Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Literary Junkies

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It's Literary Junkies time of the month, which couldn't have come at a better time!  Because despite the fact that I had a long weekend and actually left my house multiple times, I had no other blog posts prepared for today!  So let's get to this month's questions.

1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it!
I recently started up a book club (more on that later!) and our first book was Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.  I finished it yesterday after basically lying on my couch and reading it all day.  I thought it was really good.  Much better than Sharp Objects, maybe slightly worse than Gone Girl.  The Goodreads description is too long so here is my summary:

Libby Day's family was murdered when she was 7, but she got away.  Her brother was charged with the crimes and has now been in jail for about 25 years.  Even Libby thinks he did it and testifyed against him as she said that she heard him and his mom arguing.

Now, something called a "Kill Club," which is a bunch of people fascinated with researching and talking about murders has approached her and pushed her to look into the murders furthur as they don't think that Libby's brother commited the crimes.

The book jumps between Libby today, and her brother Ben and mother on the day of the murders.  Going back and forth like this actually kept me very intrigued.  I can't wait to talk about this book at the first book club meeting and I'm also excited for the movie to come out later this year!
2. What books are on your bedside table at the moment?
Because I finished Dark Places yesterday, Nicholas Sparks The Longest Ride is now on my bedside table.  (The real book version, not my Kobo!)  But I am only one chapter into it.

3. Amazon recently released the 100 books to read in a lifetime. What did they miss that you would add?
All of my favourites an some that I would like to read are on there, so I don't really have any to add to this list!

4. Are there any books being published in 2014 that you are anxiously awaiting? If so, what are they?

Nothing that I can think of.  I need to find a new dystopian series, so if you have any recommendations, let me know!

5. Name the next 3 books in your To Be Read List (the ones you will be reading next on your list.)
The Longest Ride - Nicholas Sparks
The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
Where We Belong - Emily Giffin (I can't believe I haven't read it yet)


  1. Dark Places was good but definitely....dark! I did like it more than Sharp Objects.

  2. I need to read Dark Places and Sharp Objects!


  3. I have Dark Places on hold, so I'm hoping it is available soon. I just read Sharp Objects recently, which I didn't like as much as Gone Girl, so I'm glad you think Dark Places is better.

  4. I really liked The Cuckoo's Calling. It's a good old-fashioned British murder mystery.

  5. Dark Places looks interesting. I like books that jump between characters or times because it does keep it interesting. That was one thing that made Gone Girl so hard to put down. I'm currently reading a dystopian series- My Chemical Garden. The books are Wither, Fever, and Sever. I'm currently in the second one, but really enjoyed Wither. I'd recommend it if you haven't read it.

  6. Ohh...I haven't read Where We Belong yet either. I think I saw Dark Places is coming out in movie form?? Thanks for linking up!