Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon (Autumn 2018) – Book Bingo (Week 3)

Saturday, 13 October 2018

The creator of this book bingo said this week would be the most difficult and holy shit, she wasn't joking.


A Book With a Romance
Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before: of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.
Reason: Honestly, I am cheating a little bit with this one because, even though it is regarded as one of the shining stars of the genre, I found it to be as romantic as bloody Lolita.


A Book Written in First Person
The Reckoning, Clár Ni Chonghaile*
In a cottage in Normandy, Lina Rose is writing to the daughter she abandoned as a baby. Now a successful if enigmatic author, she is determined to trace her family’s history through the two world wars that shaped her life. But Lina can no longer bear to carry her secrets alone, and once the truth is out, can she ever be forgiven?
Reason: A compilation of Lina's letters to her estranged daughter, Diane.


A Children's or Middle Grade Book
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Simone de Beauvoir, the great French philosopher, in this true story of her life. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
Reason: This one is a repeat from last week, but only because I loved it so much that I just couldn't wait to read it aloud to the children of my cousins. 

Read a Full Book Not At Home
Number 4 Euston Square was a respectable boarding house, well-kept and hospitable, like many others in Victorian London. But beneath this very ordinary veneer, there was a murderous darkness at the heart of this particular house. On 8th May 1879, the corpse of former resident, Matilda Hacker, was uncovered by chance in the coal cellar. The investigation that followed this macabre discovery stripped bare the shadow-side of Victorian domesticity, throwing the lives of everyone within into an extraordinary and destructive maelstrom. For someone in Number 4 Euston Square must have had full knowledge of what had happened to Matilda Hacker. Someone in that house had killed her. How could the murderer prove so amazingly elusive?
Reason: I've been back and forth on the train to Leeds this week and this fast paced Victorian mystery was my constant companion.


*Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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