One of the plussides of having a job is earning money to buy books with (who needs food anyway?), and so this is already my third book haul of the month September! There’s still another book on its way, but because I ordered it via the Book Depository I think it’ll take a while before it’s here! Nevertheless, here are my four latest additions to my shelves and also another bookish thing, that every booknerd needs in their life!
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall.
Your neighbour told you that she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying.
Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You’ll have the baby monitor and you’ll take it in turns to go back every half hour.
Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She’s gone.
You’ve never had to call the police before. But now they’re in your home, and who knows what they’ll find there.
What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?
As you could see in Tuesday’s post, this was the book I’ll be enjoying a (blind) date with! I got this one from The Book Matchmaker and I really can’t wait to sit down with it. I might just make room for it in my October TBR!
A Little Life by Tanya Yanagihara
When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever.
I have to admit that I have never read the full blurb of this book, but I have heard a lot of emotional things about it. Angry, heartbroken, you name it! Since I love books that make me feel heavy emotions, I think this book is perfect for me!
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed.
Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago.
Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat.
But behind the house and far away from the road: that was safe. Just a carefully cleared path up into the woods where generations of local children have processed with the solemn innocence of the young, taking with them their dear departed pets for burial.
A sad place maybe, but safe. Surely a safe place. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding.
I already talked about this book in my post on 10 creepy books to read in October and this will definitely be on my October TBR. Jo is holding a read along on this book over on her instagram, so if you’re still looking for a good October read, you should definitely head over to her page! I have heard people saying that this was the most creepy King book they’ve read so I’m definitely looking forward to reading this (I think!).
11.22.63 by Stephen King
Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away…but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke… Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten…and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.
This is a Kingbook that doesn’t sound creepy at all (that is in my humble opinion), but just like Pet Sematary, this one’s high on some Constant Reader’s top five/ten lists! And I love myself a story where someone goes back in time to make the future better (or worse!)
The perfect gift for book lovers (or just for yourself, because TREAT YOSELF!)
Now the … thing that every booknerd needs in their life! This cute little bookmark light by IF! Pieter always has troubles getting to sleep when I’m still engrossed in my book at night, so we came up with the idea of purchasing a booklight. At Waanders in the Broeren (the prettiest bookstore I’ve ever seen so far) they had a couple of different ones, but this one was definitely the cutest! As you can see in the pictures above, you can either place it on your desk with the weighted foot, or clip it on the back of your book! Perfect right?!