Hello gorgeous people!
This is the penultimate post of Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm’s alphabet themed topic for July’s Top 5 and it begins with P!
How perfectly placed!
This week’s contains 2 books I’ve read and 3 that are on my TBR and need to get to read ASAP.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a delightfully creepy, extremely well written story of a man who, despite being entirely scentless, has the remarkable gift of enhanced smell.
His entire mission is to become a valued player in the world and the way he believes he can do that is by bottling a unique perfume to make him irresistibly compelling to whoever smells him.
The catch? The perfume is made by the scent of murdered women.
Yes, it’s a story about a rather unusual serial killer but this has some gorgeous and sensual pieces of writing that I’ve read that truly evokes the sense of smell.
This is the first of my three ‘TBR’ books and the reason why The Queens of Innis Lear appeals to me because it is a retelling or re-imagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear (I truly love non popular retelling’s) and also because I am a sucker for stories with sister relationships and power struggles.
I’ve heard mixed things but I still want to read this one!
This is the second of the TBR books on this list but while I haven’t read Rejected Princesses I’ve followed the website for some years.
This is actually a history book that celebrates women throughout history and myth with varying degrees of um… complexities.
There are different ratings given to each tale as some are not for the faint of heart and not all have happy endings. What they all have in common is the fact that none will make it into a Disney movie.
What’s this? A book I’ve read?!
For some reason I only gave The Silent Companions 3 out of 5 stars last year and that doesn’t seem right because I distinctly remember really enjoying this Victorian Gothic horror novel set in a creepy house with even creepier furnishings.
I very much miss Marina @ Books of Magic who is taking a semi-perm hiatus and so I’m including one of the books she’s recommended to me as she knows I love fairy tale retelling’s and I love when they go dark.
The best thing about being in a bookish community is the book rec’s and so Tender Morsels has made its way onto my list for a time when the wind is howling and the rain pours down because I feel this book is owed that atmosphere.
What are your thoughts on the above? Anything here that anyone has read and enjoyed? Or alternatively, read and didn’t enjoy?
I’ll see you next week for the hardest letters of them all in our final alphabet themed Top 5 Tuesday!