Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 11th May 2019 #Goodreadsclearout

Posted May 11, 2019 by Zoé in Reviews and Stuff, Should I Stay or Should I Go / 26 Comments

I tell you what I really do love this weekly feature because I love everyone’s comments and enthusiasm for the books whether to keep or not! Last week all the books got a battering! Basically “dump them all” was thrown around a lot! lol.

A couple of books I was told to save, so this week I have saved 2….

So what do we have this week? Multiple books from the same author.


Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 11th May 2019 #GoodreadsclearoutChristine by Stephen King
Also by this author: UR, The Dead Zone, Dolores Claiborne
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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 national bestseller of the ultimate vehicle of terror!

“This is the story of a lover’s triangle…It was bad from the start. And it got worse in a hurry.”

It’s love at first sight for high school student Arnie Cunningham when he and his best friend Dennis Guilder spot the dilapidated 1958 red-and-white Plymouth Fury for sale—dubbed “Christine” by its original cantankerous owner—rusting away on a front lawn of their suburban Pennsylvania neighborhood. Dennis knows that Arnie’s never had much luck in the looks or popularity department, or really taken an interest in owning a car . . . but Christine quickly changes all that. Arnie suddenly has the newfound confidence to stick up for himself, going as far as dating the most beautiful girl at Libertyville High—transfer student Leigh Cabot—even as a mysteriously restored Christine systematically and terrifyingly consumes every aspect of Arnie’s life. Dennis and Leigh soon realize that they must uncover the awful truth behind a car with a horrifying and murderous history. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and heaven help anyone who gets in Christine’s way…

so it is King! The first of 3 this week. It does sound awesome and it’s King!

So over to you… stay or go?


Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 11th May 2019 #GoodreadsclearoutThe Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1) by Rick Riordan
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Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea-except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn't recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What's troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper's gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all-including Leo-related to a god.

Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Fans of demi-gods, prophesies, and quests will be left breathless--and panting for Book Two.

I love Greek Mythology so seems to be a good enough reason to keep it, and I have watched the Percy Jackson film (still need to read the books ssh).

So over to you… stay or go?


Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 11th May 2019 #GoodreadsclearoutFour Past Midnight by Stephen King
Also by this author: UR, The Dead Zone, Dolores Claiborne
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Past midnight, something happens to time, that fragile concept we employ to order our sense of reality. It bends, stretches, turns back, or snaps, and sometimes reality with it. And what happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality shatters, and the glass begins to fly? These four chilling novellas, a feast fit for King fans old and new, provide some shocking answers.

After all, past midnight is Stephen King's favorite time of day....

One Past Midnight: "The Langoliers" takes a red-eye flight from L.A. to Boston into a most unfriendly sky. Only eleven passengers survive, but landing in an eerily empty world makes them wish they hadn't. Something's waiting for them, you see....

Two Past Midnight: "Secret Window, Secret Garden" enters the suddenly strange life of writer Mort Rainey, recently divorced, depressed, and alone on the shore of Tashmore Lake. Alone, that is, until a figure named John Shooter arrives, pointing an accusing finger.

Three Past Midnight: "The Library Policeman" is set in Junction City, Iowa, an unlikely place for evil to be hiding. But for small businessman Sam Peebles, who thinks he may be losing his mind, another enemy is hiding there as well--the truth. If he can find it in time, he might stand a chance.

Four Past Midnight: The flat surface of a Polaroid photograph becomes for fifteen-year-old Kevin Delevan an invitation to the supernatural. Old Pop Merrill, Castle Rock's sharpest trader, wants to crash the party for profit, but "The Sun Dog," a creature that shouldn't exist at all, is a very dangerous investment.

Another King book to decide upon. Four “short” stories, all sound intriguing to me! But is it enough for you?

So over to you… stay or go?


Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 11th May 2019 #GoodreadsclearoutDark Places by Gillian Flynn
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From The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Of Gone Girl

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice" of Kinnakee, Kansas. She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.

So I did enjoy Gone Girl to a point by Gillian and the film. This book seems to come highly rated…

So over to you… stay or go?


Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 11th May 2019 #Goodreadsclearout11/22/63 by Stephen King
Also by this author: UR, The Dead Zone, Dolores Claiborne
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Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away...but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke... Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten...and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.

My last offering of Mr King this week and my god do I want to read this! Not even the 849 pages could put me off this one!!

So over to you… stay or go? (but I am voting stay)


Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 11th May 2019 #GoodreadsclearoutHoneymoon by James Patterson, Howard Roughan
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How does it feel to be desired by every man and envied by every woman? Wonderful. This is the life Nora Sinclair has dreamed about, the life she's worked hard for, the life she will never give up. Meet Nora Sinclair.

When FBI agent John O'Hara first sees her, she seems perfect. She has the looks. The career. The clothes. The wit. The sophistication. The tantalizing sex appeal. The whole extraordinary package - and men fall in line to court her. She doesn't just attract men, she enthralls them. If you dare.

So why is the FBI so interested in Nora Sinclair? Mysterious things keep happening to people around her, especially the men. And there is something dangerous about Nora when Agent O'Hara looks closer - something that lures him at the same time that it fills him with fear. Is there something dark hidden among the unexplained gaps in her past? And as he spends more and more time getting to know her, is he pursuing justice? Or his own fatal obsession?

With the irresistible attraction of the greatest Hitchcock thrillers, Honeymoon is a sizzling, twisting tale of a woman with a deadly appetite and the men who dare to fall for her. In his sexiest, scariest novel yet, James Patterson deftly confirms that he always "takes thrills to the next level" (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review).

Another James Patterson series! What do you think? I like the sound of this one, and it will be interesting to see what else Mr Patterson comes up with!

So over to you… stay or go?


So what do we think of this weeks choices? I do tend to go on a clicking spree of the same author so trying to spread it out!

Until next time xxx

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26 responses to “Should I Stay Or Should I Go? 11th May 2019 #Goodreadsclearout

  1. Okay so… I don’t read Stephen King books – not my genre. But that book Honeymoon looks interesting mostly because I didn’t know that Patterson (I also don’t read him, but my husband has read some of his book) ever collaborated with other authors. If you didn’t adore Gone Girl, then why read more by Flynn? Finally, The Lost Hero I would keep (for you, not me) simply because it is the first in a series and you should give it a try.

    • Zoé

      I love your reasoning for everything! I do like Patterson but just not sure if it’s another book series to start. Flynn was added all in one go before I read it 🤣

  2. Tough this week. I’m sure I’ve read Honeymoon and it’s a quick light read but nothing Earth shattering.
    Christine is ok but I do think he can go in too long sometimes. I liked Four Past Midnight

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