Saturday 23 June 2018

A Guest Post: Richard's Unread Book List

Hi, and thanks for stopping by.

Today's post is a wonderful guest post, written by Richard - his blog is linked below and you really ought to check it out, because his content is great. Anyway, I won't ramble on, over to him!

Hi, this is Richard from The Humpo Show, and the lovely Katie has invited me to write a guest post for her amazing blog. And after much consideration, I decided to write a post on books that I haven't read yet, and they include classics, recently popular books, and books that plenty have read. Be sure to post a comment if there are any books that you can't believe you haven't read yet!

Recently Popular Books – The Hate U Give, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Castle & One of Us is Lying

The Hate U Give is an award-winning young adult novel by Angie Thomas, that follows a protagonist drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of her unarmed friend. Released in 2017, the book has received widespread acclaim from readers, reviewers, critics, and has even being brought to the big screen. This has been read by tons of bloggers, and you can read Katie's fantastic review here.

At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed--again. She's been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden's only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle's murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend--but nothing and no one are quite what they seem. A 2018 release, this book has ticked so many boxes for me: stunning cover, a map inside, Agatha Christie vibes, and a unique premise that is tantalising. If you need persuading, then Amy-Louise is your gal!

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little LiarsOne of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. This book has caught my eye as the reviews have been great, and I love the idea of a murder mystery kind of scenario which draws inspiration from one of my favourite films.

Classics – Dracula, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy & Frankenstein

It is a quintessential tale of suspense and horror, boasting one of the most terrifying characters ever born in literature: Count Dracula, a tragic, night-dwelling specter who feeds upon the blood of the living, and whose diabolical passions prey upon the innocent, the helpless, and the beautiful.

Science fiction, fantasy and comedy all combine in this popular 1979 novel. Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

The new clothbound Penguin edition of the book is absolutely gorgeous, and if that isn't enough reason to tempt me, the story definitely will! Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human?

Books That Plenty Have Read – Neil Gaiman Books, Stephen King Books & A Thousand Splendid Suns

I have not read any Gaiman yet, despite the fact that he is a HUGE name in his genre. I have seen the film version of Stardust, which I adore! But if I were to read something from him, it would most likely be one of the following: Good Omens, Neverwhere, or Smoke and Mirrors. Feel free to shout suggestions at me!!

He is a prolific writer and one of the most well-known writers of all time. His books have become iconic, due to a lot of them being transferred to the small or big screen. The only book of his I have read thus far has been Misery, which was enthralling and terrifying. Ones I am interested in trying are: Different Seasons, 11.22.63, and Under the Dome.

Mariam is an illegitimate child, and suffers from both the stigma surrounding her birth along with the abuse she faces throughout her marriage. Laila, born a generation later, is comparatively privileged during her youth until their lives intersect and she is also forced to accept a marriage proposal from Rasheed, Mariam's husband.

Those are my list of books and authors I want to read but haven't yet! Let me and Katie know what is on your list! :)

Thank you so much to Richard for this amazing guest post - it has me so inspired to do this tag for myself, so keep your eyes peeled for that very soon. If you want to do the same, please do, I'd love to read your answers!! 

Till next time


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