Weekly Reading Round-Up
Happy Friday, all!
I started the week with the perfect October read, Neil Spring’s The Lost Village. I can’t remember who it was who recommended the movie, Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, to me, but whoever it was, I fell in love with the wonderful mix of interwar disillusionment, spiritualism, mystery, and that faint tingle down the spine tinge of the supernatural. And I was so miffed that it was just a one off and hadn’t been turned into a tv series.
But it was an actual book series! Just not available in the States. Fortunately, I was able to scrounge up a UK copy of book two in the series, The Lost Village, which I highly recommend for any other Simone St. James fans out there. Interwar, haunted village, some human skullduggery, but also some very real supernatural events. In other words, perfect pre-Halloween reading.
After that, I went back to my re-read of Charlotte MacLeod’s Kellingverse, with The Silver Ghost— but I think I may have hit the bit in the series where it starts to fold under its own weight. Or it might just be that I’m in the wrong mood for it.
Right now, I have two recommendations from my best friend waiting for me– riches!– including Richard Osman’s The Man Who Died Twice.
What have you been reading this week?
None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney was creepy and intense–great for Halloween. Pitched to me as a YA version of The Silence of the Lambs, which was spot-on.
I always wished that the movie with Rafe Spall had spun into a series, but now I know about the books! Still reading the Seana Kelly Sam Quinn bookish werewolf series, on book three now, The Wicche Glass Tavern, and I’m liking all the Tolkien jokes in this one. Who knows what’s next, something spooky… maybe The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics, they ninth issue FINALLY came out, it’s been like five years.