Beyond that, it's Wednesday and time for YA Highway's Road Trip Wednesday.
The topic today is: Favorite Book of September.
This is the first month in probably a year or more that I only read a couple of books. It's partly due to spending more time writing and on the blog stuff mentioned above, and second I've also had a few health issues :/ BUT. I'm currently reading Gillian Flynn's GONE GIRL which is fantastic. I will probably finish it this weekend, because whenever I pick it up it's really tough to put down.
This is a current bestseller, and I can see why. The story is told from two alternating points of view: Nick, who in the present finds his wife has disappeared on their 5th anniversary, and his wife Amy, narrating through journal entries from the five or six years leading up to her disappearance. What's fascinating is the examination of their crumbling marriage from the differing POVs, and that neither narrator is entirely trustworthy. Something sinister is afoot, and it's unclear whether Nick is capable of hurting his wife, or if she mastered a plan on her own. Either way, I don't buy that she was kidnapped. I've been guessing the whole time.
Beyond the psychological thriller aspect, the writing is fabulous. Flynn wrote for Entertainment Weekly (for which I'm a long-time subscriber) and her knowledge of the industry and of the downfall of magazine publishing seeps through the pages in both obvious and unexpected ways. It's also darkly funny. I can't wait to finish this one.
How about you? What's the best book you've read this past month?