September TBR Books Read: 3
Total Pages Read: 2,236
Total Hours Listened: 17 hours 15 minutes
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott – 4/5 – This was another slow-burning, character-driven book with tension that felt palpable. For me, the mark of a good thriller is something that has a few twists and turns that I can’t anticipate and this book managed to surprise me a number of times. I’m starting to really like the moody and atmospheric feel that Megan Abbott’s books seem to have and I’m looking forward to reading more from her in the future.
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough – 4/5 – I’ll say straight up that this book had some supernatural elements to it, and if I did not know that was involved I think this would have been a disappointing read for me. Thankfully I knew something like that was potentially going to happen and I ended up really enjoying it. This book had a twist ending that I absolutely did not see coming, which was a lot of fun.
Into The Drowning Deep by Mira Grant – 3/5 – This was my audiobook for the month, and came highly recommended from a co-worker who has similar (spooky) taste to me. I enjoyed this, but not as much as I expected. I think this would translate well to film and be something that I would love to watch. This book had really great representation across the board which I think that will be appreciated by a lot of readers. As a side note, can we please put an end to non-Australian narrators attempting Australian accents? Thanks in advance.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – 4/5 – This book was so. much. fun. I had seen it hyped up around the internet a lot, so I am glad that it lived up to my expectations. I adored the main characters, the dialogue was believable (and funny), and the build-up of romantic tension was excellent. Basically, I could not put this book down, it was a real page-turner and I felt like I NEEDED to know what was going to happen. I highly recommend this if you’re in the mood for a fun romantic comedy.
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas – 3/5 – This book had so much promise. All of the cheerleaders in Sunnybrook have died? Things may not be as they seem? Sign me up! Unfortunately, this ended up being a middle of the road thriller for me and overall was just a bit… boring?
Beartown by Fredrick Backman – 5/5 – It took me a while to pick this up and get stuck into it, but when I did I ended up reading the whole thing over the course of a weekend. This was a great book. I went into it blind, all I really knew was that it involved hockey and was set in an isolated town. There were some great explorations on thought-provoking topics (TW: Rape), and had really well fleshed out characters who I felt helped to carry the heavier elements of the story. I was happy to see this book has been optioned for a TV series, I think it will translate really well to the screen.