I didn’t really know what I was getting into by reading this book. I just knew everyone was talking about it.
It’s obvious the narrator is a narssacisic asshole from the beginning. “I liked hurting girls. Mentally not physically.” That’s the first two sentences of the book. Yes, definitely dealing with a narssacisic asshole. The story is, however, real, honest, and raw. You won’t find a book with a more honest and real narrator/ main character. And no matter how much you hate him, you’re going to relate to him a little too. Love, jobs, life. somewhere in his little rants about those things, you’ll relate to him.
This is also a short read. it was just a three hour long audio book. good for finishing up those goodreads yearly challenges! It is a book worth reading too. You’ll learn something about the way a narssacisic person thinks, or at least in my opinion you do.
The woman in Cabin 10 is Ruth Ware‘s second novel. It, just like In a Dark Dark Wood, is a psychological thriller. I was not as impressed with this book as I was with In a Dark Dark Wood. In some ways it was more suspenseful, but there are certain parts of the story that I wish had connected to the ending (I won’t spoil anything here).
The main character, Lo Blacklock, is a journalist for a travel magazine. Honestly though, I don’t see how. She’s the most socially awkward person in the book. I seriously cringed at some of the things she said or some of the ways she acted. Her boss must have really liked her for her to have had the job for 10 years.
The majority of the story takes place on a luxury cruise with other journalist and business peopl, one of whom happens to be Lo’s ex boyfriend. During most of the book, you’re listening to Lo freak out (internally and externally) about almost everything. I’m pretty sure if someone dropped a pen near this woman, she’d lose her shit.
I won’t say much more, because I don’t want spoil the book. I honestly only finished it because it was an audio book and I had already paid for it. This book was decent, but it wasn’t a stand out to me.
I have a rather small TBR pile for the month of december, though I do hope to include more books if time allows. December is a very busy month for use retail workers, however. I am excited to have a couple of Christmas books on this years list (I usually forget about them).
The Hope of Christmaswritten by Jack Countryman. I admit I got this one at Mckays (a used book store) simply because it was pretty AND cheap (I’m talking under a dollar!). However, I think even decorative books should be read. This books is basically about the ‘true’ or original meaning of Christmas. I’m not super into religious reads, but we will see how this goes.
The Cat Who Came for Christmas written by Cleveland Amory. My mom bought this for me a few (like 8) years ago, and I have yet to read it. I love cats and I love Christmas, so I hope I seriously love this book. I also just learned on goodreads that it is in fact part of a series about a cat. I mean this may be the start of a very beautiful addiction.
Scarletwritten by Marissa Meyer. I read Cinderthis year and couldn’t put it down. It was surprisingly addicting. I also have the Third book of the Lunar Chronicles, Cress, coming in the mail. Therefore, I simply have to read it this month.
The Little Yarnmouth Abduction written by Tim Van Minton. I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I have started it, but have not finished it yet. Therefore I will finish it this month. I actually throughly enjoyed what I have read so far. Alas, being a retail worker (slave), it being holiday season, and dealing with an abcessed tooth then a dry socket (gross I know sorry), I have been behind on reading.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Childwritten by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffay, and Jack Thorne (the screenwriter I believe). Here is yet another book that I have started and not had time to finish. I also paid full price for this book, so basically, I have to finish it. I’m not going to lie, it is a little weird reading it and a. it being a play and b. Harry, Ron, and Hermione all being adults with jobs and children. But I am determined to finish it!
So that is my TBR list for December. I’d love to hear what everyone else is reading!