I finished Gone Girl over the weekend. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised at it. Not to suggest that the book was at all pleasant–in fact, I think I enjoyed it mostly because it was so… terrifying? I guess terrifying is a good word for it. I’ll do a more coherent review about it later, but for now, let’s just leave it at that.
Anyway, with one official book marked off my list (my goal was to read 13 books in 2015, remember?) I was a bit at a loss at what to read next. A friend of mine told me that she’s reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and told me that I would probably like it. Which is nice, because I already own the book–had owned it for years–and yet had never read it before.
Going through my bookshelves, I realized that I owned a lot of books I hadn’t read yet.
Anyway, since Northanger Abbey is pretty short (my version, which is in a collection of Austen’s works, is only about 110 pages long) it’s not going to take me long to read it, even with the kind of learning curve for the writing style. So, I’m going to post a list of all the books I already have. Let me know if you’ve read/heard about any of these, and let me know which one you think I ought to read next. 🙂
An Affair to Dismember by Elise Sax
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (I’m putting this on here because I have only read the first book–and a long time ago at that. I’d like to read the whole series over)
Carrie by Stephen King
City of Whispers by Marcia Muller
Confession of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
The Cursed by L. A. Banks (Book nine of the series)
Dire Needs by Stephanie Tyler
Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
Don’t Say a Word by Beverly Barton
Emma by Jane Austen
The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress
Gerald’s Game by Stephen King
Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham
Hell Fire by Ann Aguirre
A Hero at the End of the World by Erin Claiborne
A Highland Werewolf Wedding by Terry Spear
Hive Monkey by Gareth L. Powell
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Kitty and The Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn (I have the first five of this series, actually)
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley (I have the whole series, I think)
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler (First book of a series, of which I have like… five of?)
Waya’s Chosen by Patsy Deppe
A Werewolf in Seattle by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Wolf Fever by Terry Spear (Book six of the series)
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Yes, I know, I have a lot of wolf books. I have a thing for werewolves, okay? And I have only listed the earliest book in a series that I own–I actually have several of Terry Spear’s books, but Wolf Fever is the earliest book in her werewolf series. Same goes for L.A. Bank’s vampire series. When I worked at the bookstore, I had the opportunity to grab specific books (the titles changed from month to month) for dirt cheap. And yes, I had a tendency to fish out all the ones with wolves on the cover, or the titles that particularly grabbed my attention. Whatever. They were super cheap. I still have no regrets.
Anyway, anything you’ve already read or heard of? Anything you think I might like, or just want to hear my opinion on?