Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Retro Horror - Vol. 9


So Stormi and I have been kind of striking out with this project and I'm sad to say this month wasn't much better either of us.  So looked for a revamped version coming up soon.  I promise it will still be horror related and hopefully it will work better for both of us.  I don't think I've had over a 3-paw rating for any choice this year - how depressing.  So read on for my review of this month's choice and the hop over to Stormi's  at Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! to see how she did with her Bentley Little read.

TITLE: Allhallow's Eve
AUTHOR: Richard Laymon
PUBLISHER: Headline
PUBLISHING DATE: 1985
PAGES: 246
SOURCE: Own Library


FROM GOODREADS: 

The Sherwood house has been deserted since the horrific killing of a local family in the sleepy town of Ashburg. When invitations to a mysterious party to be held there are sent out, nobody is particularly surprised - after all, everyone wants to party in a house of death on Allhallow's Eve.

MY THOUGHTS: So the book starts out in a small little town at the scene of a horrific murder which happened years before.  Right off the bat bodies start piling up so I had high promise for this book.  However, as the book goes on we have a temperamental teenager who grated my last nerve and a local cop who I really loved right up until he proposed to his girlfriend and swore he'd never leave her at the same time he's fantasizing about the motel clerk he just met.  And don't even get me started about the very end.  Apparently not everyone who needed to die did.

This book read really fast and thank heavens it was short.  I loved the premise and felt that the creepy Halloween party in the scary old house really had potential.  But see that awesome look creepy house on the cover?  Well the one in the book was described more like the Brady Bunch house.  In fact, the whole book had me saying "Richard, Richard, Richard."  Also, I know older horror was filled with problematic content and I really expect a lot of descriptions, many degrading, about the female body.  I can usually look past it and take it for what it is but in this book, it became so redundant and unnecessary.

I'm sure I'll eventually try something else by this author as I know so many love him but unfortunately, this wasn't the one for me.

RATING: 2 PAWS


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday - Most Anticipated Releases July - December 2021

 

The top 10 weekly meme used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish they  handed over the reins to That Artsy Reader Girl who can be found HERE.  Each week she will focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading.

This week I am sharing some of my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2021.  This week's topic could also be called "LET'S WATCH OUR TBR EXPLODE"





Faithless - Hunter Shea/Releasing October 21, 2021
I'm always excited to see a new Shea book on the horizon. 

The Book of Accidents - Chuck Wendig/Releasing July 20, 2021.
I must be anticipating this one because I pre-ordered it, something I rarely do.

The Great Gatz - Lauren Baratz-Logsted & Jackie Logsted/Releasing December 7, 2021.
If this one isn't under the Christmas tree this year someone might get hurt!

Stalking Shadows - Cyla Panin/Releasing September 14, 2021.
Gothic Beauty and the Beast retelling?  What's not to love about this one?

Seven-Year Witch - Angela M. Sanders/Releasing August 24, 2021.
The first in this series was one of the best cozy mystery books I've read in a long time.  

Red Wolf - Rachel Vincent/Releasing July 27, 2021.
I love this author and Red Riding Hood retellings.  Plus look at that cover!

Mark of the Wicked - Georgia Bowers/Releasing August 10, 2021.
Witches?  Yes please.

So there you have it.  It may only be 7 but that's because I know all of you guys will have additional ones I need to add to my ever-growing list!



Friday, June 25, 2021

Random Things Tours - The Maidens


 
TITLE: The Maidens
AUTHOR: Alex Michaelides
PUBLISHER: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
PUBLISHING DATE: June 10, 2021
PAGES: 352
SOURCE: ARC

FROM GOODREADS: Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek Tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike—particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens.

Mariana Andros is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge.

Mariana, who was once herself a student at the university, quickly suspects that behind the idyllic beauty of the spires and turrets, and beneath the ancient traditions, lies something sinister. And she becomes convinced that, despite his alibi, Edward Fosca is guilty of the murder. But why would the professor target one of his students? And why does he keep returning to the rites of Persephone, the maiden, and her journey to the underworld?

When another body is found, Mariana’s obsession with proving Fosca’s guilt spirals out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her closest relationships. But Mariana is determined to stop this killer, even if it costs her everything—including her own life.


MY THOUGHTS: I think I'm one of the few people who has not read The Silent Patient but I can assure you, after reading The Maidens, I definitely want to pick it up.  Mariana is living a quiet life as a psychologist in the small home she once shared with her deceased husband.  One evening she gets a call from Zoe, her niece who is studying at Cambridge, that a close friend has been murdered.  Mariana runs to Cambridge to comfort her niece but as more students begin to die, and a mysterious group led by a charismatic leader starts to emerge, Mariana finds herself deep in the middle of the investigation.  But will she like where it heads?

The Maidens was such a quick read.  I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Sometimes I found myself rooting for Mariana and Zoe, and sometimes I cursed them for the secrets they were keeping.  Edward Fosca was the perfect creepy teacher preying on young students and some of the side characters were just enough to keep the reader guessing.

In the end, I can honestly say the twist threw me.  While it did bother me somewhat and I kind of wished it had played out differently, I totally commend the author for the shock factor.  I definitely didn't see it coming which is something I think a lot of us wish for when reading a thriller.  I highly recommend this one which is good because most of the bloggers I follow already have it on their radar.

Small notes - there is a pet death in this one which disturbed me.  However, it happens in a flashback and while I don't fully understand why that made it easier to read about, it did for some reason.  Guess it's just another  quirk of mine.

RATING: 4 PAWS





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alex Michaelides was born and raised in Cyprus. He has an M.A. in English literature from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and an M.A. in screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. The Silent Patient was his first novel and was the biggest-selling debut in the world in 2019. It spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list and sold in a record-breaking forty-nine countries. Alex lives in London.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday (321) - A Double Dog Dose!

 

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.




SYNOPSIS: XK9 Rex is a dog who knows too much. Now his past is gunning for him.


Rex and his Packmates were bio-engineered and cyber-enhanced to be cutting edge law enforcement tools. So smart they’re considered uplifted sapient beings on Rana Habitat Space Station. Rex may be the Leader of the Pack on Rana, but his past is still gunning for him.

Before Rex came to Rana Station, he ran afoul of Transmondian spymaster Col. Jackson Wisniewski. He deliberately flunked out of the espionage program and threatened Wisniewski’s life. Now Wisniewski wants Rex dead. Transmondian agents watch and wait for any opportunity to strike.

Rex takes pains to evade his old enemy. His human partner, Charlie, faces a different struggle. He works to recover from catastrophic injuries – and comes face-to-face with a once-in-a-lifetime love he thought he’d lost forever.

Can Rex and Charlie confront their pasts and secure their futures? Or will events force them to sacrifice everything?

WHY I CAN'T WAIT: I feel like I've been waiting for years for this book.  When Jan contacted me last week and said it was getting ready to roll out, I actually squealed as bit.  And how awesome is that cover?  You can find my review for the first one HERE.

CASSIUS'S PICK:


SYNOPSIS: It's scary being the new dog.

In this suspenseful new series, readers meet Sophie, a dog who can't remember what happened. She doesn't know how she ended up in this house. She doesn't recognize any of these other dogs. She knows something terrible happened but she just... can't... recall... Wait! Where's her lady? It's all coming back to her now, and it's enough to raise Sophie's hackles. Now Sophie has to figure out where she is, what's happening and how she's going to survive this.

They say there's no such thing as a bad dog, just bad owners.

STRAY DOGS is a heartbreakingly adorable suspense thriller by My Little Pony comic artists TONY FLEECS and TRISH FORSTNER. It's Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs.

Collects STRAY DOGS #1-5

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  I'm a very visual dog so I love reading graphic novels with Mom.  I'm super curious about the tag of Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs.  I can't imagine what that's all about.

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK???

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Flame Tree Press Tour - Queen of the Cicadas

 


TITLE: Queen of the Cicadas
AUTHOR: V. Castro
PUBLISHER: Flame Tree Press
PUBLISHING DATE: June 22, 2021
PAGES: 256
SOURCE: ARC

SYNOPSIS: 2018 - Belinda Alvarez has returned to Texas for the wedding of her best friend Veronica. The farm is the site of the urban legend,La Reina de Las Chicharras - The Queen of The Cicadas.

In 1950s south Texas a farm worker- Milagros from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is murdered. Her death is ignored by the town, but not the Aztec goddess of death, Mictecac√≠huatl. The goddess hears the dying cries of Milagros and creates a plan for both to be physically reborn by feeding on vengeance and worship. 

Belinda and the new owner of the farmhouse - Hector, find themselves immersed in the legend and realize it is part of their fate as well.

MY THOUGHTS:  I could make this review really short and just tell you that if you love horror, you need to read this book.  But I'll break it down a tad further.  Belinda travels to Texas for the wedding of her best friend.  She has recently lost her job and is questioning a lot of her life choices.  Belinda soon discovers that the farm B&B where the wedding is taking place was the site of a horrible tragedy in the 1950s.  Drawn to this tragedy in part because of her own heritage and in part because she has found a new friend in the farm's owner, Hector, Belinda sets out to right the wrongs which were done years ago and face the terrors which may await.

I immediately took a liking to Belinda.  She is a flawed character but is very open about her flaws and doesn't pull any punches.  The book is formatted in current day events with Belinda and Hector and flashbacks to the history of Milagros and her brutal murder.  

Parts of this book were truly terrifying and I honestly love to see this made into a motion picture.  Castro's descriptions were horrifying and beautiful - often at the same time.  I loved learning of the legend of La Reina de Las Chicharras and I couldn't read this book fast enough.  Rarely am I disappointed from Flame Tree Press but this book deserves to be shouted about.  So I'm shouting - READ IT NOW!

I can't wait to read more from V. Castro and she is a horror voice to be reckoned with!

RATING: 5 PAWS



ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Violet Castro was born in San Antonio, Texas to Mexican American parents. Since Violet was a child, she wrote short horror stories and was always fascinated with dark fiction beginning with Mexican folklore and the urban legends of Texas. At eighteen Violet left Texas for Philadelphia to attend Drexel University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Political Science and History. 

Violet now lives with her family in the U.K. writing and travelling with her children. She tries to return to the US twice a year to see her parents, three sisters and extended family. 

For More information about her books and other publications, please visit www.vvcastro.com. You can also follow her on Twitterand Instagram @vlatinalondon. 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Random Things Tours - Let's Fly

 



TITLE: Let's Fly
AUTHOR: Giles Fraser
PUBLISHER: Matador Books
PUBLISHING DATE: May 28, 2021
PAGES: 336
SOURCE: ARC

FROM GOODREADS: How do you survive when a lucky break turns out to be the worst thing that ever happened to you?

Nick Hunter is about to find out. He made a colossal mistake when he was barely out of school and now his whole world is in jeopardy as he races against the clock to save his family and his business from disaster.

In 1979 Hunter heads to London, and a squat in Notting Hill, with dreams of musical success. With his fellow squatters he forms a band and they record four short songs before tensions and misunderstandings drive them apart. Nick lies and tells the record company the songs are all his own work. Six years later one of the songs, Let’s Fly, is picked as the soundtrack to a blockbuster movie and Nick makes a fortune in royalties.

In 2017, Nick, his wife Sam and daughter Jen now live in the house opposite his old squat. His successful gig economy, online food business is about to go public, but someone is on his back. Nick is in massive debt and the heavies are closing in. Disasters are befalling the business just at the wrong time. Then Sam is snatched and, with a price on her head, Nick must come up with the money or lose her. With his life and family on the line – and just days to play with - Nick has to stop whoever is destroying his life and come clean with those he loves in order to hang on to everything he holds dear.

MY THOUGHTS: When the book opens the reader sees the main character, Nick, down on his luck after having lost everything. We are then transported back into the 1970's where we learn Nick used to be in a bad which eventually split up and then he made some pretty questionable decisions as life progressed.  Little by little the story unravels and the reader gets a good picture of what exactly led to Nick's miserable position when the tale first opened.  

While I never really loved Nick as a character, it was interesting to see what happened to him.  I love anything related to music so the parts about Nick and his band were extremely enjoyable, even if everyone made some stupid decisions along the way.  I also really liked how Fraser portrayed Nick - flaws and all.

This was a relatively quick read and I would not hesitate to pick up another book by this author in the future. If you like coming of age stories and don't mind a somewhat depressing scenario along the way, then I'd highly recommend Let's Fly.


RATING: 4 PAWS



ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Giles Fraser co-founded and runs Brands2Life, one of the world’s leading PR and communications agencies specialising in the technology and online sectors. He studied under Richard Skinner at The Faber Academy in 2015/16. He lives in Barnes, West London. 


 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Random Things Tours - The Murder of Graham Catton

 


TITLE: The Murder of Graham Catton
AUTHOR: Katie Lowe
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PUBLISHING DATE: June 10, 2021
PAGES: 400
SOURCE: ARC

FROM GOODREADS:

Who do you believe?

The Wife

Hannah Catton: bereaved wife, doting mother, clinical psychologist; says she remembers nothing of the night her husband was killed.

The Suspect

Mike Philips: a 19-year-old repeat offender whose clothing was found at the scene, but who has repeatedly protested his innocence over the 10 years since he was imprisoned.

The Journalist

Anna Byers: host of the famous CONVICTION podcast that has seen numerous prison sentences overturned. She believes the wrong man is in jail, do you?

Someone knows more about the murder than they’re telling. It may have been Hannah’s husband who was murdered, but listeners are about to become judge, jury, and executioner on the new season of CONVICTION.
 

MY THOUGHTS: So basically 10 years ago Hannah's husband Graham was murdered.  Although Hannah was home when it happened, she has no memory of the incident and no one was ever convicted.  Now Hannah and her daughter have moved on - she has remarried, her daughter is older, and Hannah is now a practicing psychologist.  However, a podcast called CONVICTION has decided to look into the cold case, and each episode causes more and more of Hannah's life to unravel.

I love me a podcast book and this one is no exception.  While there definitely is a lot going on in this book, I enjoyed watching everything happening slowly chip away at Hannah's sanity and security.  I liked Hannah but I found I was truly invested in finding out what really happened to Graham.  While this is a somewhat lengthy book, Lowe's pacing was consistent and I couldn't read it fast enough.  Anyone who enjoys a book featuring a podcast element would be doing themselves a disservice if they didn't pick this one up!



RATING: 5 PAWS




ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Katie is a graduate of the University of Birmingham with a BA(Hons) in English and an MPhil in Literature and Modernity, and in 2012 started her blog, Fat Girl PhD - writing about body image, feminism and health. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, and the BBC, as well as a number of media outlets in the US, Canada and Australia. Katie is currently working on a PhD in Female Rage in Literary Modernism and the #MeToo Era. THE FURIES is her first novel.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Random Things Tours - Preacher Boy

 


TITLE: Preacher Boy (The Dr. Harrison Lane Mysteries #1)
AUTHOR: Gwyn GB
PUBLISHER: Chalky Dog
PUBLISHING DATE: June 5, 2021
SOURCE: ARC

FROM GOODREADS:

A MISSING BOY’S BODY FOUND IN WOODS
A SECOND BOY SNATCHED
CAN THE PSYCHOLOGIST WITH A PAST HELP THE CHILDREN WITH NO FUTURE?

When Police find the body of a young boy they fear a Satanic connection and call in Dr Harrison Lane, Head of the Ritualistic Behavioural Crime unit. When a second boy is kidnapped, it becomes a race against time to save him. But he seems to have literally disappeared without trace. It’s down to Harrison to work out who could have taken him and where they’ve gone. The trouble is, the investigation reawakens the dark shadows in Harrison’s own past…

Preacher Boy is the first in the Dr Harrison Lane mysteries, fast-paced crime suspense novels full of murder and intrigue, with a little romance and humour included. Harrison travels all over the British Isles: from the atmospheric Cambridgeshire Fens, north to Durham and to the centre of the City of London, as he solves the crimes hiding behind folklore, superstition, religion, and ritual. 

MY THOUGHTS:  I knew when I saw the synopsis of this book it would be a series I'd want to start. And I LOVE getting into series from the beginning (Type A personality anyone?).  And needless to say, I'm so excited that I jumped on the bandwagon for this one and I can wait for the author's future installment.

I tend to gravitate toward dark and twisty thrillers so when I saw the words "satanic," "ritualistic," and "folklore" I had high hopes.  And I was not disappointed.  When a young boys body is found and a second boy is kidnapped, it's up to Dr. Harrison Lane and his Crime Unit to figure out what is going on before it's too late.  We get to delve into this mystery and are privileged to see the big pictures from various people involved in the tale, rather than from just a few characters POV.  It took me awhile to adjust  to the writing style but overall I couldn't read fast enough and had to know what was happening.

Finally, I have to say that I cannot wait to learn more about Dr. Lane.  He has a unique background in that his father was Native American who was part of the American Shadow Wolves, a unique drug enforcement group and his mother was very Bohemian in nature.  We learn that his mother was murdered which led Dr. Lane to spend his life tracking down evil.  I am sure in future installments the reader will only learn more and more about what makes him tick.

Preacher Boy is wonderful start to a new series.  If you like your mysteries with an element of dark and twisty thrown in, then this is a book for you!

RATING: 4 Paws


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gwyn is an Amazon Top 20 bestselling author. She’s a former UK national TV newscaster and presenter, and journalist for national newspapers and magazines. Gwyn became a journalist because all she wanted to do was write and has finally realised her dream of being a full-time fiction author. Born in the UK, Gwyn now lives in the Channel Islands with her family, including a rescue dog and 17-year-old goldfish.

Gwyn launched her debut novel, Islands as Gwyn Garfield-Bennett in 2016, the romantic suspense book rose quickly into the Amazon top 20. Her first crime mystery series, featuring DI Falle, launched with Lonely Hearts in 2017.
You can find out more about Gwyn at www.gwyngb.com
Or on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GwynGBwriter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GwynGB
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gwyngb/




Thursday, June 10, 2021

Random Things Tour - The Cursed Girls

 


TITLE:  The Cursed Girls
AUTHOR: Caro Ramsay
PUBLISHER: Black Thorn
PUBLISHING DATE: June 3, 2021
PAGES: 256
SOURCE: ARC


FROM GOODREADS:
Megan Melvick has returned home after a three-year absence to visit her dying sister, Melissa, for the last time. As she approaches the grand Scottish country estate where she grew up, the memories come flooding back. Just what did happen on the night of Melissa's wedding five years before? Where has Megan and Melissa's mother disappeared to? And why does Melissa whisper that solitary word before she finally slips away: Sorry. 
In order to overcome her demons, Megan must confront her painful recollections of that terrible night, the night of Melissa's wedding. The night somebody died. But can she really trust her memories? And who is so determined that she should forget?

MY THOUGHTS:  If you are looking for a slower-paced unpredictable, atmospheric read with an intense family dynamic then look no further!  I wasn't sure what I expected when I picked this book up but it surely wasn't the fact that I would devour its contents in less than 24 hours.  Megan Melvick is returning home to her elite family estate because her sister Melissa is dying.  Right from the beginning Ramsay clues the reader into that everything may not be what it appears and then weaves a tale and gives more bite to a story than I ever expected.  We have a missing mother, a dying sister, an elusive father who may love art more than his children, mysterious household staff and a character who I came across to me as a ghost - at least initially.

I really enjoyed this book and although I will warn that its definitely on the slower-paced side, the pacing completely fits the story and actually lent itself to the mysterious atmosphere.  I'm not sure I ever really loved any of the characters, but boy was I interested in them and what secrets they held.
If this sound like something you're interested in, then I definitely recommend you give it a go.  And might I add that I found it to be a perfect rainy day read!



RATING: 4 PAWS




ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Caro Ramsay is the Glaswegian author of the critically acclaimed Anderson and Costello series, the first of which, Absolution, was shortlisted for the CWA's New Blood Dagger for best debut of the year. The ninth book in the series, The Suffering of Strangers, was longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2018.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday (320)

 

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


October 5, 2021


FROM GOODREADS:  Winter, with its unsettling blend of the cosy and the sinister, has long been a popular time for gathering by the bright flame of a candle, or the warm crackling of a fire, and swapping stories of ghosts and strange happenings.

Now eight bestselling, award-winning authors - master storytellers of the sinister and the macabre - bring this time-honoured tradition to vivid life in a spellbinding collection of new and original haunted tales.

From a bustling Covent Garden Christmas market to the frosty moors of Yorkshire, from a country estate with a dreadful secret, to a London mansion where a beautiful girl lies frozen in death, these are stories to make your hair stand on end, send shivers down your spine and to serve as your indispensable companion to the long nights of winter.

So curl up, light a candle, and fall under the spell of The Haunting Season . . .

Featuring new and original tales from:

*Bridget Collins
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Binding
*Imogen Hermes Gowar
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
*Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mercies
*Andrew Michael Hurley
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Loney
*Jess Kidd
International award-winning author of Things in Jars
*Elizabeth Macneal
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Doll Factory
*Natasha Pulley
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
*Laura Purcell
Award-winning author of The Silent Companions 

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I think cold snowy weather is the perfect time to read scary ghost tales so I think this book will be one I definitely have to add to my winter TBR.  Doesn't hurt that it has some fantastic contributors as well.

CASSIUS'S PICK:

September 28, 2021


FROM GOODREADS: Thanks to an accidental phone swap, two adorable rescue pups, and a coffeehouse clash, a holiday flirtation goes to the dogs and hilarity ensues, from New York Times bestselling author Julia London.

All Harper Thompson wants for Christmas is the huge promotion she's worked so hard for--which she should get, as long as her launch of the hip new coffeehouse, Deja Brew, goes according to plan. Jonah Rogers is trying to save his family's coffee shop, Lucky Star, from going out of business, which will be tough with the brand-new Deja Brew opening across the street.

When Jonah and Harper meet for the first time after accidentally swapping phones, their chemistry is as electric as a strand of Christmas lights. He's a tall, handsome, compassionate hunk of engineer, and she's an entrepreneur whose zest for life is very sexy. They love all the same things, like scary movies, greasy food--and most of all, dogs. It's a match made in heaven...until Jonah finds out that Harper's the one about to put him out of business.

Only one coffee shop likely can survive, and a competition of one-upmanship ensues in a battle of the brews. The paws really come out when the local rescue shelter has a fundraiser where local businesses foster dogs, and patrons vote with their dollars for their favorite pup. Harper takes in an adorable old bulldog on behalf of Deja Brew, while Jonah fosters a perky three-legged dachshund for Lucky Star. As the excitement builds for who will be crowned King Mutt and king of the coffee hill, Harper and Jonah must decide if their connection was all steam or if they are the perfect blend.

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT: Mom doesn't know this but this book is  going on her Christmas reading list.  She really has to read first book, Lucky Dog, before that happens though,  If I can figure out how to use my nose and move it up on her Kindle, perhaps I can get her to do that.  And isn't the cover adorable?  Reminds me of Booker T!

WHAT BOOK CAN'T YOU WAIT FOR THIS WEEK???

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday - Books I Read That Made Me Want More!

 

The top 10 weekly meme used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish they  handed over the reins to That Artsy Reader Girl who can be found HERE.  Each week she will focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading.

This week's topic is books I've read which made me want more like them.  Not sure if there's a better way to word this but once I start hopping, I'm sure I'll see what you all came up with and think "Yea, that makes more sense!"



T
After finishing this book from Gatz's POV, I immediately wanted more books told from the family pet.

I'm STILL waiting for the second book in this series so I guess you could say I definitely want more like this!


This book did such a good job incorporating mixed media that now I'm a sucker when I see a book includes podcasts, diary entries, police reports, etc.  BTW, if you haven't read this, go do it!

There will never be another book like Hollow Kingdom (and at the time I read it, I didn't know if there would ever be a sequel) but reading this made me wish there were lots more books out there like this one.  

After falling in love with the book, I decided I need more TJ Klune in my life. And more Lucy.  Please do a sequel!!!!!

So I'm leaving it a 5 this week but I think they are a great 5.  Can't wait to see everyone else's lists this week!

Thanks for visiting Booker T's Farm!