Anyway, on to the swap!!! (And please don't mind my funkily lit pictures, it was getting dark last night when I took them.)
For a book off my wishlist she picked:
|The Lace Reader|
Look into the lace? When the eyes begin to fill with tears and the patience is long exhausted, there will appear a glimpse of something not quite seen... In this moment, an image will begin to form? in the space between what is real and what is only imagined. Can you read your future in a piece of lace? All of the Whitney women can. But the last time Towner read, it killed her sister and nearly robbed Towner of her own sanity. Vowing never to read lace again, her resolve is tested when faced with the mysterious, unsolvable disappearance of her beloved Great Aunt Eva, Salem's original Lace Reader. Told from opposing and often unreliable perspectives, the story engages the reader's own beliefs. Should we listen to Towner, who may be losing her mind for the second time? Or should we believe John Rafferty, a no nonsense New York detective, who ran away from the city to a simpler place only to find himself inextricably involved in a psychic tug of war with all three generations of Whitney women? Does either have the whole story? Or does the truth lie somewhere in the swirling pattern of the lace?
For the one she's read and think I'll love she picked:
|Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children|
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.Sounds creepily delicious!
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography.
And for a book she hasn't read but thinks I should read, she picked:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This is my third novel by her and while I usually find the endings a bit too fantastic, they are an awesome thrill ride that keep me up way too late. Here's what Goodreads says about Gone Girl
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media--as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents--the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter--but is he really a killer?I haven't seen the movie yet, because I usually like to read the book first so I'm not 100% sure how this one goes, although I have gathered bits and pieces from reviews online. And the crazy thing is, I picked this same book for Kelly as a book I haven't read but sounded like she'd enjoy.
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
I'm so excited! I've already put one of the books in my February to read stack. If you want to see what everyone else got, check out the link up by clicking the picture below. And if you want to play next time, we'll be doing it all again in March!