I haven’t written one of these posts in a long while, so I thought I would share with you some of the books that I have been reading during lockdown. I actually went to our local library a few days before lockdown started, as I knew that the libraries would be closing imminently and I wanted to be stocked up.
The librarian was really lenient with the amount of books I took out, knowing as well as me that this would be the last time I would be able to get books out in a while, so I came away with a huge pile of books to keep me busy whilst at home.
I still have a few of the books I got out left to read, as well as a massive TBR pile I acquired as gifts on my birthday, but these are the books that I have read so far (minus a couple of books I have leant to others and am waiting to get back to photograph), with a little of what I thought of them (no spoilers).
Never Let You Go
I found this book quite twisty and I had no idea how it would end, which I always appreciate. I did feel a bit like it completely changed tone towards the last few chapters of the book, and I wasn’t entirely sure about how I felt about the ending itself, but this was great at keeping me guessing and turning those pages. There is mention of domestic violence throughout, so this is something to be aware of, if this could be a trigger for you.
What Alice Knew
I wasn’t a big fan of this book, mainly because it made a lot of reference to the art world, which is something I have never really had an interest in or know much about. I felt that I didn’t really care much for either of the main characters, and this made it hard to feel invested in what happened to them as the story developed. I was not a fan of the ending, and neither was my mum, who also read this book. I don’t know why but I just felt a bit deflated by the end of this one.
We Can See You
In contrast, I absolutely loved this book. I found myself unable to stop reading once I got into the story, and it had plenty of twists and suspense to keep you guessing right up until the end. I really liked the different perspectives from other characters, which helped to lead up to the dramatic climax really well.
The First Wife
Another book I enjoyed and didn’t guess the ending until it was staring me in the face. I liked how the author really worked to build up the suspense, and the character development was brilliant. I wasn’t sure from the first chapter whether I would like this one, but it definitely grew on me and I found myself caught up in the story and rooting for the main character.
Have you been reading during lockdown? Are there any books you’d recommend?