Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.
This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week 🙂
THE BIRTHDAY GIRL by Sue Fortin
As it was my birthday I decided to do some theme reading and read a book involving a birthday.
I found this story intriguing from the start. A group of friends receive a mysterious invite from an estranged friend inviting them for a birthday weekend away at a mystery spot. All of the women are hiding secrets and over the course of the weekend hints are dropped that their secrets are not so secret after all.
I liked the way this book was set out in days, so the timeline was kept clear. The story had short chapters, was fast paced and before I knew it I had read a third of the book.
Now I have finished this story I can now catch up on sleep lost as I really struggled to put this down!
NIGHT SHIFTS BLACK (NSB #1) by Alyson Santos
This is my first RARE19London read and it was a sweet read. (Sweet as in nice…not like how the youth of today would use ‘sweet;! Ha!)
NIGHT SHIFTS BLACK is definitely more of a character driven story as to a more ‘action’ packed novel I am used to reading in this genre.
Luke is one of those characters that from the off, you want to do everything you can to look after this person. Unfortunately for me, this role was taken by Callie – a young writer who happens upon Luke when he is at his most vulnerable.
A simple story which packs a lot of punch!
GHOST STORIES by Various Authors
I loved this collection of short stories, some were very good, some were not so much, but will definitely give you chills reading on a cold and dark Halloween night! Some stands out were…
The SIGNAL-MAN by Charles Dickens
I quite enjoyed this short story by Dickens, of a man with insomnia that meets a lonely signal-man who is haunted by a ghostly figure but to what end?
OH, WHISTLE, AND I’LL COME TO YOU, MY LAD by M.R. James
In this short story the main character finds a whistle whilst having a short break. No harm ever came of blowing a whistle did it?
THE BODY SNATCHER by Robert Louis Stevenson
In the early stages of the medical education in anatomy real bodies were used to learn about the human body, but how far are people willing to go to acquire these bodies?
Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 🙂