This meme was created by Reading Marie. It’s a great meme because it’s nice and easy to do.
Here are the rules:
Take your current read and compare it to what you reading this exact time last year. Which one do you like better? What is different about the books? Any special facts/things you want to make note of or bring attention to
This Year I Am Reading…
This is the latest installment of the Bureau series and a prequel of sorts. Featuring a fake medium who’s as real as they can get and a private detective tasked to solve a series of murders. The two crossed path and get themselves entangled together. There’s too much smoke and booze but I love the post WWI setting. So far, this is slow going but the series has yet to fail me so I’m pretty much committed here.
Last Year I Was Reading…
The Fall is a gothic forbidden romance novel set in a 1930s mining town where a mysterious door appeared in one of the tunnels. Like many of the author’s books, this has a dark vibe with slight incestuous tones where the innocent is juxtaposed against the worldly and wicked. I enjoyed most of the book though it’s not as good as The Vampire’s Club.
3.5-star review here.
These two book have some things in common. There’s the 1920s/30s setting, the paranormal elements, the murky atmosphere and men trying to get to the bottom of things. The atmosphere and paranormal elements are laid thicker in The Fall. It had a gothic, Victorian feel while Conned had a more black and white noir cinema feel. While The Fall deals with innocents and their awakening, none of the characters in Conned had any claims to such naivety. All of them were men who had seen too much of the world. Between the two books, I’m leaning towards Conned as the better book mostly because of the series have a good track record.
I’m ending with post with a book I’m looking forward to reading.
One corpse, two corpse, old corpse, new corpse.
Summer is crashing into fall and Mat and Niall have a wedding to overthink.
Buy Link: Kindle
I’ve been following Hamarrson & Dempsey since the beginning, from their slow-burn start and now their upcoming wedding. This is an somewhat cozy series set in an island town that had an understated appeal that I enjoyed much like the Paul Monroe Mystery by E.P. Eisen.
What were you reading this time last year?
(I hope it’s as riveting as Morticia’s book)