YOU GUYS! I need your help so bad.
I am in the biggest reading slump of my life. I think I spoke about this a while back, but things just aren’t getting better. I’m not much of a day reader (gives me migraines, ya know?) but I used to be a major before-bed reader. I’m just not anymore! I’d rather be watching Shameless, if I’m 100% honest. Or sleeping. There’s definitely sleeping.
I’ve been sent so sososososo many books by Allen and Unwin lately to read + review on here, but even that isn’t inspiring me?
I need your help! What do you do to get out of a reading slump? Gimme allllllll your tips!
Anyway, to help myself get more excited to read, I’ve decided to put down all the half-finished novels that are beginning to form a tower next to my bed and start fresh with three shiny, brand new books, that are all (unsurprisingly) crime/murder related. I’ve been watching so many Youtube videos and listening to so many podcasts about crime lately, so I thought sticking with the genre that fascinates me the most was the best bet.
Here are the books I’ve selected.
The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey
Okay, so this book is basically about a Detective who is assigned to the case of a murdered woman who she once went to high school with. I kind of get the feeling that perhaps the Detective maybe idolized the murder victim, and lies to her superiors to get put on the case. It all seems a bit shady and maybe that’s what intrigues me the most (if you can even get past the terrifyingly beautiful cover) but I also think the entire concept is breathtaking… Do me a favour and truly imagine yourself in the same situation. We all had that person we idolized, or maybe thought was really cool when we were in high school/college. Imagine if you were presented with the opportunity to find out who murdered them as an adult? It makes me terrified to think of it, and perhaps I would decline the offer, but to even explore such a dynamic is what makes this book so interesting to me. I’ll report back!
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson
This novel is about a girl, named Kate, who gets attacked by her ex-boyfriend and decides enough is enough: she’s moving. Well, at least for a little while. Her cousin Corbin offers an apartment swap until things cool down a little, and she gladly accepts, moving from London to Boston. But when Kate moves in, she discovers that Corbin’s next door neighbour has been murdered, and all of a sudden the police are asking an awful lot of questions about Corbin… All I can say is OH MY GOD. The synopsis of this book alone has me hooked!
See You In September by Charity Norman
If you’re interested in the nature of cults, then this book is for you. Our protagonist is Cassie, a woman who travels to New Zealand for a friends wedding and never comes back. I’m joking! Well, at least I think I am. I think she basically gets wrapped up in the whole cult-ish world and really struggles to find herself a way out of it. I’m really interested in the psychology behind cults, so I know I’m going to enjoy every second of this story.
I really hope these books help me get out of my major reading slump! And make sure to let me know in the comments any tips and tricks you have to get you reading more – obviously I really need them!
P.s. These books were sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.