There’s nothing quite like snuggling up on a chilly night with a pile of good books on a chilly evening, am I right? Especially if you’ve got the fire lit and the dog keeping your feet warm. I’ve seen a few book bloggers do posts like this so I thought I’d weigh in with my own suggestions for you to turn to this winter.
This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
I’ve raved about this on Twitter (and had a reply from Adam which was nice). Adam worked as a junior doctor for six years before leaving the medical profession, and his hilarious, heartbreaking, jaw-dropping diary of life on the NHS front line will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about our NHS – and you’ll end up appreciating what we do have so much more. Hilarious, 10/10.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Jason Dessen is knocked unconscious by a masked abductor and wakes up in a life he doesn’t recognise. His wife isn’t his wife, his son was never born, and his entire life is irrevocably different. This amazing book kept me turning the pages frantically, desperate to know what was going to happen. Perhaps it’s my lack of a quantum physics degree, but I did have to go back and read some parts twice before they made sense. But I love this book and always recommend it to everyone. From goodreads.com: a relentlessly surprising thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of. Deep and intricate, 10/10.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
I saw the film at the cinema last week and loved every minute of it, so naturally I went out and bought a copy of the book immediately after. I know, I should have read this years ago, but I really enjoyed reading it. A classic Poirot tale. A real page-turner, 8/10.
Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty
If you read my audiobook post then you already know I love this book. Six responsible adults, two best friends and one day that changes everything. This book kept me wanting more from the get go, and the ending has an incredible twist that nobody can see coming. Hilarious, emotional, heart-stopping, and an excellent read. Gripping and eloquent, 10/10.
BONUS: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Another that I recommended in my audiobook post, but this is deserving of a bonus place. This book had me in tears multiple times, and I genuinely couldn’t put it down. It accompanied me everywhere, and once I even pulled over on my commute home to finish a chapter. It’s a heart-wrenching tale of friendship, loss, love and a haunting childhood that left me broken once I’d finished it. A must-read, 10/10.
So there you go, four great books to get you through the next few weeks, plus a cheeky bonus. What are you reading right now, and what are your favourites?