I had a really tough time choosing my BOTM this month. There were so many good choices! But I finally settled on The Family Upstairs. #BOTM
So my team is, unsurprisingly, getting clobbered. It‘s 42 to 0 and it‘s not even the fourth quarter yet. Time to bring out my reading material, which is much more satisfying than this game.
The Missing Years ebook is on sale for $1.99! I loved this book and gave it 5 stars. It‘s another perfect fall read with just enough creep factor to get you in the mood for Halloween. It‘s set on a creepy manse in a rural town in Scotland. It‘s even got a guy named Jamie in it. I recommend you snap up this ebook deal and read it this weekend with a pumpkin spice latte. :)
Rules for Vanishing is the perfect fall read to get you in the mood for Halloween. It follows Sara and her group of friends as they enter the Briar Cliff forest in search of Sara‘s missing sister, Becca. The fictional legend of Lucy Gallows plays a big part in the book, adding to the creep factor. I loved this YA book and hope you will, too!
This might be an #unpopularopinion but I DNF‘d The Priory of the Orange Tree. I got 40% of the way through the 900+ page book and still had no idea what the titular organization even was. Plus I really didn‘t have much connection to the main characters. Life is too short to stick with a book I don‘t enjoy, so I bailed.
I was immersed in the flooded post-apocalyptic world of After the Flood. Although it deals with such weighty themes as grief and motherhood set against the backdrop of the fall of civilization, it still manages to be hopeful. It‘s a real page-turner. 5 ⭐️‘s from me. Thank you for the ARC, @WilliamMorrowBooks
I am a few hours into my first Stephen King novel, 11.22.63. Thank you to @Samplergal and @Readage for the recommendation. I‘m loving it so far! It seems to be just what I needed to get through the drudgery at work right now.
I have a confession: I‘ve never read a Stephen King novel. Never. It‘s time that I remedy that, but I don‘t know where to start. Comment with which book you think I should read first, and the Stephen King novel with the most votes will be the next book I start. 😀
I got to see Katherine Center tonight at my local indie bookstore, Midtown Reader. It was so much fun to listen to her speak. She is a NY Times bestselling author with a movie adaptation starring Josh Duhamel in the works, but she was so kind and relatable. Her new book, Things You Save in a Fire, came out last week. I highly recommend it. Giveaway coming up soon, so stay tuned!
I admit I was not looking forward to the #comicorgraphicnovel prompt for #booked2019. Saga blew me away! It‘s so good that I stayed up way past my bedtime so that I could finish the first four volumes in one day. I might be hooked on graphic novels now.
This quote from Jenny Lawson‘s Furiously Happy kept popping into my head on Tuesday as my family and I traveled back home from our vacation in Maine. The airport and our flight were full of jerks. This quote helped me keep my cool (somewhat)!
Also, this book is amazing and hilarious and you should read it. Be prepared to LOL.
Yaaaasss! I won my second Goodreads giveaway ever. I went like 5 years without winning a single one and now I‘ve won two in the past few months. Someone pinch me! I‘m really excited to read this one, A Golden Fury. 💕💕💕
Quite simply, this book is incredible. It‘s certain to be one of my favorites of the year. The author explores female desire by telling the stories of three women: Maggie, Lina, and Sloane. These stories could have come from your friends, neighbors, coworkers. They are heartbreaking and captivating all at once. Suffused with pathos, this is not one to miss!
Got this a while back in the Prime Book Box for my two year old. It‘s a hit! He asks me to read it to him at least 3 times a day. It‘s a cute little board book about the day-to-day tasks of a dump truck and its driver, Hard Hat Pete. It‘s great for toddlers who are into trucks and construction.
Wicked Fox took me on YA Fantasy ride through Seoul. It follows Gu Miyoung, a gumiho (nine-tailed Fox), and Jihoon, a teenage boy. Gumiho must kill men by stealing their energy to survive. Fate throws Miyoung and Jihoon together when Miyoung saves Jihoon from a goblin attack. In the process Miyoung loses her bead, her gumiho soul. She and Jihoon must work together to get it back to Miyoung. Excuse me while I go plan my trip to Seoul!
It‘s a beautiful day for reading at the beach! This is my current read, set in Sweden. An 18 year old girl is arrested for murder and her parents are devastated. #beachread #summerreading #anearlynormalfamily #celadonbooks #arc
I‘m not very familiar with Loretta Lynn‘s music, but I really needed a book that #featuresamusician for #booked2019 and #writtenbyamusician for #pop19. This one looked most promising. The audio is read by Sissy Spacek and is excellent. Some of the stuff was hard to believe, like Loretta getting married at 13 and being a grandma at 29, but overall it was an enjoyable book. Now I‘m off to listen to some Loretta Lynn!
Some lunchtime reading. A young woman inherits a creepy manse in Scotland? This seems right up my alley!
This is my #CliFi pick for #Booked2019 and I loved it! I wasn‘t expecting to, honestly. Neal Shusterman is an amazing author. Dry is about a group of teens searching for water after upstream states cut off California‘s access to the Colorado River during a terrible drought. It‘s a slow build to realistic seeming disaster.
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I have a problem. I can‘t stop buying books! But honestly, who could say no to these three? These are my May #BOTM picks. I‘m especially excited about We Hunt the Flame.
Cape May gave me serious Great Gatsby vibes! Effie & Henry are on their honeymoon in 1950‘s Cape May. It‘s the off season, so they are bored and lonely until they fall in with a glamorous, free spirited crowd. Cape May is an exploration of love, adultery, and their consequences.
As you can see from the graphic (credit: Celadon Books), Effie & Henry have a booze soaked honeymoon!
I wanted to like this novel. I expected it to be heart-wrenching given the subject matter. It was not heart-wrenching. It was dull.
In LaRose, a hunter accidentally shoots and kills his neighbor‘s son. The hunter & his wife give the grieving family their son, LaRose, to raise.
I don‘t really have anything to say about LaRose other than it was boring. I own one other Louise Erdrich book, which I am now hesitant to read.
Holy cow! I actually won a Goodreads giveaway for the first time ever! I have been entering these giveaways for years and had given up hope. I am so excited! 🎉🥳🎉
Meghan Gerard is sick. Even though the doctors can‘t figure out what she has, Meghan and her mom, Becky, are sure it‘s something serious. A new team of doctors aren‘t so sure: they think Becky has Münchausen syndrome by proxy. What follows is a sensational struggle for the truth. Once I started I couldn‘t put it down! Thank you, @StMartinsPress for the ARC! #SavingMeghan #ProtectMeghan #BelieveBecky
This was an adorable friends-to-lovers romance. I enjoyed it even though it was extremely predictable. It was a quick listen on audio and the witty banter kept my giggling. After all the depressing books I‘ve read recently it was nice to read a more lighthearted book. I will be checking out more Christina Lauren books for sure. #Booked2019 #SocialMediaFocus
Happy book birthday to Redemption Point! It‘s the second book in Candice Fox‘s Crimson Lake series. I‘m currently reading book one and loving it. Murder mysteries set in Australia? Yes, please!
I went on a business trip and promptly got sick. Thank goodness I had Naked In Death queued up on audio to distract me from how bad I felt. It‘s the first in a romantic suspense series set in 2058 in NYC. Eve Dallas, the MC, is a detective assigned to investigate a series of heinous murders on prostitutes (a legal profession in the US in 2058). I will definitely be continuing the series. #femaledetective #booked19