Monday, 21 September 2015

Autumn TBR | 2015

I think this is an amazing idea of mine (if I do say so myself). Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere officially starts on the 23rd September and finishes on the 21st December. But I'm only going to run until the 1st December because no one wants to admit that winter actually starts that late.

So here are my five books that I am going to read in autumn.

It, by Stephen King:
To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live.

It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horrible different. In the storm drains, 'It' lurked taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes 'It' reached up, seizing, tearing, killing ....

The adults, knowing better, knew nothing.

Time passed and the children grew up, moved away. The horror of 'It' was deep-buried, wrapped in forgetfulness. Until they were called back, once more to confront It as It stirred and coiled in the sullen depths of their memories, reaching up again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

West End Girls, by Jenny Colgan:
The streets of London appear to be paved with gold ... apparently. They may be twins but Lizzie and Penny Berry are complete opposites - Penny blonde, thin and outrageous; Lizzie quiet, thoughtful and definitely not thin. The one trait that they do share is a desire to DO something with their lives, and as far as they are concerned, the place to get noticed it London.

Out of the blue they discover they have a grandmother living in Chelsea - and when she has to go into hospital, they find themselves flat-sitting on the King's Road. But, as they discover, it's not as easy to become It Girls as they'd imagined, and west end boy are nothing at all like Hugh Grant.

The Walking Dead: Fall of the Governor, Part One, by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga:
Philip Blake (or the Governor as he is also known) has finally descended into madness erupting his community of Woodbury into a world of action and horror. Beloved characters from the comic book, including Rick, Michonne and Glenn, finally make their entrance onto this nightmarish stage, and fans of The Walking Dead will see these characters in a whole new light. Simmering grudges boil over into thinkable confrontations, battle lines are drawn, and unexpected twists seal the fates of the innocent and guilty alike.

Elizabeth is Missing, by Emma Healey:
An elderly woman (who is descending into dementia) embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences.

Rage against the dying, by Becky Masterman:
In her hey-day, ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn not only worked serial killer cases but became their prize. Small and blond, from a distance she looked vulnerable and slight .... the perfect bait to catch a killer. But as Quinn got older, she realised she needed to find a protegee, a younger field agent to take her place. So Quinn trains a twenty-two year old and lets her loose in the field. The plain works. Until the Route 66 killer not only takes the bait, but kills the bait too.

Years later, the girl's body has finally been discovered. Quinn is pulled back into the case and teh more she learns about the killer the more she comes to believe, despite the overwhelming forensic evidence to hand, that they have the wrong man.

Hopefully I'll actually be able to complete this. I do think this will be a better idea for me. Three months to read five books!

Book Total of 2015 - 51