Another year is going to end in two days. Another year in which I have spectacularly failed to reach my reading goals. Yet, among the few books that I read, these are the books that stand out for me. Have a look:
The Wolf and The Watchman by Niklas Natt Och Dag
My first book of 2019, and what a book it was! Grim, dark, full of blood-spattering gore, yet I was hooked from the first page. Reason – impeccable characterization and artistic rendering of the 18th century Stockholm.
Climbing the Walls by Sacha T. Y. Fortuné
Although not a five-star read for me, I still remember this book. It paints a true portrayal of marriage, showcasing both the fluffy romance and the hard compromises you got to make a marriage work. Highly recommended.
A Killer’s Alibi by William L. Myers Jr.
This was my first 5-star read after a gap of five months. Featuring a brilliant investigation by the protagonists culminating into an equally mesmerizing courtroom scene, this was splendid. Just wait for the ending. It will take your breath away.
An Unfortunate End by Lisa Zumpano
This was a charming historical cozy mystery. It took me unawares by its vividly descriptive writing and fast-paced execution. Recommended.
The Nothing Within by Andy Geisler
A truly original science fiction tale. I have never read anything like this before. Do take a look.
Screechers by Kevin J. Kennedy and Christina Bergling
All of 76 pages, this science fiction novella blew away my mind. I honestly hadn’t expected it to be so good. Despite being brief, I was able to get a pretty good idea of the apocalyptic world. Plus the monsters were fantastic.
When They Made Us Leave by Annette Oppenlander
A grim tale of WWII Germany from the eyes of the German families who were not sympathetic to Hitler’s cause.
May you read great books next year.