Love Your Library: September 2022

Rebecca at Bookish Beck has been running this monthly meme for years and I’ve just started to join in. Below is my September showing:

READ (PRINT)

The Woman in Black, by Susan Hill

Misery, by Stephen King

In a Glass Darkly, by Sheridan Le Fanu

The Hunger, by Alma Katsu

READ (EBOOK)

The Girl in Red, by Christina Henry

Small Things Like These, by Claire Keegan

Nightcrawling, by Leila Mottley

Lost Boy Lost Girl, by Peter Straub

Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado

CHECKED OUT, TO BE READ

The Dead Secret, by Wilkie Collins

11.22.63, by Stephen King

IN THE RESERVATION QUEUE (PRINT)

Ghost Story, by Peter Straub

RETURNED UNFINISHED

Pine, by Francine Toon – I tried the first chapter and it didn’t grab me

The Raven in the Foregate, by Ellis Peters – I’ve read so many of them by now, and they’re so rarely borrowed by other patrons, that it wasn’t a priority; I’ll come back to it when I need it

RETURNED UNREAD

Zone One, by Colson Whitehead – Wasn’t vibing with the style

The Sundial, by Shirley Jackson – Wasn’t vibing with the content

CURRENTLY READING

Armadale, by Wilkie Collins

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4 thoughts on “Love Your Library: September 2022

  1. Thanks so much for taking part! It looks like you’ve been going great guns on the RIP challenge. I’ve never actually read a Stephen King novel. Is there one you’d recommend? Nor have I read Peter Straub, though I love his daughter Emma’s novels — it was poignant to be reading her latest, This Time Tomorrow, just at the time of his death, as it’s about a character coming to terms with losing her father.

    I hope you’ll review some of these soon 🙂

    1. I started with IT, which is huge but was a good choice to begin with. I didn’t like Misery nearly as much, unfortunately, although it’s very effectively horrifying. Peter Straub I hadn’t even realized was a horror author until the news of his death broke, but then I went to check if the local lib had any of his work, and I really liked it–there’s an immense humanity to his writing and approach to horror.

      I’m hoping to do a RIP XVII roundup; certainly at the end of the challenge in October if not before!

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