It’s the 12th December and the year is quickly coming to an end- how? 2018 has honestly gone by in the blink of an eye and I am shook. The last 25 days of this month are hopefully going to be incredibly productive and I’ll make a serious dent in the last part of my reading list. I’m part of a few book tours this month so there are a few ARCs on my list that WILL get read (because deadlines) but I have a few other more -fun- books on there as well.
The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup
At the time of writing this review, I’m about 200 pages into The Chestnut Man and it’s fair to say that I am absolutely loving it. The author is actually the man behind the incredibly popular Danish TV series The Killing and his novel is just as good as his scriptwriting. The Chestnut Man follows a detective Naia Thulin, assigned to a difficult case where a young woman has been murdered and left in a playground. Above her hangs a doll made out of chestnuts- which wouldn’t be all that strange if not for the fact that there was a case years ago that was discovered in similar circumstances. Thulin, along with expelled Europol investigated Hess, have to race against the clock to track down a killer whose horrendous acts seem far from over. My day on the blog tour for this is December 16th so I’ll be sharing more of my thoughts then.
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Jane Harper and her novels are becoming a staple in my life. In the past 2 years I’ve reviewed both of her novels (The Dry and Force of Nature) and absolutely loved them. I’m hoping that this one will be no exception to that rule and to be honest, I don’t really have any doubts that I’ll love this book. From what I can tell from reading the synopsis, this book isn’t an Aaron Faulk novel, which makes me sad as I loved his character. I don’t really know all that much about this book – the synopsis doesn’t give a lot away at all- but I like the air of mystery about it and can’t wait to give it a read. The blog tour for this particular book isn’t until next year so I have plenty of time to get through it but I know I’ll be devouring it as soon as I’ve finished reading The Chestnut Man.
The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy by B. M. Carroll
The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthy is another book I’m part of a book tour for before the year is out– and I’m incredibly excited to get my teeth stuck into it. Sophie and Adam are brought together in the midst of an accident and Sophie’s life is left in ruins – but is everything as it seems? Sophie has a character that isn’t quite what it seems and whilst Adam is willing to do anything to make up for what he’s done, his sacrifice may well end up being more than he bargained for. I’m so excited to read this and fulfil my thriller quota for the month.
And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
Perhaps one of the books I’ve been looking forward to for a while, now- And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness is just everything I’ve been looking for. The book is a (slight?) retelling of Moby Dick, seemingly from the whale’s perspective and is accompanied by some of the most beautiful artwork I’ve ever had the fortune of seeing. I’m a massive fan of Patrick Ness and his writing, having read quite a few of his books in the past.I’m really looking forward to this one- I know a lot of booktubers have read and loved this one so I have a feeling I’m in for a treat!
So there we have it: the books I fancy finishing off before the year is out? What’s on your reading list for the end of the year?