Thanks for the tips. I like a lot of genres (fantasy, historical, mystery, classics...) and I can appreciate a good whodunit. I might give The Family Upstairs a try.I just picked reading back up again not too long ago. I appreciate a mixture of mystery, thrillers and whodunits with a small sprinkle of horror or drama.
I just finished two books by Lisa Jewell called The Family Upstairs and The Family Remains. They were pretty entertaining and I feel like I engulfed them. Finished both in about a week. The only gripe I had with them was the fact that they tied themselves up neatly in a bow in pretty convenient and rushed circumstances - like it was completely unbelievable how the overarching situations rectified themselves - almost as if the author gave up and wanted to just wrap up the plot. But, with that said, if you want a quick entertaining page turner - I’d recommend them.
My next book that I’m about halfway through on is The Shining Girls. I know Apple has made it a tv show, but I wanted to read the book prior to watching it. It was kind of confusing for me at first - and a little bit of a slog to get going - but now I can’t stop thinking about it and wanting to find out what happens next. So far it kind of reminds me of Doctor Sleep (maybe the reference to the girls “shining” and then being hunted down by a killer).
Additionally, I just found that my library rents out ebooks for free - so that has also sparked this interest in reading again. It’s so much more practical reading on a tablet than an actual book because I can perch it anywhere. Don’t get me wrong I love the feeling of a physical book in my hands - but since I do a lot of my reading on the elliptical and stationary bike, flicking a page or holding the book in place has never been easier than with a tablet.
Funny that you start about tablets. Song of Achilles is the first book I read on my new e- reader. I never thought I'd like it but there are so many advantages! Should have bought one way sooner. I already feel I'm gonna read much more. I'm now reading On Chesil Beach.