Yep, that’s how many new books I’ve got myself over the past week. Let’s see:
- The Screaming Staircase (Jonathan Stroud): This has been on my list since Week #3 and I thought I already had it. Well, it turns out I didn’t (or I have a copy stashed away somewhere that I can’t see) and when I finally came across it in Midlands, Delhi, I grabbed it. This series is about Lockwood & Co., an investigative agency that investigates ghostly things.
- Punishment (Anne Holt): The first book of the Johanne Vik/Adam Stubø series that I mentioned last week.
- Blessed Are Those Who Thirst (Anne Holt): Another Anne Holt, this one being the second book in the Hanne Wilhelmsen series.
- Darkness Be My Friend (John Marsden): Book four of the Tomorrow series, about a group of teenagers who are on the run when Australia is invaded by a foreign power. Narrated by Ellie Linton and—as I never tire of repeating—one of the most fantastic-est female character in YA literature in my ‘umble opinion.
- Snakes & Ladders (Sean Slater): A new author. A new series. On the recommendation of the Midlands bookseller. Slater is a Canadian writer and was once a police detective. (And Sean Slater isn’t his real name either.) Needles to say, this is a story about catching a killer. Can’t wait to read this one.
- The Lost Boy (Camilla Lackberg): I had mixed feelings about Lackberg’s first book, Ice Princess, but was persuaded to give the series another go. This is not the second but the seventh book in the Erica Falck/Patrick Hedstrom series by the Swedish author.
Meanwhile, I’m about a third of my way through J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith—The Silkworm. As in the Cuckoo’s Calling, the narration is sublime, but one needs to skim in places where the description gets too much.
🙂 ← and that’s my happy face.