It’s time once again for Connect Five Friday hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.
I’ve been absent for a bit – dealing with both gallbladder problems and now shingles (on my chest and back). It has been a painful two weeks. So, I am a day late to the party.
While reading some recommendations for books, the title of one made me wonder about books that had “clock” in the title. Searching for them lead me to dozens! Here are 5 books with clock in the title, several I plan to read.
The Clockwork Girl by Anna Mazzola
“An intoxicating and darkly immersive story of obsession, illusion and the price of freedom, from the award-winning author of The Unseeing”
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
“In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins.”
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
“In Anthony Burgess’s influential nightmare vision of the future, criminals take over after dark. Teen gang leader Alex narrates in fantastically inventive slang that echoes the violent intensity of youth rebelling against society. Dazzling and transgressive, A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom. ”
Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
“Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-one, the accident that would make her a widow at forty-one. At each of these moments, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others.
So when she receives a phone call telling her that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot and needs her help, she drops everything and flies across the country. The spur-of-the-moment decision to look after this woman – and her nine-year-old daughter, and her dog – will lead Willa into uncharted territory.”
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
“In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.”
The Kate Morton looks interesting, and I think I read the Anne Tyler as I’ve read many by her in the past. I saw the movie A Clockwork Orange years and years ago, and my first thought upon seeing it here was “ugh”. I didn’t like it all, but that’s just me.
Hope you feel better soon. I got my first Shingles shot at the beginning of Covid and then Walgreens told me I would have to wait “until Covid is over” for 2nd. We all know how that turned out. My doctor told me I could try getting the second shot whenever but they were supposed to be within (3?) months of one another so I haven’t bothered. I asked if I could just start over and get the 2 doses and was told no. I have fibromyalgia and arthritis so I really don’t want shingles. Which is a long way around of saying I feel your pain.
Thanks Mia. We held off getting the shot – now I’m kicking myself. Wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy. Take care.
Ugh. So sorry you have shingles, Bev. 😦 I’ve heard how painful they are so I finally got the shingles vaccine last year. I hope it will keep me from getting them. Hope you fully recover soon!
Thanks Lisa. I should have gotten it. But who thinks they are going to get this!
So sorry you’ve had some ill health lately. I know that feeling and it’s no fun!
I read Clockwork years ago and enjoyed it well enough.
Thank you. I still haven’t read that book. One of those shoulds – but can’t bring myself to read it.
I do have The Clockmaker’s Daughter on my shelf but have been sort of avoiding it!!
Oops just reading the comments and now seen your note at the top. I guess all the stress brought those shingles on. I haven’t had them so far but believe they are very painful. I did have a vaccine but not as good as the one you have in the USA. Hope you are feeling a bit better.