We’re already nearing the end of August and I totally forgot to show you my top five books I read in the past eight months! They’re in no particular order, because they’re all quite different and they all brought me joy and/or thrills in their unique way. They were all books I had a hard time putting away, and they were still on my mind long after I finished them.
Different Seasons by Stephen King
A short story collection by the King, including ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’, ‘Apt Pupil’, ‘The Body’ and ‘The Breathing Method’. Of these I liked ‘Apt Pupil’ and ‘The Body’ best!
Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke
Without ever having seen the movie I went into this fairytale fully unknowing. It’s definitely a new all-time favourite of mine!
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
I think I read this book in only two days – I just couldn’t put it down! Although I had a clue of what the plottwist could be, which was just impossible in my mind, Michaelides surprised me with how he eventually tied all the loose ends together!
Good Samaritans by Will Carver
Just like The Silent Patient I read this book in about two days. Plottwist after plottwist gets thrown at you without it losing touch with reality. It was simply amazing!
Het smelt van Lize Spit
Ik hou ontzettend van boeken waarin je de hoofdpersoon zowel tijdens hun kindertijd als tijdens hun volwassen leven volgt. Hierdoor lijkt het alsof je de hoofdpersoon door en door kent en bouw je een band met ze op. Dit was voor mij zeker het geval in Het smelt en ik hoop in de toekomst meer van Spit te kunnen gaan lezen!