So far in 2012 I have read The Drowning Pool by Syd Moore, The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth, The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams, Look At Me by Jennifer Egan, and Before I Go To Sleep by S.J Watson.
Personally, I think 5 books in about 2 months is quite good going, but I can see on Goodreads that some people have already read 10 times as many. Whatever. It took me around 2 weeks to slog through Look At Me, which was a slow and wordy but ultimately rewarding read, and then I powered through Before I Go To Sleep in one night. I was absolutely blown away – but then it seems, from the general consensus on the interwebs, that the plot was really obvious and everyone else guessed it straight away and I therefore just stupid. Oh. Well, my inability to figure out what was going on meant that I enjoyed the book immensely and therefore I cannot complain.
As I’m getting more interested in mystery/thriller novels, I’m now reading Under The Skin by Michael Faber. Intensely creepy, incredibly fascinating and a real page-turner.
Next up I’m planning to read Room by Emma Donoghue. I’ve read some really terrible reviews of it, but it was 99p on the Kindle so I thought I’d give it a shot.
What’s your read/reading/to read?