What ya reading Wednesday….

Unlike some of my coffee drinking friends, my very good friend the librarian didn’t think I was strange when she heard about my reading challenges for this year. ‘Are you up for another one?’ she asked, ‘do you mind what genre the books are?.  If not I’ll keep my eye  open for some you might be interested in’

I had two recommendations for an A and a B one word title sent in an email- put them on hold please I replied.

The first one Alice by Christine Henry  is described as:- A mind-bending new novel inspired by the twisted and wondrous works of Lewis Carroll

Book Blurb :-  In a warren of crumbling buildings and desperate people called the Old City, there stands a hospital with cinderblock walls which echo the screams of the poor souls inside.

In the hospital, there is a woman. Her hair, once blond, hangs in tangles down her back. She doesn’t remember why she’s in such a terrible place. Just a tea party long ago, and long ears, and blood…

So then it was on to the second one Bliss by Peter Carey

Book Blurb:- This novel, by the author of Oscar and Lucinda, tells the story of a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in hell. For the first time in his life, Harry Joy sees the world as it really is, and takes up a notebook to explore and notate the true nature of the Underworld.

i saw one classed as Horror/Fantasy – the other as Satire/Black Humour in the form of literature.

Both arrived the other day but I haven’t picked them up yet,  I’m trying to finish off my February female first 😊

How about you.  Are you reading anything out of the ordinary ?

7 thoughts on “What ya reading Wednesday….

  1. I am currently reading ‘Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah’s Beard’ by Nicholas Jubber. It won’t be a fast read, but is fascinating tracking the author’s journey through Iran and Afghanistan. His journey is relatively recent (2010) but the historical snippets are keeping me hooked.


  2. Currently reading The City of Brass which I borrowed for the book bingo last year and have now only just got round to reading. Not my usual fare , being a fantasy novel, but quite enjoyable. Hope you enjoy your two very different books.


  3. I had a long flight so put Arnold Bennett on the Kindle thingy on my tablet…I hadn’t read his stuff for years but really enjoyed The Old Wives’ Tale, Anna of the Five Towns, Clayhanger and his daft extravaganza Hotel Babylon.
    There seem to be less and less books available at airports and nothing I saw tempted me to buy…so Arniold Bennett it was.
    I do not like the sound of ‘Alice’ at all…..


  4. I have been reading the books for teenagers by John Green. Amazing writer. Most unusual is “Turtles All The Way Down.” The main character, a girl, has obsessive compulsive disorder. Fascinating read.


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