Of course now I don't have the time to read nearly as much as I did as a kid, but I've been trying to be better about reading during my commute, rather than
(I won't give any REAL spoilers, but light spoilers ahead. You've been warned).
First on my list was Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. Like the rest of the world, I was utterly captivated by the evilness of Gone Girl, so I've been wanting to read some of Flynn's other books for awhile. Sharp Objects took me a little while to get into, but once I was hooked, I was hooked. Flynn's writing is so grotesquely descriptive, it's dark and unsettling in a way where you almost can't bear to read what's next, but you can't bear to leave the page unturned. The characters are so deeply disturbed, their relationships and motivations so twisted. As someone who is fascinated by psychology and psychological disorders (and because there was a similar episode of Law & Order SVU), I saw the ending coming, but that didn't make it any less troubling. This is a book that will leave you feeling uneasy, even after you're finished.
After reading these two back to back, I've been joking with friends that I need to read something light like the entire Babysitters Club series or else I risk spiraling into depression. Hah! Currently, I'm reading Brownie Points by Jennifer Coburn, so I'll let you know how it is once I've finished.
What are you reading? Any recommendations?
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