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Godpants

Joined January 2019

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The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers
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The Vorrh by Brian Catling
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Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
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It‘s the year 2000 and Agnes is selling an antique apple peeler on QueerList.org. She can‘t make rent, her missive around the history of the peeler catches the attention of Zoe.

A fervent IM communication starts, a relationship forms. What starts as a flirtatious game turns into a perverse Master/Slave scenario, with Zoe pushing Agnes beyond her limits

What have you done today to deserve your eyes?

ericarobynreads 🤘🤘 1y
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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March Round Up Part 3: After a mostly lackluster bunch of Reese picks I was surprised by how much I loved The Sanatorium. Girl in 6E was not my usual bag but I really enjoyed it, and The Girls Are All So Nice Here was a crazy cruel campus novel. Maniac is a mess so skip that and read the wiki on the Bath Massacre instead.

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March Round Up Part 2: another really solid group of reads ranging from 3-4 stars except for The Serpent‘s Skin which was impossibly slow. It‘s one of the most boring books I have read in awhile.

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The Project | Courtney Summers
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March Round Up Part 1: I really slacked on posting here but I read a lot this month. Most of these were great except The Girl in the Mirror that I hate finished.

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The Burning Girls | C. J. Tudor
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I‘m seeing so many great reviews for this one. Tudor is a little hit and miss for me, so I‘m hoping this one works for me.

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Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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February Round Up 2: I ended up reading so many cannibalism books this month but the one that‘s the most memorable is Tender is the Flesh. If you want to feel stressed out beyond belief check out The Savage Instinct when it comes out.

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Ring Shout | P Djeli Clark
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February Round Up 1: overall this month was a lot of fun more hits than misses. Ring Shout is the absolute highlight though.

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I just started this, and read 100 pages straight. It‘s so good so far.

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This has been on my TBR for a long time and I‘m having a bad day (already) so hopefully turns my mood around.

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Summerwater | Sarah Moss
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Moss is so good at writing the hypnotic nature of ennui. This didn‘t work as well for me as Ghost Wall but it‘s a short character study.

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Coffin Shadows | Glen Krisch, Mark Steensland
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I‘ve only recently heard about Silver Shamrock Publishing but I‘m obsessed with their cover design.

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Reception | Kenzie Jennings
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The family drama that turns into a chaotic cannibalistic bloodbath is a lot of fun. Jennings is so good at writing familial relationships that the surprise ending hits really hard. I do have a few concerns that the twist doesn‘t entirely work, but it‘s a great read either way.

vivastory I recently read her story in Worst Laid Plans. I really liked it 2y
Godpants @vivastory I‘ve been meaning to check out that collection! I‘ve also seen people raving about her splatter western Red Station so I‘ll probably get a copy of that soon. 2y
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Gerald's Game | Stephen Book
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I haven‘t read a whole lot of King as an adult. Gerald‘s Game is one that I‘ve seen many of my favorite authors and book pals say is their top King, so I‘m going to give it a try. Perfect timing that my hold came in time for #horrorin24

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Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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After my last cannibalism foray left a bad taste in my mouth (SORRY) I am pleased to say that this one blew me away. The almost clinical descriptions of absolute horror really stuck with me. Incredible book.

FantasyChick Ooooh Stacking! 2y
Cathythoughts Great review ! I‘m nearing the finish line of this one . 2y
Godpants @FantasyChick it‘s really fantastic! 2y
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Godpants @Cathythoughts thanks! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 2y
BarbaraBB Totally agree! A fabulous book! 2y
Godpants @BarbaraBB so good! 2y
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Dead Inside | Chandler Morrison
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Well. I didn‘t like this. It wasn‘t the extreme horror elements it was the actual writing. It‘s super tedious and repetitious to the point where any of the shocking events are tamped down because they‘re super predictable. Or maybe I‘m just really gross? Anyways. I can‘t recommend it.

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Fallen | Karin Slaughter
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As a huge fan of the Will Trent series, there is bound to be a book that isn‘t as strong as the rest. I still flew through it but it‘s one of the less interesting installments

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Reception | Kenzie Jennings
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I bought this last month since it was so well liked on bookstagram. I saved it for a read along that started today (Happy Vday Pals!) so I‘ve now unintentionally read 3 cannibalism books this week. 🤷‍♀️ oops!

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After an incident in New York that expelled her from the theatre world, Cass is ready to reset in LA. She‘s given an opportunity to be someone else, Cath, while working with a neighbour on a “feminist Fight Club for girls.” While living as her new gentler self, she discovers the layered lives we all present. Really great stuff.

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Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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I‘ve been wanting to read this book for awhile now, and decided to save it for Women in Horror month. Has anyone else checked this one out?

vivastory Yeah...it sticks with you. I didn't like it quite as much as others, I think it felt a bit underdeveloped, but I also didn't want to spend anymore time in that world. 😂 2y
TheLibrarian Yes! I really enjoyed it and it definitely will stick with you. 2y
BarbaraBB I loved it 🤭 2y
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Godpants @vivastory ha! Yeah reviews are all over the place on this one! I‘m always happy to see different opinions. 2y
Godpants @TheLibrarian this is the second book this month with cannibalism in it. I did not intentionally pick this theme, lol. 2y
Godpants @BarbaraBB haha, it‘s always a complicated feeling loving “disgusting” books isn‘t it. 2y
TheLibrarian Haha no judging here! I was describing the book to my husband as I was reading and he asked what was wrong with me 😂 2y
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I‘ve been meaning to read this one for awhile now. I‘m happy to crack it today.

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Bloodline | Jess Lourey
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I think reviews on this one are pretty mixed but I loved this fresh take on Rosemary‘s Baby + Stepford Wives.

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Ring Shout | P Djeli Clark
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I can‘t stop thinking about this book. It‘s just so powerful and the perfect blend of black magic and body horror. I really think everyone should read it.

kyraleseberg This was my favorite book last year! I still think about it almost daily! 2y
Godpants @kyraleseberg I‘m recommending it to everyone! I really hope that we get more Maryse in the future! 2y
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Dead Inside | Chandler Morrison
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I‘m reading this as part of the Queens of Horror book club. I‘ll be honest, so far it‘s pretty disgusting and I feel like the writing is a little tedious. I‘m a huge horror fan but I sometimes find “extreme” horror can be a little lame.

TheNeverendingTBR Love this cover, heard the book is also good; so I'll need to read it! 📚 #stacked 2y
Godpants @TheNeverendingTBR the cover is great, but I‘m not convinced I can recommend it. Haha. 2y
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Another super strong collection of short stories... maybe I‘ve just had bad luck with them in the past because both collections I‘ve read this year have been great.

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Broken | Karin Slaughter
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Having started the Will Trent series further along, I‘m always fascinated to see how the relationships built into the place they are now. Another immensely enjoyable addition in this series.

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Summerwater | Sarah Moss
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Ghost Wall was a favourite read of mine from 2018, so I don‘t know how I missed finding out that this came out in 2020.

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Bloodline | Jess Lourey
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Only the essentials for work today.

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Broken | Karin Slaughter
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Maybe it‘s weird, but I find the Will Trent series to be so comforting to listen to. I love the characters in this series and even though they‘re dealing with repulsive crimes I just find it soothing to be in that world again.

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So rarely do I get to read something where a character and I have the same name. Just starting this one.

batsy This is on my radar! Sounds good and I love the cover, too. 2y
Godpants @batsy the cover is gorgeous! 2y
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January Round Up 2: Good Neighbors is going to stick with me for awhile. Most of this was good, and weirdly enough the biggest disappointment for me was the new Gardner thriller.

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The Loop | Jeremy Robert Johnson
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January Round Up 1: I‘m making an effort to read more horror and write real reviews this year. The Loop was so good. Was disappointed in the new Unger.

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Ring Shout | P Djeli Clark
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Finally starting this one today! I can‘t wait.

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My Soul to Keep | Tananarive Due
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This was a really interesting story about immortality. I did struggle with Dawit/David‘s character and believing a 500 year old person would behave the way he did though. I‘d tried reading this before and had a hard time getting into it, but second time was the charm. Will probably check out the sequel at some point.

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Every Last Fear | Alex Finlay
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Overall I think that this is a solid thriller. However, there are a few sloppy logic jumps in order to push the narrative in a very set direction, which takes this one from a 4 to a 3.5. If you end up reading it let me know what you think. Thanks to St Martins and NetGalley for this ARC.

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The Doll's Alphabet | Camilla Grudova
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I‘m not usually a short stories fan but I really enjoyed this collection of uncanny tales.

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Ring Shout | P Djeli Clark
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Should one of these skip to the top of my TBR pile? Also... we got so much snow today.

Soubhiville I loved Ring Shout. 2y
Godpants @Soubhiville glad to hear that! I feel like I‘ve been waiting for my hold to come available for so long. 2y
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Is it too early to say that this is going to be one of the best books I‘ll read in 2021? This domestic thriller was so tense it made me squirm the whole way through.

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Every Last Fear | Alex Finlay
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I think the funniest part about reading ePub ARC‘s is the diversity of how they are formatted. This wee title page as cover is something I haven‘t seen yet. 😆

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I‘m not usually into short stories but this is the second collection I‘m reading this month.

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My Soul to Keep | Tananarive Due
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I tried listening to this audiobook last year and just wasn‘t in the mood I guess, because today I am fully involved in the story.

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These Violent Delights | Micah Nemerever
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Two books were published with this name last year, and I accidentally checked the wrong one out. What an excellent mistake I made as this story of loneliness and obsession resulting in murder was so good. I am not familiar with the case it was loosely based on.

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Comparisons to Shirley Jackson and Celeste Ng? Yes please!

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I finished this one last night and I‘ve been thinking about it all day. I‘ve never seen a werewolf story tied to bipolar disorder but it works in such an interesting way. Big recommendation here. (Also: please read this so we can talk about it.) Thanks to Wicked Run and Netgalley for the ARC.

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Song of the Sandman | J-F. Dubeau
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Finally started this ARC In bed last night. Can‘t wait to see what happens next.

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These Violent Delights | Micah Nemerever
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Turns out this is a VERY popular book name! I started this one last night on my walk home from work and I‘M HOOKED! It‘s such an interesting story and I love not knowing where it‘s going.

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Crossings | Alex Landragin
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I really took my time with this one and it was so worth it. Super complex and dense. I followed the Baroness sequence which meant a lot of flipping around the book, which I think works really well with the nature of the story. It was unmooring to not know where the end is.

Soubhiville Wasn‘t this a neat book? Someday I‘m going to go back and read the baroness sequence, I read it cover to cover. 2y
Godpants @Soubhiville incredible. I‘m so curious what it would‘ve been like to read it straight through. I‘ll definitely have to go back and do that. 2y
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The Doll's Alphabet | Camilla Grudova
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Trying to get through my holds pile before they‘re all due. I‘ve heard this short story collection is super unsettling.

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Thank you Net Galley and Dutton Publishing for this ARC. Maybe my expectations were too high, but this didn‘t feel up to the quality I normally expect from Gardner. It‘s definitely a page turner but Frankie doesn‘t feel like a fully flushed out character and there are some weird plot decisions. The first chapter is also so bad that I almost quit before the story even really started.

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Out of all of the famous monsters, werewolves are probably the ones I‘m least interested in, but this one sounds awesome. Excited to start this ARC.

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Orange Eats Creeps | Grace Krilanovich
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I‘ve had this one in my TBR for so long, and I‘m happy to see that my library got an audiobook version since I‘m drowning in ebooks right now.