Book Hauling: Crime, Mystery and Fantasy

Recently I’ve treated myself to a few books, aiming to get myself out of this reading funk I seem to be stuck in. I just haven’t had the motivation lately! Reading Cursed Child seems to have helped anyway – in the past two days I’ve read around 600 pages. More than what I read in the whole of July… Anyway, here’s what I picked up!

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I felt like I needed some new crime/thriller/mystery stories in my life, so that was my goal when I nipped into Tesco before work one day. They have that 2 for £7 offer, so yeah, I aimed to pick two books from that selection. For me, when I’m really stuck with reading, crime/mystery is a really easy genre to get into.

The Passenger – Lisa Lutz

This one is described as a thriller/mystery and honestly the blurb just had me intrigued. “In case you were wondering, I didn’t do it. I didn’t have anything to do with Frank’s death. I don’t have an alibi, so you’ll have to take my word for it…” That’s the opening line. So yeah, I’m looking forward to getting into this one!

Behind Closed Doors – Elizabeth Haynes

This is actually the second in the DCI Louisa Smith series, but it doesn’t really matter. I’m half way through it as you can see by my bookmark! Behind Closed Doors follows Lou as she gets a new case – one that she’s worked very closely with previously. Scarlett, a 15 year old girl, had gone missing on holiday and the police/detectives hadn’t been able to solve the case. Well now she has been found and, Lou is trying to discover what happened in those 10 years. This book is narrated in third person, but it also has different sections/chapters for each character. We get information from Lou’s side, from those she’s working with and from Scarlett herself. I only started this book today and I’m already 200 pages in! Really loving it so far.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

Harry Potter. Need I say more? I was going to attempt to avoid reading this script because I wanted to hear the story as it should be – through the play. I lasted a week. I just kept seeing random comments online, and no actual spoilers, but some very annoying hints! Apparently only those watching the play can #KeepTheSecrets… right? Anyway, I read it and I actually loved it. I feel like too many people have been expecting too much. It isn’t really J.K Rowling’s story, it isn’t Harry Potter as we know it and it isn’t a novel. To be honest I forgot I was reading a script because I could imagine everything clearly, and yeah, I’m super excited to go watch the play. And luckily I have tickets for July 2017!

What have you been reading lately?


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