Last Wednesday night, I picked up three interlibrary loan books that had come in.
As you may be able to tell by the creepy covers, Sophie Hannah’s Little Face and Sarah Rayne’s A Dark Dividing are for the RIP Challenge. I’m halfway through Little Face right now and am in complete suspense. I’ll likely be diving right back into it as soon as I finish this post.
Rene Gutteridge’s Boo is Halloween-appropriate in that it involves a reclusive writer of horror novels who gives up writing in the genre to the immense chagrin of his hometown, Skary, Ill. which has made a cottage industry out of his residence. It sounds like it might be charming and I think the cover is cute.
The rest of these books I picked up this week.
The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin – it’s a mystery set in the Ottoman Empire, in 1836. I love mysteries set in exotic settings and after reading a book about the Middle East last year, I searched out books set in the Ottoman Empire and this was one of them.
Veil of Gold by Kim Wilkins – A quest story with a setting steeped in Russian fairytales.
River Secrets by Shannon Hale – Book #3 of the enjoyable Books of Bayern series.
Kim by Rudyard Kipling – I’ve heard and read references to this book, but I really have little concept of the story itself.
Also, I picked up two audio books today: Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding and A Curious Incident of the Dog of the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I had earlier checked out Annie Dillard’s The Maytrees on audio book but found it to be very irritating.