This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale retellings and high fantasy. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.
The upcoming schedule is:
7/27/19 — Psychological Thrillers
8/3/19 –Books with Asian Settings
8/10/19–Books about Assassins
8/17/19 –Books with Found Families
8/24/19 — Books about Dragons
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
- Tag the original post (This one!)
- Tag 5 people- I going to tag the same five from last week because I don’t think I saw them pop around yet lol…
To be honest, I’m not sure I know the difference between a thriller and a psychological thriller so don’t hold me to the “psychological” part of this… I’m just going to go with it.
- Let’s start with the obvious, eh??? Ok..
If anyone has been paying any attention at all I have been mouthing off about The Girl With All the Gifts and M.R. Carey since I started this blog because… reading became a combat sport– and sleep… oh yeah… just when you thought the insomnia couldn’t get worse…
Synopsis you ask? This is all you are getting:
Melanie (Because Carey knows how to land you somewhere between empathy and disgust when it comes to the main character) is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her “our little genius.”
It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.
But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.
“Once, in a kingdom called Delain, there was a king with two sons….”
Thus begins one of the most unique tales that master storyteller Stephen King has ever written—a sprawling fantasy of dark magic and the struggle for absolute power that utterly transforms the destinies of two brothers born into royalty. Through this enthralling masterpiece of mythical adventure, intrigue, and terror, you will thrill to this unforgettable narrative filled with relentless, wicked enchantment, and the most terrible of secrets….
Strangers by Dean Koontz
A writer in California. A doctor in Boston. A motel owner and his employee in Nevada. A priest in Chicago. A robber in New York. A little girl in Las Vegas. They’re a handful of people from across the country, living through eerie variations of the same nightmare.
A dark memory is calling out to them. And soon they will be drawn together, deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, where the terrifying truth awaits…
5. Ok. One I liked it better than the Alienist. Two just because now that the TV show is out, I always feel the need to state I read both books when they first came out. Sadly, they were the last two fiction books I read before grad school came out… I think I read maybe a half dozen fiction books over the next decade. That’s just awful. I know.
June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Kreizler and his friends—high-living crime reporter John Schuyler Moore; indomitable, derringer-toting Sara Howard; the brilliant (and bickering) detective brothers Marcus and Lucius Isaacson; powerful and compassionate Cyrus Montrose; and Stevie Taggert, the boy Kreizler saved from a life of street crime—have returned to their former pursuits and tried to forget the horror of the Beecham case.
But when the distraught wife of a Spanish diplomat begs Sara’s aid, the team reunites to help find her kidnapped infant daughter. It is a case fraught with danger, since Spain and the United States are on the verge of war. Their investigation leads the team to a shocking suspect: a woman who appears to the world to be a heroic nurse and a loving mother, but who may in reality be a ruthless murderer of children.
Once again, Caleb Carr proves his brilliant ability to re-create the past, both high life and low. Fast-paced and chilling, The Angel of Darkness is a tour de force, a novel of modern evil in old New York.
Ok I’m sticking with the following for one more week:
Books and Dachshunds (I hope I spelled that right)
What did you think? What are your favorite thing about kingdoms and royalty? What are your favorite books about kingdoms and royalty? What books about would you recommend? Don’t forget to comment below so we can chat!