November Wrap Up

I read 22 books this month, lots of good reads,  Pony and Master of Sorrows were my favorites. πŸ“• The Collective ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️️ πŸ“— We are the Brennans ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ πŸ“± The House with 46 Chimneys ⭐⭐ 🎧 Master of Sorrows β­οΈβ­οΈβ­β­πŸ’« πŸ“± The Singles Table β­οΈβ­β­πŸ’«οΈ πŸ“˜ The Wolf Den ⭐️⭐️⭐️ πŸ“± The Whale Library ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ πŸ“• Skin of theContinue reading “November Wrap Up”

πŸŽƒ October Wrap up πŸŽƒ

October for me is always all about baseball playoffs, which also means lots of reading time. I more than overcommitted to reviews this month which meant I didn’t get to as much of my spooky season TBR as I wanted. 😫 But I finished 29 and DNF-ed 1 this month and read what will likely beContinue reading “πŸŽƒ October Wrap up πŸŽƒ”

REVIEW: The Happy Accidents

The Happy Accidents was like watching a season of This is Us. We follow two sisters and their friend as they all confront the stagnation in their lives. One crazy night, they each make a decision which forces them to reassess their lives: careers, relationships, childhood traumas. The story examines gender roles, self acceptance andContinue reading “REVIEW: The Happy Accidents”

REVIEW: The Family Plot

β€œWere you one of those color-outside-the-line sort of kids? That doesn’t mean you’re creative, you know, it means you’re wrong.” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” The Lighthouse family is the Addams Family meets The Royal Tenenbaums. They are quirky, insular, devoted to each other and completely obsessed with murder. The island they live on has been haunted by aContinue reading “REVIEW: The Family Plot”

REVIEW: The Cottingley Cuckoo

I’m really torn on how to rate this one. I LOVED Part I. It was magical and atmospheric and a little creepy. Rose is working at an old folk’s home and meets one of the more difficult residents, Charlotte. Charlotte allows Rose to read a letter from her past to Arthur Conan Doyle about theContinue reading “REVIEW: The Cottingley Cuckoo”

REVIEW: Where the Truth Lies

Where the Truth Lies is a mystery that takes place in a small town full of despicable people. I’m not sure I’ve read a book where I literally disliked everyone, including the victim. When Abi goes missing we get to see how this small town turns against one another as their secrets are slowly revealed. Continue reading “REVIEW: Where the Truth Lies”

REVIEW: Sistersong

Beautiful and brutal. These are the first two words that come to mind after finishing Sistersong. In the vein of the modern mythology re-tellings, Holland pairs beautiful prose with strong women and tragic circumstances to weave a masterpiece. As with all myths and fairy tales, this is a cautionary tale that reminds us the valueContinue reading “REVIEW: Sistersong”

Pub Day REVIEW: The Final Girl Support Group

“After a while, you start to realize that your life isn’t the thing that happens between the monsters, your life is the monsters.” —————————– Grady Hendrix is one of my favorite authors, his creepy creations are just everything for me. The Southern Book Club’s Guide for Slaying Vampires was in my top ten last year,Continue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: The Final Girl Support Group”

REVIEW: Kill All Your Darlings

β€œβ€¦ you have a doctorate, right?β€β€œYes.β€β€œIs it in stupidity? Is that what you studied?” β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- Have I read two books about people who stole the plot of a book this summer? Yes, yes I have. The first one missed a lot of elements for me. This one is exactly what I was looking for. HaveContinue reading “REVIEW: Kill All Your Darlings”

Mid-Year Top 15 : #1-5

Now for the top five of 2020 so far… ordering these was like choosing between favorite children. I hope you’ve enjoyed counting down with me! #5 – Of Women and Salt Powerful women against insurmountable circumstances who persevere. The women in this story are inspirational and I came away feeling so deeply for what immigrantContinue reading “Mid-Year Top 15 : #1-5”