It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
The Little Stranger by Sarah Winters
The Little Stranger follows the strange adventures of Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.
I’m having a difficult time getting through this one. It’s my book club book selection for October and it’s supposed to be pretty scary. Steven King said you will have many sleepless nights after reading this book. Um…not feeling it yet. Has anyone else read this book? I would love your thoughts?
New Illuminati by David-Michael Harding
Clayton Rand is the most talented computer forensic designer on the planet. He thinks. The Fortune 500 and the government line up for his protective firewalls. He’s on top of the world and untouchable until a local scandal ignites a passion for justice in him that has the potential to rage out of control.
He’ll use his considerable technical skill to punish corrupt politicos and business leaders who weather their screaming headlines and come out unscathed. No longer. But soon computer manipulation isn’t enough.
Someone is going to get hurt… Bad.
Ripped from current headlines, The New Illuminati chronicles a unique group of friends who pool their varied talents to right the injustices parlayed by the powerful. Digital attacks mushroom into physical assaults as a reluctant District Attorney, unsure whether to arrest the group or join them, teams with the FBI and the chase is on! Copy cats spring up as the nation’s weariness of unchecked and unpunished corruption surfaces and spills blood on the corridors of power.
While the guilty scramble from the line of fire, The New Illuminati wrestle with their new-found power. How far? How many? How much? How high up the political food chain? And when will enough be enough?
When an old love exposes the vulnerabilities of both the pursued and pursuer, decisions will be made that will break hearts and maybe bodies.
Audio Book of the Week:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
Narrated by Jim Dale
The New Illuminati sounds good. I’ll be looking forward to hearing what you think about it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Hmmm…if a book even scares Stephen King, I don’t think I could handle it – too active an imagination for scary books! 😉
The Little Stranger looks good. It’s on my list. Happy Reading!