Hey guys! So it is time for my October Wrap-up. I know that this is a bit late. I didn’t end up blogging during the month of November. I still wanted to update you guys on what I ended up reading in October. It did end up being a bit more than I remember. However I did read some short stories and some comics so that is part of it. I honestly felt like I read some of these books a while ago. My brain is definitely shot from this year. I do look forward to 2021 and starting a clean slate. I do hope it ends up being better. Anyway now let’s dive in to see what I read in October!
Hey guys! Once again it is time for the 25 Reads of December. I did want to post this yesterday but I really wanted to do the Top Tuesday. So here I am posting it a day late. I always enjoy this a lot. The 25 Reads of December is done by Riveted. Everyday leading up to Christmas a different book will be free to read for one day. I really love this idea so much. They always include so many amazing books that are in different genres. Also they have a good amount of books that have just recently come out this year.
This year I am not very familiar with a lot of the books on this book. I have only read one of these books which is I Killed Zoe Spanos By Kit Frick. I really enjoyed and recommend listening to on audiobook if you can.
I do find the best way I am able to read these books in a day is when I don’t have anything going on and I’m able to listen to the audiobook. I always try to see if my library has the book before hand. Obviously you don’t have to read these in just a day. I do like that you’re able to start reading it right away. If you do like it you can buy it or even see if you’re library has it. It’s a great way to discover new authors. So let’s dive in to see what I’m going to try to read!
Hey guys, I’m back! I decided I would attempt to do Blogmas this year. Blogmas is something I started doing 2 years ago. It gives me a challenge and I always find it enjoyable. It’s my bookish way of getting into the Christmas spirit. Please bare with me. I haven’t been in the mood to blog and am in a bit of a reading slump. So I’m trying to use this to get myself out of both. Let’s hope this works.
Anyway, it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. The theme for this week is Books I Want to Read Again. I don’t reread books too often. I usually try to read books I haven’t read before. Sometimes though we need that feeling we get from reading our favorite book again. I also will reread if I’m reading a sequel. I need to start doing that more tbh. So let’s dive in !
Hey guys!! I am sorry I haven’t been blogging as much lately. I have been in bit of a blogging slump. I just haven’t been wanting to do posts as of late. I think part of it has to with everything going on right now. I have been reading. I just have been taking a break from social media. Mainly from Twitter. Anyway back to this Tag. The lovely Jenna @ J.K. I’m Exploring tagged me in this. She’s amazing and if you aren’t following her you need. This tag was created by Jordanne @ The Life of A Glasgow Girl (as is the header image). So let’s dive in!
ISBN: 9780778309642, 0778309649
Pages: 352 pages
Publication Date: October 20th 2020
Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense
Where to Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, Indiebound, Books-A-Million, Kobo, Applebooks, and Google Play
Synopsis: The offer is too tempting: be part of a scientific breakthrough, step out of his life for a year, and be paid hugely for it. When ViGen Pharmaceuticals asks Jeremiah to be part of an illegal cloning experiment, he sees it as a break from an existence he feels disconnected from. No one will know he’s been replaced—not the son who ignores him, not his increasingly distant wife—since a revolutionary drug called Meld can transfer his consciousness and memories to his copy.
From a luxurious apartment, he watches the clone navigate his day-to-day life. But soon Jeremiah discovers that examining himself from an outsider’s perspective isn’t what he thought it would be, and he watches in horror as “his” life spirals out of control. ViGen needs the experiment to succeed—they won’t call it off, and are prepared to remove any obstacle. With his family in danger, Jeremiah needs to finally find the courage to face himself head-on.
Author Bio: Jane Gilmartin has been a news reporter and editor for several small-town weekly papers and enjoyed a brief but exciting stint as a rock music journalist. A bucket list review just before she turned 50 set her on the path to fiction writing. Also checked off that list: an accidental singing career, attending a Star Trek convention, and getting a hug from David Bowie. She lives in her hometown of Hingham, Massachusetts.
Hey guys!! So today is my birthday!! I am thankful that I am actually off on my birthday. I will be spending the day watching movies with my boyfriend. Then we plan to go out to dinner with my parents. It’s supposed to be raining today so I am honestly happy with having a nice chill day. I found this tag a while back. Sadly the person whose blog I found this tag on has been deleted. I am excited to be doing this tag. So let’s dive in!
Confessions on the 7:45 By Lisa Unger
Pages: 368 pages
Publication Date: October 6th 2020
Publisher: Park Row Books
Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Adult, Contemporary, Adult Ficton
Where to Buy: Harlequin, Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target, Walmart, Google, iBooks, Kobo
Synopsis: Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Unger returns with her best novel yet. Reminiscent of the classic Strangers on a Train, Confessions on the 7:45 is a riveting psychological thriller that begins with a chance encounter on a commuter train and shows why you should never, ever make conversation with strangers.
Be careful who you tell your darkest secrets…
Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fast and easy. The woman introduces herself as Martha and confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again.
But days later, Selena’s nanny disappears.
Soon Selena finds her once-perfect life upended. As she is pulled into the mystery of the missing nanny, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover.
Expertly plotted and reminiscent of the timeless classic Strangers on a Train, Confessions on the 7:45 is a stunning web of lies and deceit, and a gripping thriller about the delicate facades we create around our lives.
Author Bio: Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of eighteen novels, including CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45 (Oct. 2020). With millions of readers worldwide and books published in twenty-six languages, Unger is widely regarded as a master of suspense. Her critically acclaimed books have been voted “Best of the Year” or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, IndieBound and others. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.
Social Links: Author Website: https://lisaunger.com/, TWITTER: @lisaunger, FB: @authorlisaunger, Insta: @launger, Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18445.Lisa_Unger
Hey guys! I am here with my September Wrap-up. I honestly have no clue where September went. I do feel September was a bit of a weird month for me. I made a bit of an ambitious TBR. Then when the time came to read I found myself not really interested in what I picked out. I also found myself not really wanting to read so I tried to resort to audiobooks. Overall I did find a couple new reads I liked so let’s dive in to see what books those were!
Kingdom of the Wicked By Kerri Maniscalco
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Historical, Mystery, Fiction
Pages: 448 pages
Publication Date: October 27th 2020
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
My Rating : 3 out of 5 Stars
Synopsis: Kerri Maniscalco introduces her next series, a dark tale of a beautiful young witch, a troubled demon, and their epic romance, set against a 19th century Italian backdrop.
Emilia and her twin sister Victoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Victoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to discover who did this, and to seek vengeance at any cost—even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.
Then Emilia meets Wrath, the outlier among the seven demon brethren, always choosing duty over pleasure. He’s been tasked by his master with investigating a series of women’s murders on the island. When Emilia and Wrath’s fates collide, it’s clear this disturbing mystery will take a bewitching turn…
Author Bio: Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats.
She is the #1 NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series and the forthcoming Kingdom of the Wicked.For an extended bio, please read on below!
Hey guys!! I am back with another Movie Monday! I got a bit lazy and didn’t post a August Wrap-up. So I decided to combine the two months. I definitely will end up making it to 100 movies this year. I do plan to watch some spooky movies this month. If you guys have any suggestions on spooky movies please let me know! So let’s dive in to see what I watched in August and September.