October 25, 2018

Goodreads Update October 2018

It's my favorite time of the month! The time when I realize exactly how many books I added to my TBR over the month. There are 537 books on my TBR on Goodreads. Holy moly!

Christmas at Thompson Hall and Other Christmas Stories by Anthony Trollope - How did I not know this existed? I love Anthony Trollope. I read the whole Palliser series. If that's not dedication, I don't know what is.

And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness - This is the retelling of Moby Dick told from the perspective of the whale. Also there are illustrations.

Blood Communion by Anne Rice - The newest installment of the Vampire Chronicles. She's still writing them!

Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America by James M. Fallows and Deborah Fallows - This couple went to small towns all over America in a twin-engine airplane. This is the story of what they found.

Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America by Alissa Quart - Quart looks at why today's parents do not expect to do as well as their parents and how they can relieve the pressure. I am interested in the fact that she offers some kind of solutions. That's a rarity in this kind of book.

The Haunting of Crescent Hotel by Laura Bernhardt - The author is the sister-in-law of a friend of mine who happens to be married to a local author of some renown. Also, we spent an anniversary at the Crescent Hotel and stayed in a haunted room.

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton - I have a couple of issues with this book. 1) It is by Kate Morton. I have had some hit or miss experiences with her books. 2) It has the Blank's Daughter title. It is a proven trend recently that book title's have the somebody's daughter title pattern. Groan! But... it has an interesting premise, so I got it.

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab - This is her first middle grade novel. It's about a girl who can see ghosts. In Scotland. Awwww yeah.

The Ravenmaster: My Life With the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife - This is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. This guy keeps the ravens at the tower of London. He wrote a book about it.

Mr. Collins Considered: Approaches to Jane Austen by Ivor Morris - Jane Austen criticism? Yes please.

Six by Ten: Stories From Solitary by Taylor Pendergrass - You know how I love stories about prison. I listen to a podcast called "Ear Hustle" which is hosted by a volunteer and a prisoner at San Quentin Prison in California. They mentioned this book, so onto my list it went.

The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border by Teresa Rodriguez - This book is over ten years old, so I don't know how current the information is, but I feel like it's still happening. It being the proliferation of murders of women and girls in Juarez Mexico.

In My Father's House: A New View of How Crime Runs In the Family by Fox Butterfield - I heard some really crazy statistic about this book. It was something like 85% of crime in the U.S. is committed by a small number of families. I want to check out that information.

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler - This author wrote a popular book about Zelda Fitzgerald. I have a strange fascination for the Vanderbilts.

Destroy All Monsters: The Last Rock Novel by Jeff Jackson - This sub-title hooked me.

And that' it. That's a lot, but there have been more in past months. I'm super excited about some of these.