Hyperbole and a Half is a part-autobiography, part-graphic novel written by Allie Brosh from the wonderful blog of the same name. It had been on my list of books to read for quite a while but I didn’t feel like reading it on my Kindle because of all the illustrations involved. With this in mind, I added it to my Christmas wish list and I was happy to find it under the tree on the 25th!
Career of Evil is the third novel in the Cormoran Strike crime fiction series written by Robert Galbraith, aka the wonderful J.K Rowling. It was published in October 2015 and it made for a very appreciated Christmas present this year! (Thanks again Marc!)
Le diable sur les épaules is a French murder mystery written by Christian Carayan and published in 2012. It has not (yet) been translated into English and I wasn’t entirely tempted by the book cover – but you know what they say about judging those – and I decided to read it anyway after having read several book reviews from the Mango and Salt (French-speaking) book club.
Snow Falling on Cedars is an American whodunnit written by David Guterson and published in 1994. It focuses on the trial of a Japanese man who is accused of having murdered an American fisherman because of a dispute over a piece of land. The story is set in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor and WWII that made enemies out of the Japanese community. Needless to say, racial tensions are running high…
The Reader on the 6:27 is French author Jean-Paul Diderlaurent’s first novel. The book was published in 2014 and has been such a success that it will be translated into 25 languages!