Fall is my absolute favorite reading season, hands down. There isn’t anything better than curling up with a mug of hot tea, a chunky blanket, and a book if you ask me. This time of year you’ll find me reading mostly atmospheric and creepy mysteries or thrillers. Here on the blog we host #WickedGoodReads and I also love to participate in Readers Imbibing Peril (#ripxv) on Twitter and Instagram. Here are 4 books I’m reading for those events.
The Boy on The Bridge, M.R. Carey
Tanya first convinced me to read The Girl With All The Gifts way back in 2016. I was blown away by it. Now, four years later I’m finally going to pick up the second in this duology. I think this one is definitely overdue.
Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.
The Haunting of Tram Car 015, P. Dj`eli` Clark
I first saw this book mentioned on Instagram and thought it looked interesting. After looking it up, I realized that there was a short 45 page novella called A Dead Djinn in Cairo that precedes it. I’ve been told that I don’t necessarily need to read it first but I think I’m going to read both of them anyway.
The Haunting of Tram Car 015 returns to the alternate Cairo of Clark’s short fiction, where humans live and work alongside otherworldly beings; the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities handles the issues that can arise between the magical and the mundane. Senior Agent Hamed al-Nasr shows his new partner Agent Onsi the ropes of investigation when they are called to subdue a dangerous, possessed tram car. What starts off as a simple matter of exorcism, however, becomes more complicated as the origins of the demon inside are revealed.
The Guest List, Lucy Foley
I love a good whodunit. I couldn’t resist getting this one with an Audible credit.
On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity. Every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed. But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast … And then someone turns up dead.
The Good House, Tananarive Due
Okay, this one is long but I really, really want to make time for it. I’ve heard amazing things about it.
Working to rebuild her law practice after her son commits suicide, Angela Toussaint journeys to the family home where the suicide took place, hoping for answers, and discovers an invisible, evil force that is driving locals to acts of violence.
Would you read any of these? What else is on your Fall TBR?