Back in January I set myself a reading target of 20 books on the Goodreads Challenge. So far I’ve finished 5 books towards that goal.
I’ve mainly been reading horror and psychological, though I’ve tried to branch out a bit with my current reads, which are YA dystopian and contemporary women’s romance – both genres I don’t normally read.
Frieda McFadden, who writes psychological thrillers, has become somewhat of a go-to lately on Kindle as I can always guarantee her books are great and page-turning reads. She is a doctor by day, so I find the medical angle of many of her books intriguing. Suicide Med, one that I read a few months ago, focused on medical students and the one I’m currently reading, The Locked Door (pictured above) follows a surgeon who is escaping the stigma of her past as her father was a convicted serial killer.
Of course, this year I also mixed in a few classics that I still can’t believe I hadn’t read: Heart of Darkness, very different to the film Apocalypse Now, and The Great God Pan, which included 3 novellas. My favourite of those three was the titular story; I liked the Shining Pyramid and the White People less. Overall though, a good and creepy read.
Having read five books by April is not that many, but when you factor in editing a finished novel manuscript, writing another novel work in progress, reading submissions for Bindweed Magazine: Midsummer Madness Anthology 2022, full time day job work and looking after an extremely energetic preschooler, that number suddenly doesn’t seem so shabby anymore. 😅