Readathon – Hour 18


  • Books read = 2
  • Pages read = 625

That doesn’t actually sound like great progress for 18 hours, does it?  I have to confess, I took a break last night to watch the GB Ice Hockey game against Hungary (woo hoo!) and I had to get some sleep!

So far I’ve read:

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

into the water

In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.

Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind.

But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.

And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool…

The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

the death house

Toby is a boy who has forgotten how to live.
Clara is a girl who was born to die.

Toby’s life was perfectly normal…

Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House. Isolated from the outside world the inhabitants of are watched for any signs of a mysterious illness…

Clara was a girl who had everything. Adored by her friends and her family, her life was destined for greatness. Now, Clara is the newest resident of the Death House and she’s determined not to allow her life to end there.

This is Toby and Clara’s story. 


  1. I posted about Into the Water on Instagram today and it’s getting mixed reviews so I’m looking forward to your review. Also interested to hear your thoughts on The Death House.

    1. To be honest, I don’t always post reviews from books I’ve read during readathon – maybe mini reviews, but it depends how busy I am with the blog!
      I liked Into the Water, but I didn’t love it like I did The Girl on the Train. It’s a bit confusing as there are so many points of view, and I found the ending to be a bit meh. An enjoyable read overall, but not amazing.
      I really enjoyed The Death House (I think you’ve read it?) – I liked the story, although I did want to know exactly what was going on in the sanatorium, and why the “defective” gene manifested itself in different ways, and why it appeared at different stages of their lives.

      1. Thanks for the mini reviews 😉 I have read The Death House and didn’t like it for the lack of info about the sanatorium, I think I was expecting a much darker story than was told.

        A few people have mentioned there being too many points of view in Into The Water. I received a copy from the publisher so I’ll read it at some point but honestly, I probably never would if I didn’t receive a copy.

    1. Thank you! To be honest, by the end of it, I wasn’t that far behind where I’d expected to be…
      The Death House is good – very interesting, although perhaps aimed at young adults, so not as dark as it could have been.

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