Very exciting email from theworks.co.uk today, telling me my order was ready to collect 😀
They had a deal on which was 6 books for £10, so I snapped up a few that looked interesting and I also bought a couple of books I’d wanted for a while.
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
I started reading this a while back using Kindle Lending Library but never finished it, so when I saw The Works had it for just £2.00 I thought I’d grab a copy. You can pretty much tell what it’s about from the title – an old man runs away from his care home and goes off and has adventures, basically!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I’ve read this as an ebook several times and since I love it so much I wanted a physical copy for my bookshelf. It’s an epistolary novel from the point-of-view of socially-awkward Charlie, who gets mixed up in a group of people who care about him but who also introduce him to worlds that he’s maybe not ready for.
The Sleep Room by F. R. Tallis
This is about a psychiatrist who moves away to work on a controversial project where mentally-ill patients are kept asleep for months on end. I don’t know much about this one but it looks spooky.
The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Again, I’d not heard about this book before buying it, but it is a story about a family who begin to believe their lodger is the man behind the Jack the Ripper murders. I find these murders morbidly fascinating so am really looking forward to this book.
Look at Me by Jennifer Egan
The premise of this novel is that a famous supermodel is in an accident and must have facial reconstructive surgery. The story is about what happens to her afterwards, and the importance that is placed on looks in our society.
The Virgin Widow by Anne O’Brien
Anne O’Brien has been on my radar a lot recently. I’m a big fan of historical fiction but I still haven’t read any of O’Brien’s work, so when I saw this was about Anne Neville I snapped it up since I’m really into the Wars of the Roses era.
The May Bride by Suzannah Dunn
Recently I read another of Dunn’s books, The Lady of Misrule, and really enjoyed it so was pleased to see this one about Jane Seymour (third wife of Henry VIII) was part of the 6 for £10 deal.
The Case of the Imaginary Detective by Karen Joy Fowler
This follows Rima, who has lost her father and who goes to live with her godmother, a famous writer. However, she finds that her godmother has named the murderer in one of her books after Rima’s father and there are some very strange goings-on in her house. I’m really interested to read this one since I’ve enjoyed Fowler’s other works.