Sunday Book Club: Books, Books, Books

Happy Easter 🐣

This shan’t be too much of a long post – I’ve eaten too much and I’m about to enter a food coma.

Being back in Birmingham means visiting my local charity shops and purchasing more books to read.

The Color of Law by Mark Gimenz

‘ A. Scott Fenney is a Dallas corporate lawyer in the prime of his life. Taking in $750,000 a year, with a beautiful house, a beautiful wife and an adored daughter, life could not be better. But when a rich senator’s son dies in mysterious circumstances. Fenney is asked by the federal judge to put his air-conditioned lifestyle on hold to defend the accused: a black, heroin-addicted prostitute. Scott believes in justice – but is his belief strong enough to withstand the loss of everything he holds dear – his salary, his life style, his wife, his child?’

The Colour of Law has been compared to Grisham and To Kill a Mockingbird and averages at 4.02 stars on GoodReads based on 3,271 ratings. I have high expectations.

The Kill Order by James Dashner

Part of the The Maze Runner Series, this one is a prequel novel. Having read the original 3 books and watched the movie adaptation, I can easily admit that I am a fan on this franchise. There were some unanswered questioned that I had once Death Cure had been read. I’m hope that this answers those questions.

I love the confusion that book 4 is technically the first chronologically.

‘Sun flares have unleashed devastation on the Earth. Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and against the odds they survived. But now a violent and highly contagious disease is spreading like wildfire. Worse still, it’s mutating, and people are going crazy. Mark and Trina will do anything to save their friends – if only they can avoid madness and stay alive …”

GoodReads gives this an average of 3.69 out of 5 based on a whopping 105,476 ratings!

The Mothman Prophecies

The third book was chosen on a whim and I’m not certain that I may like this.

The Mothman Prophecies by well I’m not entirely sure who as there are 3 names present on the cover.

I think that compelled me to buy this was the Rorschach test on the cover – I know, small pleasures. It reminds me of a character from The Watchmen.

‘ A WARNING. A MESSENGER. AN OMEN. For thirteen months the entire town of point Pleasant, West Virgina was gripped by a dark terror that culminated in a tragedy that made headlines throughout the world. Homes throughout the little town were plagued with unearthly noises and ghostly manifestations. Winged monsters and frightening apparitions terrified the population. The Mothman still remains an enigmatic figure, a fascinating and compelling mystery – sometimes determined to save lives, sometimes standing by to watch the death of thousands.’

The claim is that the story reads like a novel – but every single word is true and fully documented by John A Keel, who spent a year in Point Pleasant where he saw and experienced many of the strange manifestations personally.

Am I convinced? No. Do I have a clue what the book will be like? Also No. 

The Mothman Prophecies has an average of 3.55 out of 5 on GoodReads based on 2,145 ratings.


I hope you’re all enjoying Easter Sunday and if you don’t celebrate Easter then I hope your Sunday has been relaxed and productive – if you need it to be productive.


I’ll be back again for Movie Monday tomorrow.


Blessings,

Em x

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