Holy smokes! 2014 has gone by in a blitz and we are already half way through this year. The first half of my year has been filled with work, writing and a lot of anxious anticipations, but I am thankful that amidst all these flurry of events, I did squeeze in time for a lovely beach treat.
As for reading, I have been pacing myself pretty well being halfway through my estimated target of 40 books by the end of this year as well ass having incorporating more classics as part of my reading staple. Follow me on GoodReads for my latest book challenge progress.
Below are my top 3 reads thus far and let me know down in the comments box if I have missed out on any great releases this year that I should get my paws on!
1. ‘Thank You For Your Service’ by David Finkel
A thought-evoking piece about American war veterans and their post-war traumatic experiences they face back home. This is a painful and emotional read into the soldiers’ struggles against their internal demons, where they even attempted to take their own lives.
2. ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn
This is a brilliant thriller about marriage life, which I have to say is an unusual combination that got me interested in it. And it lived up to its expectations, never failing to surprise me at every turn with a new twist.
3. ‘Hollow City’ by Ransom Riggs
This is the sequel to Riggs’ debut hit “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” which proved to be as good as the first packed with creepy black and white photographs to complement the dark fantasy literature. Needless to say, I was impressed by the work and cannot wait for the next book to be out.