TBR: September 2020

September 2020 TBR list: I haven’t made a TBR list in some time, the last time I did it for dual months, now I ‘m confident in my reading and my work schedule.  Here is what I will be reading this month.

The Invention of Sound by Chuck Palahniuk, this is a novel that I have already finished and placed my review it is released to the public on September 8th 2020.  The story is a crazy one that connects a serial killer, a Foley artist, con men, and a grieving father of a lost daughter. The Invention of Sound is written by the writer of Fight Club, check it out.

Goosebumps Be Careful What You Wish For… by R. L. Stine this book is number 12 in the original series order.  I have already read this book as well, I t was clever writing but with no real scares. This is my latest review.

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir – The cover drove me to this book, probably one of the most haunting yet beautiful covers.  After the cover awed me I started reading the reviews and book descriptions.  Lesbian Necromancer is how a character in the book was described, which is pretty much all I needed to pick up the book. The main character was described as MTV’s Daria in a action packed Science Fiction involving necromancy.

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell – I have seen this book blow up the blogosphere and was the top five of a lot of mid-year list in July.  Stephen King and Gillian Flynn have both wrote blurbs about it.  Friends have told me, it is best to know as little as possible going in.

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco – This is book four of the Stalking Jack the Ripper Series.  I have reviews for all three novels and a in-between short story bridging the gap into Capturing the Devil.  The covers are gorgeous for all these books.  The story follows Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell two apprentices in early forensic science in the late 1880’s- 1890’s.  There’s romance, danger, and murder all through out this book series.    I was drawn to the cover and the staff reviews at Barnes and Noble for the second in the series.  This is the final book in the Stalking Jack The Ripper Series.

The Trials of Koli by M. R. Carey – This is the second book in the Rampart Trilogy.  I was blown away by the heart and the originality of the first book ,The Book of Koli, that I had to read the second one.  The premise is in future trees have taken over, they can walk and kill, society lives in shelter and relies on old technology to protect.  Koli dreams of being a technology user, but not knowing about technology he doesn’t know the system is rigged, with voice commands and fingerprint analysis.  He finds out and steals what ever he can find to make work he want’s a weapon, but what he gets is … a device that know one would think to use as a weapon, but in Koli’s hands he turns it into one.  This book is an ARC and comes out on 9-15-20.

InJustice: Gods Among Us Year Five Volume 3 by Brian Buccellato – This series is based on the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us.  In the series it ask what would the world turn into if superman lost everything and started killing his enemies and anyone who did not see the world his way.  Batman with his no kill code, is against this and friends become foes as the Justice league is broken up and heroes take sides.  This is Graphic Novel 11 in the series so far and the last Volume before InJustice 2 starts. I have reviewed all ten before it on my site.

Goosebumps Piano Lessons Can Be Murder by R. L. Stine – This is Goosebumps 13 in the original series order.  I  have enjoyed reading these, and have a gotten a great response from my followers that have enjoyed reminiscing with me.  This book I can barely remember the episode from the Goosebumps TV show, so I will be mostly blind going into to this book, which is preferred.   

TBR: August/September 2019

Hello readers, I’m back with another TBR for August/September, My last one was in October of 2018, which was a little bit of a disaster, darn work got in the way.  But this month I’m pretty safe and wanted to give fellow readers and followers insight to what I’m looking to read.

Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King and Ben Vincent – is a excellent horror collection featuring new and old short stories all about flight and the horror that comes with it.

Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James – is an African fantasy novel, that delves into African folk lore.  It is about a group of beings that are sent on a mission to track a missing boy that might or might not have powers of his own.  This is the first of a trilogy.  I’m half way through it, it is written really well and deals with a lot of issues mainly LGTBQ issues, but dips in to feminism, and family struggles.  The word are great and spoken like poetry with lots of hidden meaning so it is taking me a little time to get through it.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein – I want to read this before the movie comes out next week, starring Kevin Costner, Milo Ventimiglia, and Amanda Seyfried.  This is a book told from a perspective of a dog as his owner is a race car driver and life happens.

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly – This book is about three separate women’s journeys through the events of World War II.  It’s fiction but based on real character’s, my girlfriend recommended it, and our taste are similar.

The Girl with All the Gifts and The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey – I’ve heard only good things about this series that take place in the same world and involves kids with special powers.  Joss Whedon creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer says they are can’t miss.

Goosebumps The Curse of the Mummy by R.L. Stine my quest to read the goose bumps books in order continues, I will also read Say Cheese and Die but that is on my kindle.

IT by Stephen King – This has been on the list to read for quite some time, and I really want to read it before IT Chapter 2 comes out on September 6th. I loved the first one so much I find no better time than to read it.

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Dark Age by Pierce Brown – Which is book 5 in the Red Rising series I was a huge fan of the first three, the forth was good but, not as good as the others, I still look forward to this series and am 2 people behind checking it out at the library.

The Passengers by John Marrs – a netgalley read about a plot where driverless cars kidnap separate people all to play a sinister game, this book has already came out in England and has Garnered some incredible reviews, very much look forward to this one that releases on August 27th in America.

Say Cheese and Die By R. L. Stine the forth Goosebumps book in the original series, it is the adapted TV episode that featured a young Ryan Gosling in it.



TBR: October 2018 Reading with My Eyes

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson – This was my Nonfiction of the Month for September,  I’m more then half way and really enjoying  this incredible theft of rare and extinct dead birds for there feathers that are worth millions.

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff – this was my one hold over last month, but really probably a better October read that’s a horror set in 1964 deep south as a black family is terrorized.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – This book has been on my TBR for a very long time, and has been highly recommended. I t was described as Gothic Horror, which I love.

In the Woods by Tana French – another one that has been on my TBR for far too long, and one that’s is highly recommended both Setterfield and French have new books out soon , I guess that was my motivation. This is described as a dark Mystery that unfolds like a lost fable.

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher – This is my Nonfiction of the Month for October. I love Carrie Fisher, the open feminist writer, this is her first memoir.

A Bad Day for Voodoo by Jeff Strand – I read Strand’s Wolf Hunt earlier this year and the writing was so fresh and wonderful, I had to read another.  This one deals with Voodoo dolls and highschool.

Scooby Apocalypse Volume 2 and 3 by Keith Griffen – I liked the first Volume and the library had the other two, the first one had two big reveals at the end, I can’t wait to see what is next. Zoinks.

The Dead Zone – Stephen King – this is my King of the Month, I’ve seen both the movie and a little bit of the TV show, filmmakers take a lot of license with King’s work it’s always interesting to read the original source.

Hard Times by Charles Dickens – This is my Classic of the Month, it one I skimmed through when it was assigned in college and I always wanted to revisit it.  I know it is one of his most biographical works and his stick it to the England how unfair it is to the poor.

Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang I received this from Open Books in exchange for a review.  It’s a historical fiction that takes place during World War II, in Japan occupied China, and the risk of two Chinese women to save a shot down American fighter jet pilot.

TBR: September 2018

Wow September is almost already here, this is what I plan to be reading for the month.

We Have Always Lived in The Castle By Shirley Jackson 

This novel will be my classic of the month, I have read and loved Shirley Jackson short fiction, “The Lottery” is my favorite, but I’ve never read a novel from her before.

Joyland by Stephen King

I like everybody need more Stephen King in my life, Goodreads has him as my top author that I have read at 21 but there’s still so much I want to read and frankly re-read of his, and why not keep him at the top.

Lovecraft Country By Matt Ruff

Has been recommended to me the most from my friend that love horror, It’s supposed to show horror themes intermixed race relations in the 1950’s, and that sounds just too good to pass up.

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

I saw it on the PBS Great American Reads and it sounded really interesting, and I need to read more off that list, as I’ve read 22 so far.

Circe by Madeline Miller

This is a book that I’m currently reading and really enjoying, I kept seeing it getting high reviews on the wordpress community.

Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula both by Kerri Maniscalco

These books were first put on my radar by there beautiful cover art as I was browsing at my local Barnes and Nobel bookstore.  They were both staff picks and sounded really interesting.  He new book “Escaping from Houdini” comes out this month and I love anything magic, also she’s doing a book signing not far from me on the 22nd for the new novel.

The newest Kerri Maniscalco will probably be read this month too and I usually read a graphic novel as well, what are you guys reading?