Friday Reads 25/09

Today we're talking about what I'm going to be reading over the coming weekend! I do apologise for the unimaginative photo but this week I've been extremely busy with events for both Freshers' Week and Trident Media; so it'll have to do!

Visitation - Jenny Erpenbeck
First on the list is some German translated fiction. I really want to branch out in terms of my German fiction reading which, so far, seems quite androcentric. Therefore, I have compiled a list of Frauen that I wish to read. Erpenbeck is my first foray. Translated by Susan Bernofsky, Visitation sounds super creepy and perfect for the upcoming autumn/winter season. The blurb describes it as 'an exquisitely crafted, stealthily chilling story of a house and its inhabitants, and of a country and its ghosts.' Yes please.

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
I've owned this one for a good while and frankly, I have no idea why I haven't read it yet. Rebecca is an absolute classic within a gothic Cornwall setting. It's really popular in the book review community and I'm itching to read it. As you can see from the above, I'm in the 'chilling reads' mood, so it's been added to the list. I'm hoping for more gothic Jane Eyre feels.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
And the university reading starts creeping in... I'm going to be reading The Hound of the Baskervilles for one of my modules and so - to stay true to publishing order - I would like to read this one first. Unfortunately I'm not a massive fan of the shorter Sherlock stories, so I'll probably be listening to this one on audiobook in the car. I find the audiobooks easier to listen to, they're free, and they're over quick! I'm hoping that this collection will be better than The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, that I didn't really enjoy.

Have you read any of these?