It’s almost October so it seems fitting I’ve had some spooky reads to see out September, but I’ve also listened to two audiobooks by comedians to help balance it all out.
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam A. Stevens on Taking on a World of Words.
The three Ws are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’re read next?
Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed
Afraid of the Shadows by various
I’m currently reading this via online book club Pigeonhole. It’s a bit of a mixed bag all round as is often the case with short story anthologies. I’d also say they’re more horror stories than crime stories despite what the cover blurb says.
The Undiscovered Deaths of Grace McGill by CR Robertson
I just started this last night via NetGalley so no opinion as yet.
And Away… by Bob Mortimer
The Body by Stephen King
Originally released in the Different Seasons collection of stories The Body is one of seven novellas by King which have been released as standalone paperbacks. I was very grateful to be gifted this one by Tandem Collective and Hodder Books as part of a readalong on Instagram. All seven novellas are brilliant stories in their own right, and at around 200 pages long are a great introduction to Stephen King if you find some of his full-length novels intimidating.
The Body was filmed as Stand By Me, a coming of age classic. But, the book offers more depth (and means I don’t have to cover my ears and my eyes to make it through the pie eating competition story within a story which is utterly gross on screen 🤮).
I love this story. The relationship between the boys is so well told. The immaturity and silliness of boys together counteracted by the darkness of their family lives and the burgeoning realisation that they are bound for very different futures.
Sidesplitter by Phil Wang
The Perfect House by RP Bolton
The Midnight Man by Caroline Mitchell
The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
This isn’t due out until January 2022, so I won’t publish by full review until nearer the time. I’ll admit now though that the only reason I requested this e-ARC on NetGalley is because I momentarily got this author confused with Diane Setterfield. It was a happy accident though.
I don’t know. I don’t have anything booked in for Pigeonhole nor do I have any upcoming readalongs or book tours that I haven’t already finished the book for, so I will choose at random from my TBR pile. Possibly The Appeal by Janice Hallett as I’ve heard good things.
Have you read any of these? Do you have any recommendations for me to add to my TBR list? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.
5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday #35 – 29 September 2021”
Don’t be shocked but I have never read a book by Stephen King! However, from your description maybe one of his novellas would be a good place to start.
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I’d definitely recommend them as a good entry point. The Body or Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption are particularly good, or if you want to try something that’s a bit more traditionally Stephen King (ie some horror elements) then The Langoliers is a good shout.
Happy Wednesday! Horror and Crime reads aren’t my favorite books, so I haven’t read any of these books. But, I just started The Lost Symbol show on Peacock and it maybe a book/tv show you’d like since it mixes crime, horror, and the mystery genre together.
I hope you have a good week!
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Great selection of books! You’ve made me curious about The Last House On The Street… I enjoyed her previous book Big Lies In A Small town so I will definitely be looking out for it. Happy reading!
That’s such a bummer that The Midnight Man didn’t work. It’s frustrating when books have great ideas but the execution isn’t there.