Winter’s coming.Gloomy darkness, howling wind, rain, leaves turning into mush. That’s what November was all about on the surface.
It was Sci-Fi Month too, which was just the nudge I needed to turn my attention back to one of my favourite, but alas neglected genre. I’ve been reading so many psychological thrillers lately that even my therapist told me to calm my tits, so this was a welcome distraction.
It was also the month I finally caved and admitted I need to get glasses. After the Crow Incident it was kind of inevitable. My handler at the optician was brilliant. I was in full swing explaining to her why I look terrible in glasses, and how I spent hours upon hours a few months ago, trying on the whole shop only to hate everything, when she grabbed a pair and shoved it on my face. I didn’t hate it. Sorcery, I’m telling ya. So, yay! I can see again!
It’s no secret that one of my favourite book this year was Beartown. Us Against You, the sequel I finished yesterday was just as awesome. I finally read my first Kay Scarpetta book as well, and despite it being old school, it was thoroughly enjoyable.
The Golden Orphans by Gary Raymond
A literary thriller with Russian mafia on Cyprus.
The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne
A mildly entertaining thriller full of adverbs.
Literature by Guillermo Stitch
A trippy little novella.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
An anxiety inducing race through the multiverse.
The Last by Hanna Jameson
Post apocalyptic boredom in a Swiss forest.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
A fast paced sci-fi thriller, written in an unusual format.
The police make a terrible discovery in a suburb of Copenhagen. A young woman has been killed and dumped at a playground. One of her hands has been cut off, and above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts.
Young detective Naia Thulin is assigned the case. Her partner is Mark Hess, a burned-out investigator who’s just been kicked out of Europol’s headquarters in The Hague. They soon discover a mysterious piece of evidence on the chestnut man – evidence connecting it to a girl who went missing a year earlier and is presumed dead, the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung. A man confessed to her murder, and the case is long since solved.
Soon afterwards, another woman is found murdered, along with another chestnut man. Thulin and Hess suspect that there’s a connection between the Hartung case, the murdered women and a killer who is spreading fear throughout the country. But what is it?
Thulin and Hess are racing against the clock, because it’s clear that the murderer is on a mission that is far from over . . .
Christmas month is upon us, and brings with it my long awaited week-long holiday. I’m not actually going anywhere, but can’t wait to not to have to go in to the office and just chill at home.
I started watching Maniac on Netflix, and it’s looking pretty good.
It’s my besties’ birthday this weekend, and we are going to have some cocktails and dirty burgers. I love carbs.
In two weeks I’m going for a spa weekend to Ashdown Park. Doesn’t it just look like something out of a Gothic thriller? Well, let’s just hope I won’t get murdered.
I look forward to seeing what you guys are up to!