Third Monday of the month

Pachinko

Pachinko is a historical family saga following four generations from Korea to Japan, spanning over nearly a century. This is one of the most phenomenal novels I have read in a long time. It has been both educational, interesting and heartbreaking. An absolute must-read!

Swallow

Swallow draws us into the psychological horror of a newlywed housewifes domestic life. Hunter, a softspoken woman, finds herself spending her days alone in a big beautiful house overlooking an endless forest. Everything is provided for her by her husband Richie and his wealthy family. But her place is dependent on her obedience.

Stories; All-New Tales

There is a lot of wonderful fiction well worth the read in this collection entitled All-New Tales. Three reads, in particular, stood out to me, two of those by authors that I never read before. I am happy to have encountered them through this collection put together by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio.

The Testaments

After thirty-five years author Margaret Atwood answered the pleas of fans and stilled the curiosity once and for all. It was a thrill to read the first few words of a novel that has been awaited for as long as I have lived.

Friday the thirteenth

Friday the thirteenth is a day of superstition and mystery. Whenever it occurs, it feels special to me, as if anything strange and magical could happen. This particular Friday brought an eerie short story to my mind – The stories we used to tell. It was written by Shirley Jackson