TBR Feature #42

Wednesday 22 February 2017

TBR Feature is the chance for me to, every Wednesday, pick one of my unread books and discuss it: why I picked it up, when I'll get round to reading it, if I'm still interested in it at all etc.

Rose Madder by Stephen King

I've mentioned the fact that I want to read all of Stephen King's novels quite a few times on my blog, so it's a bit of a no-brainer that Rose Madder is on my TBR. And, as you can see, this copy was only £2 so it would have been silly for me to pass it up.

This is, however, one of the King books I don't know too much about. I know that it follows a woman named Rose, and I think there's something to do with a painting and that's where the 'Madder' part comes in, but that's about it. Honestly, I don't really want to know any more, as I have this habit of reading the full synopsis for King books and then nothing is a surprise to me once I start reading.

The cover - despite the fact that it doesn't match any of my other King's and I can't peel the sticker off without ripping it - does intrigue me, and it kind of reminds me of the Minotaur from Greek mythology. I'm sure it'll be an interesting read and hopefully it'll end up being one of the better King books I've read.

I'm also hoping to get to it (and a lot of my other Kings) this year, as I'm taking part in a Stephen King read-a-thon that's running for the rest of 2017, and in December I set myself the challenge of reading one King book a month so that I can make some progress on my collection.

Have you read Rose Madder?


  1. All of his books?! Wow, that's a big feat, but I'm sure you'll be able to do it!! I'm actually currently reading my first King book, The Shining for school. I really like his writing style! Good luck Charlotte :)

    1. Minus his non-fiction stuff, yep! I'd say I'm probably a third done with his stuff at this point? But he keeps writing more! :P Ooh The Shining is a good - and scary! one. It was one of my firsts, too, but I found his writing a little odd in it. It's definitely more 'classic King' in that sense.

  2. Ooh, that one's weird! A lot of people don't think it's so good, but I have to admit that I loved it. Much violence, mind - it's centred around domestic abuse.

    1. Violence doesn't scare me in books (just frustrates me) so hopefully I'll be okay with it and will find it to be interesting! Very intrigued as to what's going on with Rose. :)


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