Jabberwocky – Lewis Caroll – Planning on reading this as the final book in my Mythothon
This is a collection of poetry
The Mad Woman Upstairs – Catherie Lowell
Samantha Whipple is used to stirring up speculation wherever she goes. As the last remaining descendant of the Brontë family, she’s rumored to have inherited a vital, mysterious portion of the Brontë’s literary estate; diaries, paintings, letters, and early novel drafts; a hidden fortune that’s never been shown outside of the family.
But Samantha has never seen this rumored estate, and as far as she knows, it doesn’t exist. She has no interest in acknowledging what the rest of the world has come to find so irresistible; namely, the sudden and untimely death of her eccentric father, or the cryptic estate he has bequeathed to her.
But everything changes when Samantha enrolls at Oxford University and bits and pieces of her past start mysteriously arriving at her doorstep, beginning with an old novel annotated in her father’s handwriting. As more and more bizarre clues arrive, Samantha soon realizes that her father has left her an elaborate scavenger hunt using the world’s greatest literature. With the aid of a handsome and elusive Oxford professor, Samantha must plunge into a vast literary mystery and an untold family legacy, one that can only be solved by decoding the clues hidden within the Brontë’s own writing.
The Thirteeth Tale – Diane Setterfield
The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself — all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter’s story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission.
As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good, Margaret is mesmerized. It is a tale of gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family, including the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire.
All Is Not Forgotten – Wendy Walker
Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, prefers to pretend this horrific event did not touch her perfect country club world.
As they seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town – or perhaps lives among them – drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.
I am just going to list the following without writing out the blubs as I am running out time and so here goes.
Twisted Fairytales Anthology – Various – last Book I just read as part of my mythothon
The Following are all by Serena Valentino – and based on the origins of some of Disney’s villans
Fairest of them All
MIstress of All Evil
The Beast Within
Mother Knows best
Carry On – Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor Oliphant is Completly Fine – Gail Honeyman
Snowflakes on Christmas Street – Ivy Pembroke
Curiousity House The Fearsome Firebird – Lauren Oliver and H. C Chester
The Darkness Around Her – Neil White
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
Beautiful Lies – Isabel Ashdown
I Did it for Us – Alison Bruce
The Devils’s breath – Tessa harris
Christmas at the LogFire Cabin – Catherine Fergerson
The Book Ninja – Michelle Kalus
The Night Book -Richard Madelely
The Canterbury tales – Geoffrey Chaucer