It’s a little late this time around but c’est la vie, better late than never! These are the books I’ve chosen from my long line of to read books that I’ve chosen for September. I’m so excited to get these started and will let you know how they are!
FRENCHMAN’S CREEK BY DAPHNE DU MAURIER
One of my favourite authors (her book Jamaica Inn is an all time love of mine). According to Amazon:
The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for freedom, honest love – and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger.
To escape the shallowness of court life, Dona retreats to Navron, her husband’s remote Cornish estate. There, she seeks peace in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. But she finds instead a daring pirate, hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment’s joy. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.
ROT AND RUIN BY JONATHAN MABERRY
According to Amazon: Nearly fourteen years ago, a freak virus swept across the world – turning those infected into the undead. Benny Imura has grown-up never knowing anything different, his last memory of his parents was of them becoming zombies. Now Benny is fifteen, and about to join his brother Tom in the ‘family business’ of zombie killing. It’s the last thing he wants to do, but he needs a job.
But when Benny and Tom head into the Rot and Ruin, an area full of the wandering undead, Benny soon realises that being a bounty hunter isn’t just about whacking zombies.
THE DROWNING POOL BY SYD MOORE
According to Amazon: After her world is shaken by a series of unexplained events, young widow Sarah Grey soon comes to realise that she is the victim of a terrifying haunting by her 19th century namesake … A classic ghost story with a modern twist by a talented new writer in the genre.
Relocated to a coastal town, widowed teacher Sarah Grey is slowly rebuilding her life, along with her young son Alfie. But after an inadvertent séance one drunken night, her world is shaken when she starts to experience frightening visions. She tries to explain them as But Alfie sees them too and Sarah believes that they have become the targets of a terrifying haunting.
Convinced that the ghost is that of a 19th Century local witch and namesake, Sarah delves into local folklore and learns that the witch was thought to have been evil incarnate.
Have you read any of these books or others by these authors? let me know what you thought of them in the comments below! Give me recommendations for what I should read next!