I’ll start by telling you some of my favourite reads from last year: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo; Queenie By Candice Carty-William; Strangers by C L Taylor, The Familiars by Stacey Halls; The Loop by Ben Oliver; Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier; American Royals by Katharine McGee; Clean by Juno Dawson.
Like many others I still love the feel of a paperback. These are latest paperbacks on the TBR pile, and yes, the crate is full!
I’ve also fallen in love with audiobooks a little more. Prices vary across the globe. My local library has a limited audio collection, so I subscribe to audible for £7.99 a month which allows you to buy one book. I also subscribe to Scrbd for £8.99 a month. It initially claims to give unlimited audio and ebooks, but we all know that’s too good to be true. I’ve found when I save any newer books to my audio TBR, by the time I’ve read two or three the rest become available a month later when I’ve resubscribed. But there are a whole host of authors that do seem to be unlimited. I’ve found myself listening to a whole host of cosy crime.
Audible 2-in-1 sales mean I’ve also been introduced to the world of The Chronicles of St Mary’s – the story of a disaster prone historians who investigate major historical events in contemporary time. Totally outside my normal reading genre but I’m a convert!
I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed listening to many crime books, The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley, and The Last Time I Lied, Lock Every Door and Final Girls by Riley Sager, and three by Ruth Ware, The Death of Mrs Westaway, In a Dark, Dark Wood and Turn of the Key.
So, where is the romance in all of this? Ebooks, that’s where. I seem to fly through all my romance on ebooks, and it feels so strange because I don’t generally enjoy other books on ebooks.
So here is my summary in how I read:
Crime/psychological thrillers/cosy crime – Audio
Women’s fiction and Young Adult – Paperback
Romance – ebook
Do you have a preference for your reading? Or is there anything you want to recommend for my giant TBR list??!!