Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
Just getting started with this, but it has sucked me in right away. The author is giving up the background of the setting and the protagonist in tiny sips, weaving them into the fabric of the story - I love it.
I've chosen this for the Ghost Stories and Haunted Houses square for 2016 Halloween Bingo, as it is set in a mental hospital that is housed in an isolated (haunted?) mansion. It's also a historical fiction set just after WWI. It would have been a good choice for Gothic, as well.
EDIT: also, I think Mary Jane Wells is doing a fantastic job with the narration. I don't think I've heard any of her work before, but I'm definitely going to seek it out.