Waiting on Wednesday – My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

October 17, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan BraithwaiteMy Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Published by Doubleday Books on November 20, 2018
Pages: 240
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Format: Hardcover
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Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends.

"Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer."

Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works, is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it. Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite has written a deliciously deadly debut that's as fun as it is frightening.

About Oyinkan Braithwaite

Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo, a Nigerian publishing house, and as a production manager at Ajapaworld, a children’s educational and entertainment company. She now works as a freelance writer and editor. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top-ten spoken-word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam, and in 2016 she was a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Libraries & Bookstores I’d Love To Someday Visit

October 15, 2018 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 13 Comments

Have you ever googled “beautiful bookstores/libraries” before? There are some truly amazing book filled places around the world. I was fortunate enough to visit Trinity College Library in Dublin this past summer and it filled me with the greatest desire to see more beautiful book filled places that manage to take my breath away. Here are just a scant few that I would adore to visit in person someday. 🙂

Zhongshuge in Yangzhou, China
The secret to this optical illusion is apparently black mirrored floors and slightly curved shelves to give the appearance of a “tunnel of books”.

Word on the Water in London, England
A 1920s Dutch barge that was converted into a floating bookstore. Apparently, in the winter there’s even a woodburning stove that’s lit. <3

Mysterious Bookshop in New York, New York
The Mysterious Bookshop is the world’s oldest and biggest bookstore that stocks only mystery, crime fiction, espionage, and thrillers. Sounds like my cup of tea.

The Haunted Bookshop in Melbourne, Australia
This bookshop is full of the paranormal and occult. They also do ghost tours of Melbourne. I don’t know though, their spiders freak me out enough.

Cărturești Carusel Bookstore in Bucharest, Romania
The name translates as “Carousel of Light” which is most fitting for this gorgeous three-story bookstore.

Arthur Conan Doyle Room @ The Toronto Library in Toronto, Ontario
This rare book collection is a dedication to Doyle’s life and all the genres he branched out into but of course all things Sherlock.

Cuypers Library in Amsterdam, Netherlands
This is a research library dedicated primarily to art history, but the building itself is its own piece of art.

Providence Athenaeum in Providence, Rhode Island
Both Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft were said to have visited this place often. Odd, I would have expected somewhere far gloomier.

Seattle Metaphysical Library
They boast a collection of over 13,000 books on topics related to parapsychology, shamanism, magic, and UFOs. Apparently it’s also dreadfully hard to visit what with their odd hours.

Old Bodleian Library in Oxford, England
Pictures of this place make me positively swoon.

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of October 15th, 2018

October 15, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of October 15th, 2018

A Sorrow Fierce and Falling (Kingdom on Fire #3) by Jessica Cluess [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Random House Books for Young Readers

Phantom Wheel: A Hackers Novel by Tracy Deebs [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by HarperTeen

Wind Rider (Tales of a New World #3) by P.C. Cast [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Wednesday Books

Monstrous Devices by Damien Love [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Viking Books for Young Readers

Ogre Enchanted (Ella Enchanted 0.5) by Gail Carson Levine [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by HarperCollins

Unwritten by Tara Gilboy [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Jolly Fish Press

The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide by Chris Colfer [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Disney-Hyperion

The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Tor Books

Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Tachyon Publications

In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

The Wastelanders by K.S. Merbeth [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Orbit

Lionheart (Moonshadow #3) by Thea Harrison [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 15th 2018 by Teddy Harrison LLC

Treason of Hawks (The Shadow #4) by Lila Bowen [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Orbit

The Book of Magic by Gardner Dozois [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Bantam

The Bartered Brides (Elemental Masters #13) by Mercedes Lackey [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Daw Books

The Winters by Lisa Gabriele [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Viking

Shell Game (V.I. Warshawski #19) by Sara Paretsky [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by William Morrow

The Darkness: A Thriller (Hidden Iceland #1) by Ragnar Jónasson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Minotaur Books

The Craftsman by Sharon J. Bolton [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Minotaur Books

Melmoth by Sarah Perry [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Custom House

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Harper

Eureka Mill by Ron Rash [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Hub City Press

The Collector’s Apprentice by B.A. Shapiro [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Algonquin Books

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

Christmas on the Island: A Novel by Jenny Colgan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

One Day in December by Josie Silver [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Broadway Books

Mr. Nice Guy by Jennifer Miller & Jason Feifer [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing

What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Mariner Books

Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Park Row

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Atria Books

Trinity by Louisa Hall [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Ecco

Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel by Jeff Jackson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by FSG Originals

Night Train: New and Selected Stories by Thom Jones [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown by Nathaniel Philbrick [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 16th 2018 by Viking

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Waiting on Wednesday – Phantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the Genre

October 10, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Phantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the GenrePhantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the Genre by Joe Hill, Marie O'Regan, Paul Tremblay, Josh Malerman, John Connolly, A.K. Benedict, Alison Littlewood
Published by Titan Books on October 9th 2018
Pages: 400
Genres: Horror
Format: Paperback
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Also by this author: NOS4A2, Twittering from the Circus of the Dead, The Fireman: A Novel, A Head Full of Ghosts, Bird Box, Black Mad Wheel, Barbed Wire Heart, Unbury Carol

A stunning new ghost story anthology featuring stories from bestselling authors Joe Hill, Josh Malerman, Paul Tremblay and M.R. Carey

The brightest names in horror showcase a ghastly collection of eighteen ghost stories that will have you watching over your shoulder, heart racing at every bump in the night. In “My Life in Politics” by M.R. Carey the spirits of those without a voice refuse to let a politician keep them silent. In “The Adjoining Room” by A.K. Benedict a woman finds her hotel neighbour trapped and screaming behind a door that doesn’t exist. George Mann’s “The Restoration” sees a young artist become obsessed with returning a forgotten painting to its former glory, even if it kills her. And Laura Purcell’s “Cameo” shows that the parting gift of a loved one can have far darker consequences than ever imagined…

These unsettling tales from the some of the best modern horror writers will send a chill down your spine like someone has walked over your grave…or perhaps just woken up in their own.

About Joe Hill

Joe Hill's debut, Heart-Shaped Box, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. His second, Horns, was made into a film freakfest starring Daniel Radcliffe. His other novels include NOS4A2, and his #1 New York Times Best-Seller, The Fireman... which was also the winner of a 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Horror Novel.

He also writes short stories. Some of them were gathered together in his prize-winning collection, 20th Century Ghosts.

He was awarded the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his long running comic book series, Locke & Key, co-created with illustrator and art wizard Gabriel Rodriguez.

He lives in New Hampshire with a corgi named McMurtry after a certain beloved writer of cowboy tales. His next book, Strange Weather, a collection of novellas, is due in fall of 2017.

About Josh Malerman

FUN FACTS ABOUT JOSH

1. Shares a birthday with Amelia Earhart
Is the middle child
2. At 12, got stung on the face by a jellyfish after father convinced him the ocean was safe
3. The Twilight Zone: The Movie was the first horror film he saw
4. Almost always writes as horror movie soundtracks play on the record player (The Howling, Poltergeist, and Zombi 2 are great, but Creepshow is best)
5. Sings for the rock n’ roll band The High Strung
6. Wrote/performs the theme song for Showtime’s Shameless (starring William H. Macy)
7. Has only read two books twice: William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and Stephen King’s The Shining
8. Is a member of the Detroit Zoo
9. Lives with his fianceé (whose head he recently shaved) in Royal Oak, Michigan

About M.R. Carey

Mike Carey was born in Liverpool in 1959. He worked as a teacher for fifteen years, before starting to write comics. When he started to receive regular commissions from DC Comics, he gave up the day job.

Since then, he has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics, writing storylines for some of the world's most iconic characters, including X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR, LUCIFER and HELLBLAZER. His original screenplay FROST FLOWERS is currently being filmed. Mike has also adapted Neil Gaiman's acclaimed NEVERWHERE into comics.

Somehow, Mike finds time amongst all of this to live with his wife and children in North London. You can read his blog at www.mikecarey.net

Some of my favorite authors have stories in this! Can’t wait to hopefully find some new favorites too. 🙂

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of October 8th, 2018

October 8, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 1 Comment

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of October 8th, 2018

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by HarperTeen

Dagger and Coin (Sword and Verse #2) by Kathy MacMillan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by HarperTeen

Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Feiwel & Friends

The Devil’s Thief (The Last Magician #2) by Lisa Maxwell [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Simon Pulse

The Healer by Donna Freitas [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by HarperTeen

Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Amulet

Grenade by Alan Gratz [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Scholastic Press

Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Swoon Reads

A Good Night for Shooting Zombies by Jaco Jacobs [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 11th 2018 by Oneworld Publications

Odd One Out by Nic Stone [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Crown Books for Young Readers

The Mask Shop of Doctor Blaack by Steve Rasnic Tem [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Hex Publishers LLC

Lost Soul, Be at Peace by Maggie Thrash [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Candlewick Press (MA)

The Phoenix Empress (Their Bright Ascendency #2) by K. Arsenault Rivera [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Tor Books

The Rift Coda (The Rift Uprising Trilogy #3) by Amy S. Foster [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Harper Voyager

In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

There Before the Chaos (The Farian War #1) by K.B. Wagers [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Orbit

The Witch Elm by Tana French [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Viking

Holy Ghost (Virgil Flowers #11) by John Sandford [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Ambush (Michael Bennett #11) by James Patterson & James O. Born [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 8th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

Hunting the Saturday Night Strangler by C.M. Wendelboe [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 8th 2018 by Midnight Ink

Power Failure (Jake Ross #3) by Ben Bova [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Tor Books

The Vanishing Box (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery #4) by Elly Griffiths [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Grove Press

The Lies We Told by Camilla Way [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Berkley Books

The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland by Nicolai Houm [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Tin House Books

Godsend by John Wray [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Farrar Straus and Giroux

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Atria Books

November Road by Lou Berney [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by William Morrow

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter: A Novel by Hazel Gaynor [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Girl from Berlin (Liam Taggart & Catherine Lockhart #5) by Ronald H. Balson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

The Girl They Left Behind by Roxanne Veletzos [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Atria Books

Love Is Blind by William Boyd [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Waiter by Matias Faldbakken [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Gallery/Scout Press

Rainsongs: A Novel by Sue Hubbard [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by The Overlook Press

Killing Commendatore (Kishidancho Goroshi #1-2) by Haruki Murakami [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Knopf Publishing Group

Once Upon A Wild Fling (Heartbreakers #3) by Lauren Blakely [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 8th 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Welcome to Paradise (Paradise #1) by Elin Hilderbrand [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Little, Brown and Company

The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Gallery Books

Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Tin House Books

The Reckonings by Lacy M. Johnson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 9th 2018 by Scribner

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Monthly Rundown: September 2018

October 4, 2018 Bonnie Monthly Rundown 5 Comments

Books Read = 17

I managed to read and review this month, yay me. haha I read a total of 17 books this month (3 of them were short stories but I’m counting them) and 5 of them managed to be review books. I ended up DNFing 5 additional review books as well because sometimes, despite your best efforts, sometimes books just don’t work out. After reading 5 and DNFing 5 others, my review pile is in a much more manageable state. I actually cleaned up all of my October review books (which is great since I’m all about the horror at the moment!) How did you guys do this month?

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Re-Reads

Rapid Reviews – Foundryside, Diamond Fire, Night and Silence, Magic TriumphsBest of the Month: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett ★★★★★
I don’t know why I went into this one with the lowest of expectations, but sometimes it can be hard to fall in love with the first installment of a fantasy series, especially when there’s so much worldbuilding involved. Bennett did an amazing job of bringing the world, characters, and a thrilling story to life. Sure this is a chunk of a book but such a great read you’ll be dying for the next installment!

Least Favorite: Dirty Angels (Dirty Angels #1) by Karina Halle ★★18281528
I read and loved Halle’s Artist’s trilogy, where Javier is first introduced, but the introduction to his own spinoff trilogy was very clearly not for me. Halle posts all sorts of trigger warnings about her books and openly admits that her books are dark and violent and not for everyone… but I read dark stories. Dark stories can still be fascinating… but this? Ehh. Just seemed gratuitous and the romance was an eye roll.
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Biggest Surprise: Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them by Jennifer Wright ★★★★★
I picked this one up as an Audible daily deal and while I’m an odd ball and am fascinated by plagues and diseases, I didn’t expect to like this one quite as much as I did. Jennifer Wright’s sense of humor was a fantastic pairing with the more gruesome aspects. Super informative and never dry, Gabra Zackman’s narration was a joy to listen to.

Biggest Disappointment: Wildcard (Warcross #2) by Marie Lu ★★39508596
Warcross was all sorts of fun and I had been looking forward to this release all year. I was worried that because I hadn’t taken the time to do a re-read that I’d be missing out on remembering certain things but Wildcard went a completely different route than I anticipated and I was honestly quite bored the entire time. Which is strange because that’s how I felt about the last Marie Lu series finale… suspicious.

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Waiting on Wednesday – Alien: Echo: An Original Young Adult Novel of the Alien Universe by Mira Grant

October 3, 2018 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday, YA 6 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Alien: Echo: An Original Young Adult Novel of the Alien Universe by Mira GrantAlien: Echo: An Original Young Adult Novel of the Alien Universe by Mira Grant
Published by Imprint on April 9, 2019
Pages: 320
Genres: Sci-fi, Aliens
Format: Hardcover
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Also by this author: Feed, Deadline, Countdown: A Newsflesh Novella

An original young adult novel of the Alien universe

Olivia and her twin sister Viola have been dragged around the universe for as long as they can remember. Their parents, both xenobiologists, are always in high demand for their research into obscure alien biology.

Just settled on a new colony world, they discover an alien threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen. And suddenly the sisters’ world is ripped apart.

On the run from terrifying aliens, Olivia’s knowledge of xenobiology and determination to protect her sister are her only weapons as the colony collapses into chaos. But then a shocking family secret bursts open—one that’s as horrifying to Olivia as the aliens surrounding them.

The creatures infiltrate the rich wildlife on this virgin colony world—and quickly start adapting. Olivia’s going to have to adapt, too, if she’s going to survive...

An Imprint Book

About Mira Grant

Born and raised in Northern California, Mira Grant has made a lifelong study of horror movies, horrible viruses, and the inevitable threat of the living dead. In college, she was voted Most Likely to Summon Something Horrible in the Cornfield, and was a founding member of the Horror Movie Sleep-Away Survival Camp, where her record for time survived in the Swamp Cannibals scenario remains unchallenged.

Mira lives in a crumbling farmhouse with an assortment of cats, horror movies, comics, and books about horrible diseases. When not writing, she splits her time between travel, auditing college virology courses, and watching more horror movies than is strictly good for you. Favorite vacation spots include Seattle, London, and a large haunted corn maze just outside of Huntsville, Alabama.

Mira sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests that you do the same.

Mira also writes as Seanan McGuire.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Kindle Unlimited Horror

October 1, 2018 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 7 Comments

I recently got a 3 month Kindle Unlimited subscription so I’ve been trying to read a few a month at least to take full advantage of my membership. I read two recently that I picked up at random that turned out to be extremely excellent:

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five-stars Kind Nepenthe by Matthew V. Brockmeyer [Purchase]
four-stars Witching Hour Theatre by Jonathan Janz [Purchase]

Sometimes it can be really hard for me to chance it on most indies, but I dug through a bunch of them one day (it was a lesson in not judging books by their cover, let me tell you what) and I came up with ten potentially good sounding ones that I’d love to try for Ominous October. I already have another list of hopefuls for the month in addition to a whole slew of horror movies I’d like to watch, but who knows what can be accomplished. We’ve got a whole 31 days. 🙂

Has anyone read these? Or have any others to recommend instead?

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Bones by Andrew Cull [Purchase]
The Hole by Hye-Young Pyun [Purchase]
Darkest Hours by Mike Thorn [Purchase]
The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies by John Langan [Purchase]
Ravenous Ghosts by Kealan Patrick Burke [Purchase]

The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn [Purchase]
The Switch House by Tim Meyer [Purchase]
Shadows & Tall Trees (Shadows & Tall Trees #7) by Michael Kelly [Purchase]
Welcome to the Show: 17 Horror Stories – One Legendary Venue by Doug Murano [Purchase]
Hannah-Beast (Dark Corners #1) by Jennifer McMahon [Purchase] (There actually seven of these short stories in total that can also be listened to!)

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of October 1st, 2018

October 1, 2018 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 2 Comments

Here’s what’s releasing this week: a blend of YA, Adult, and the occasional Middle Grade. Something for everyone to look forward to! All book purchase links go to their respective Amazon page.
Help support this blog and use the purchase links to get your copy!

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Week of October 1st, 2018

Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Guide #2) by Mackenzi Lee [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Harlequin Teen

Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by HMH Books for Young Readers

The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air #1.5) by Holly Black [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Broken Things by Lauren Oliver [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by HarperCollins

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)

When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by HarperTeen

Swing by Kwame Alexander & Mary Rand Hess [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Blink

Someday (Every Day #3) by David Levithan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #4) by Ransom Riggs [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Dutton Books for Young Readers

Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman [Purchase]
by Neal Shusterman (Goodreads Author), Jarrod Shusterman

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Balzer + Bray

The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Simon Pulse

What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire

Art Boss by Kayla Cagan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Chronicle Books

Me and Me by Alice Kuipers [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Kids Can Press

The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Kids Can Press

After the Fire by Will Hill [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire

The Perfect Candidate by Peter Stone [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The Spy with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers #2) by Katherine Locke [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Albert Whitman Company

The Rising Gold (Beyond The Red #3) by Ava Jae [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Sky Pony Press

Frequency by Christopher Krovatin [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Entangled: Teen

War of the Wilted (Garden of Thorns #2) by Amber Mitchell [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 1st 2018 by Entangled Teen

The Rule of One (The Rule of One #1) by Ashley Saunders & Leslie Saunders [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 1st 2018 by Skyscape

The Summoner’s Handbook by Taran Matharu [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Feiwel & Friends

9 From the Nine Worlds (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard) by Rick Riordan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Disney-Hyperion

The Darkdeep (The Darkdeep, #1) by Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Clash of Beasts (Going Wild #3) by Lisa McMann [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by HarperCollins

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Candlewick Press (MA)

Merlin’s Last Quest (Mice of the Round Table #3) by Julie Leung [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by HarperCollins

Swallow’s Dance by Wendy Orr [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 1st 2018 by Pajama Press

Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Starscape

Bluecrowne (Greenglass House #3) by Kate Milford [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Clarion Books

The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery by P.G. Bell [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Feiwel & Friends

Del Toro Moon by Darby Karchut [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Owl Hollow Press

Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards #1) by Jennifer Estep [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Harper Voyager

An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose #1) by Charlaine Harris [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Saga Press

Saga Volume 9 by Brian K. Vaughan [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Image Comics

Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries #4) by Martha Wells [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Tor.com

Hag by Kathleen Kaufman [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Turner

Mutiny at Vesta (Shieldrunner Pirates #2) by R.E. Stearns [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Saga Press

Uncompromising Honor (Honor Harrington #14) by David Weber [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Baen

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Graydon House

Zero Sum Game (Russell’s Attic #1) by S.L. Huang [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Tor Books

Street Freaks by Terry Brooks [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Grim Oak Press

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Seek: The Strange Case Continues by Anthony O’Neill [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing

The Way of the Shield (Maradaine Elite #1) by Marshall Ryan Maresca [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Daw Books

Dragon’s Code: Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern by Gigi Mccaffrey [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Del Rey Books

War of the Wolf (The Saxon Stories #11) by Bernard Cornwell [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Harper

A Breach in the Heavens (The Godserfs #3) by N.S. Dolkart [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Angry Robot

Devil’s Day by Andrew Michael Hurley [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles #13) by Anne Rice [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Oyster Thief by Sonia Faruqi [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Pegasus Books

The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Thomas Dunne Books

Out of Season (Rocco Schiavone #3) by Antonio Manzini [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Harper Paperbacks

The Stranger Game by Peter Gadol [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Hanover Square Press

Under My Skin by Lisa Unger [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Park Row

The Antiquities Hunter (A Gina Myoko Mystery #1) by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Pegasus Books

The Hollow of Fear (Lady Sherlock #3) by Sherry Thomas [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Berkley

The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Canongate Books

The Dead Ringer (Agatha Raisin #29) by M.C. Beaton [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Minotaur Books

The Spellbook of Katrina van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow by Alyssa Palombo [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by St. Martin’s Griffin

News of Our Loved Ones by Abigail DeWitt [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Harper

Heresy by Melissa Lenhardt [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Redhook

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by ECW Press

The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Berkley Books

When the Men Were Gone by Marjorie Herrera Lewis [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by W. W. Norton Company

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Ballantine Books

Jean Harley Was Here by Heather Taylor-Johnson [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Arcade Publishing

Virgil Wander by Leif Enger [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Grove Press

The Sadness of Beautiful Things: Stories by Simon Van Booy [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Penguin Books

In Pursuit: The Hunt for the Beltway Snipers by David Reichenbaugh [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Foreedge

A Dream Called Home by Reyna Grande [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Atria Books

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Dutton Books

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir by Nicole Chung [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Catapult

France: A History by John Julius Norwich [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Atlantic Monthly Press

There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir by Casey Gerald [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Riverhead Books

Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War by Eric Dezenhall [Purchase]
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Twelve

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September 30, 2018 Bonnie Sunday Book Haul 3 Comments

Last Week’s… Posts

Last Week’s… Book Mail

For Review
Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor [Purchase]
The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff [Purchase]
Sherwood by Meagan Spooner [Purchase]
The Binding by Bridget Collins [Purchase]

Last Week’s… Obsession

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I usually have a hard time with podcasts because in my mind, if I have the time to listen to a podcast, I should really be listening to a book. Ahh, the struggles of being something of a productive book blogger. Well, last week I finally decided to dedicate some time to finishing season 2 of Serial (waaayyy behind, I know) so that I can get around to the newest season eventually. I also took the time to clean up all the dozens of podcasts I was subscribed to so that I can make picking a podcast less overwhelming when I do get the urge. I got rid of all of my “fictional” podcasts because those are super not my thing. A few of the podcasts that made the cut: Serial (of course), Criminal, Casefile, Death in Ice Valley, and a new addition (because I loved Dirty John so much) Dr. Death.

Do you listen to podcasts? Have you listened to any of these?

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