for amateurs of thrillers.
You Don’t Know Me | Imran Mahmood
The only thing I can say about this book is that I tried… I just couldn’t get into it. The way it’s written was distracting me from the plot, and I personally think this type of narrative would be much more suited to an audiobook. It received very good reviews on Goodreads so maybe it just wasn’t the one for me!
The Little Book of Hygge | Meik Wiking
Hygge is a Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness and well-being. It has been quite trendy in the past couple of years but I am just getting on board. Having spent many winters on the Canadian east coast, I can relate to the Danes who stay cosy at home to share hearty meals with friends, snuggle by the fireplace or read by candlelight! Hygge is much more than that and Meik Wiking explains it well. A perfect read now that the leaves are turning to yellow…