Goodreads Update October 2019
Unlike last month's unwieldy update, in which I had to separate it into 2 posts, this update will be short(er).
Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt - This is the first book in a long-running mystery series I'd never heard of. The most recent book caught my eye and I looked into it. I have learned my lesson about putting a sequel on my list before the first one, so I put this on my list.
Bark of Night by David Rosenfelt - This is the most recent book in that series mentioned above. Can you see why it caught my eye? Apparently, dogs play quite a role in these books.
City of Omens: A Search for the Missing Women of the Borderlands by Dan Werb - I won this in a giveaway the library was doing for Hispanic Heritage Month. It's about the serial murders taking place in Juarez, Mexico. We already know I have a morbid fascination with that phenomenon. I'm looking forward to seeing how the investigation has proceeded after the end of the last one I read. That books was published in 2007. This book is brand new.
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin - This is a brand new YA book about a witch who is forced into marriage to a witch-hunter and has to keep her witchy doings a secret. I've heard it's a hate-to-love story, which is one of my favorite tropes.
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab - I did it right this time! This is a sequel to a book a put on my TBR a long time ago! It is a middle-grade series about a girl who can see ghosts. The first one is set in Edinburgh and this one is set in the catacombs of Paris.
Murder in the Rue Dumas by M.L. Longworth - I read the first book in this series and loved it. I immediately put the second book on my list. I know literally nothing about it, but I'm stoked anyway.
Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn K. Glei - Fun fact: I am a rebel. I'm such a rebel that I will rebel against my own routines that I set in place for my own good. I need a routine, but I ate them. We'll see if this helps.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow - This book begins a bit like The Secret Garden. January is a ward of a wealthy man who pays little to no attention to her. Then she finds a book that takes her to other worlds. It's a historical portal-fantasy. Yes, please.
The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness by Susannah Cahalan - Susannah Cahalan wrote a book about the month she had a disease of the brain that looked like mental illness. This is about David Rosenhan and his cohort who got themselves admitted to mental asylums in the 70's and then had to prove they were sane to get out. What they got was a bunch of scary stories about how they were treated. This is fascinating.
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson - This is a novel about a woman who takes on a nanny position to a couple of kids with an interesting physical ailment. When they get upset the spontaneously combust. Should be interesting.
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell - In another episode of putting the sequel after the original, we have Wayward Son. This is the sequel to Carry On which I also have but haven't read. This was sent to me by the publisher. Carry On is a spin-off of Rowell's book Fangirl which is about a girl in college who writes fan fiction about her favorite series about a magical boy at a wizarding school (sound familiar?). Carry On is the actual story she was writing in Fangirl.
Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness - I've talked about this one before. The author is the hair and grooming guy for the Queer Eye TV show I love. He is hilarious and bizarre and so sweet.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert - This is a cute little romance book. Chloe Brown suffers from a chronic illness and nearly dies. So she decides to create a bucket list of things to experience. This is hard because she is shy, introverted, and has been tied to her chronic illness.
Free Food for Millionnaires by Min Jin Lee - I have no idea what this is about, but Min Jin Lee is a fantastic author. And the cover? Yes, please.
Rerun Era by Joanne Howard - I put this on my list because it is set in Oklahoma. Not the part of Oklahoma I'm from. The part that was decimated by economic and environmental devastation. But still.
And that's it! Much more restrained than last month.