It is time for another Summer Reading Challenge decision. This prompt is It takes two: read a coauthored book.
This should be interesting for me as I have only ever read one coauthored book before, hopefully I will find some I like.
Google has had to help me with todays suggestions.
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze.
If they are awakened, and the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.
The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.
Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain?
I remember when this book first came out and I was intrigued by it. I had completely forgotten it was coauthored.
Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes—as everyone does—that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris.
But as history tells us, it all happened so differently…
Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict—but how?—and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father’s newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears—and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene?
Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris—a cherished packet of letters in hand—determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him…
Looks like an intriguing read and it will be interesting to read a book set in Christmas in the summer.
These are the only books I could find that interested me. Perhaps I just do not like the idea of coauthored books.
The List so far:-
Good as gold:- The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
The book is better:- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Short and sweet:- The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
On the bandwagon:- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood
Actually want to read:- Jaws by Peter Benchley
Not from around here:- Memoirs of Geisha by Arthur Golden
In a friend zone:- The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell.
The list is growing and the first book I have started is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood.