Like most book bloggers, I have a seemingly insurmountable TBR pile. Am I gonna read it down to a respectable size before buying more books?
Here are my latest book buys, all of which are skipping the queue and jumping to the top of my TBR pile.
- Let’s Go Play at the Adams’, Mendal W. Johnson.
This reprint of infamous 70s horror novel Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ arrived in the post the other day and out of my latest book buys, this is the one that I was most curious about. In Paperbacks from Hell, author Grady Hendrix talks about how some readers claim to have been so disgusted by this novel that they burned it after reading. I was once so disgusted by a book that I threw it in the bin (said book was Ryu Murakami’s In the Miso Soup and I was the tender age of 14), but to actually be so horrified by a book’s contents that you’d burn it? As a horror fan, I knew I had to read this…and I’m not gonna lie, I may have met my match with this book. I’m not even halfway through and I’m already finding it difficult to read. It’s definitely a book that should have a whole host of trigger warnings plastered on the front cover.
2. Flowers in the Attic, Virginia Andrews
This is another book that caught my attention as I was reading Paperbacks from Hell. I don’t really know what to expect from this classic and the only thing I know about it is that it’s about some kids in an attic. I think part of my interest in this book is down to the fact that Virginia Andrews’ writing made such an impact on people that when she passed away, her publishing house commissioned another author to write under her name. You know you’re a good writer when not even death will stop publishers from using your name.
3. Midnight Sun, Stephanie Meyer
Yeah, I, a 27-year-old woman, bought this and do you know what? I’m not even ashamed. The Twilight saga is filled with flaws and the movie adaptations are laughable, but still, the entire series fills me with a sense of nostalgia. I read Twilight not long after it was first published and it just seemed so romantic to my naive teenage self. I wanted a vampire who sparkled in the sun to watch me while I slept. I wanted a vampire to question whether he should be making sweet, sweet love to me or draining me of every ounce of my blood. Eugh, I wanted it so badly! Anyway, my boyfriend and I were watching a YouTube review of Midnight Sun and I ended up buying the book before the video had even finished. Midnight Sun is Twilight from Edward’s perspective and apparently he has a lot to say. Have you seen the size of it? It’s one hefty boy! Also, my boyfriend is reluctantly Team Jacob. I forced him to watch the movies and he decided that the werewolves were, to quote, “less shite”.
What books have you bought recently? Let me know in the comments!