Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by Meredith of Dolce Belezza.
I received an interesting set of books by different publishers this week.
For my usual thriller fix, I got The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. I read The Bat recently (the first novel in the Harry Hole series), which was ok, but I was really unmotivated to read the next book called The Cockroaches (I mean, really! What a put-off title). Then I read this post from Keishon and decided to ditch the order and just go for the books that interest me.
Another thriller that I got is Ghostman by Roger Hobbs. As per the blurb, this is a heist novel and is Roger Hobbs’ debut novel. It doesn’t seem that well-known although it has received some mixed reviews on goodreads. I am looking forward to this one too.
And the last, and the one that I am most excited about is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It’s received a lot of buzz on the blogosphere…it is THE thriller to read in 2013 I think. The reviews have been both positive and negative, but from what little I have read, it is a thrilling book for sure, and unless it’s really very bad almost definitely going to be the first book I finish from this lot.
After all the thrills and chills, what’s better than a nice, contemplative, quiet novel that also ticks the checklist on my Man Booker Reading list? And that one is The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twang Eng. This deals with many Japanese themes as well and so I just may add it as part of my Japanese Literature Reading Challenge if approved by Dolce Belezza.
And some more Indian fiction in the form of Complete/Convenient by Ketan Bhagat. Yes, he is the brother of the best-selling Indian author Chetan Bhagat. The premise of his story seems interesting. I don’t know too much about this book to comment anything further.
Note: Couldn’t get a photo of all the books stacked up as some of them came in just today and I couldn’t wait to get this post up 🙂
So, a full month of reading for me!! I am really excited about the books I received this week. Did you receive any books this week? What are you looking forward to reading?