Another month, another to-be-read pile! Oh wait but Ali, we’re already half way through the month?! I know I know I’m sorry I will get the hang of this I swear I’m trying to get more organised now, I’ll get there eventually haha! Anyway, I did pretty well last month with reading 2 more books than expected so I’ve decided to read 4 books this month instead of 3, I love a challenge! So you want to know what books I’m reading this month? Here they are:
#1 The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan PoeThis is one of Penguin’s 80 short story books for their 80th birthday! I bought 2 more of those books too but I thought I would start with this one because I find what it says on the back to describe the book intriguing: “Horrifying tales of mystery, sickening madness and buried bodies by the master of the macabre.”
Now c’mon, if that doesn’t get you hooked then I don’t know what will haha!
#2 The Tourists by Julianne PachicoThis was a random little buy when I was in a bookshop in Hampstead and it just caught my eye. Yes it was first the cover that attracted me to it but it was the short story inside that convinced me to buy it! It centers around a man that’s hosting a party at his house but as the day gets later things don’t seem to be going to plan.. A little mystery is good sometimes!
#3 A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. SchwabWhen I bought this book I originally thought it was a YA fantasy novel but I’ve recently learned that I was mistaken as it’s actually classed as Adult! She used two different names to spare her Young Adult book to her Adult books so if the book says “V. E. Schwab” it’s Adult and if it says “Victoria Schwab” it’s young adult! You learn something new every day right? Back to the book, it’s set in London where it centers around a girl named Kelly who is a Traveler-magician who can travel between parallel universes to the city. She has an important mission which is to stay alive and save all the worlds, I wonder if she can do it?
#4 The Book Thief by Markus ZusakI have heard so many good things about this book, when I post my March Book Haul (the link is here) I got many comments from others saying how amazing the book was and how it’ll make me cry. Well I’m not looking forward to possibly crying but if a book can make you feel that emotional it’s got to be good! This is my second historical fiction novel so I’m glad I’ve found another genre I like!
What books are you reading this month? Have you read any books, if so what did you think? Let me know in the comments because I love reading them and hearing what books you enjoy or in some cases don’t! I hope you enjoyed this bookish post and I’ll see you next time 🙂
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