Need: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
This book has been EVERYWHERE on the blogs lately, and it seems like the perfect fit for the RIP challenge. Descriptions of the book include phrases like "exploring the crumbling ruins of an abandoned orphanage", "answers to grandfather's death", "treacherous bog", and "peculiar children trapped in time". Then there are these spooky pictures. I must have.
Need: Before I Go To Sleep - S.J. Watson
Somebody blurbed this book as "Memento on crystal meth", which is like the best blurb ever. After an automobile accident, a woman is afflicted with a condition where her memory resets every 24 hours. At the same time, trouble is afoot with her husband. Everyone has said this one is a seriously wild ride that doesn't unclench its claws from your face until the last page.
Want: Sister - Rosamund Lupton
Two sisters, totally different but closely bonded through the death of a brother and paternal abandonment in their youth. When one sister tragically dies by apparent suicide, the other vows to get the true story. Bookmarks deems this "heartrending and spine-chilling" tale, told in epistolary form, a success. We are warned that this is a "hold your breath and your handkerchief thriller".
Want: Time and Again - Jack Finney
Featured in an article about Old New York On the Page (which is completely alluring to me), this 1970 novel is about a government experiment that turns out to be a time-travel expedition to 1882 NYC. This novel has been around for awhile...has anyone read it? I whet my appetite on "The Doomsday Book" and now I need more.
Want: The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides
After immersing myself in the absolute brilliance of "Middlesex", I guess I don't really care what this one is about, I just want more Eugenides-ness. But for the curious, this is described as a modern love story that includes some students writing their thesis (theses?) on literary classics. I don't know, Raych liked it and wrote a seriously amazing review on it, so that about does it for me. I am eyeballing an audio for this one...
Does anyone have opinions? Are there any of these that I must not miss at any cost?