I dropped my kindle over a year ago for the umptenth time then it literally died. Then Christmas came along and there it was, a brand new kindle presented to me in a pretty bow. I’m now back in the reading game and it is a new year which means all those reading resolutions need to be ticked off et cetera et cetera. I enjoy reading a good book, you know the one that is a real page-turner especially when travelling or when there’s a moment to spare as it keeps you busy and doesn’t require too much effort, phone service or a wifi password. This is what is currently on my reading list:
Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
Yes, yes, I’m only getting round to it now. Saw the movie which I thoroughly enjoyed so got the kindle edition. I know it will be an easy funny read with all the gossip, glamour, fashion, opulence and a peek into the Chinese high society of Singapore. Already a few pages in and laughing away suppose I should have read the book first before the movie release but nevertheless will read on because books always have more details.
This detective story is right up my street, set in London, 1940: the Luftwaffe blitzes London every night for fifty-seven nights. Houses, shops and entire streets are wiped from the map. The underworld is in flux: the Italian criminals who dominated the West End have been interned and now their rivals are fighting to replace them. Meanwhile, hidden in the shadows, the Black-Out Ripper sharpens his knife and sets to his grisly work.
This romantic comedy has been on my list for a while now and will finally get around to it this year. Thought it was a reminder of the whole dating process whether online, blind dates, match making, meeting by chance and what everyone has been through good and bad in the quest to meet someone.
So, after eleven years of coupled-up domesticity, Rory Carmichael is single for the first time in her adult life after she discovers that her supposedly reliable Mr Right is a distinctly unreliable cheater, she’s forced to consider the possibility that everything she knows about relationships is wrong and sets herself a mission to date as many unsuitable men as possible. Toyboys, Sugar daddies, Fauxmosexuals, maybe the bad boys she’s never dated can show her what she’s been missing in life. But if Mr Right can turn out to be so wrong, maybe one of her Mr Wrongs will turn out to be just right.
So whether you are grande-ing, cohabi-dating, banksying or instagrandstanding everyone can sort of relate to this story.
I thoroughly enjoy reading Stephen King’s books cannot always stomach watching all his stuff except for the Green Mile. I like the fact that I do not get bored and his writing style is not always predictable, besides let’s face it only he can imagine all that spooky stuff. Now I know this book has been around for ages but I finally watched IT and that clown was a menace, not sure how I will feel about clowns now. The story alternates between two timelines and follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an entity that exploits the fears and phobias of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey.
This book was first published in 1993 and is a collection of stories: A supermarket becomes the place where humanity makes its last stand against destruction. A trip to the attic becomes a journey to hell. A woman driver finds a scary shortcut to paradise. An idyllic lake harbors a bottomless evil. And a desert island is the scene of the most terrifying struggle for survival ever waged.
That’s my reading list for now not sure how long it will take me. If you have any recommendations or read anything on the list do let me know.
Thanks for scrolling by and happy reading.