Goodreads Update October 2021
I started reading my new Bookmarks Magazine yesterday. I didn't get very far, so I've only added 4 books from that. But there are 10 books that are new this month. Let's get into it.
Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon - One of the booktubers I watch religiously loves this series, so I added it to my list. Cozy mystery with a female CIA Assassin. I'm in.
The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, The Vampire Accontant by Drew Hayes - I am friends with one of my colleagues on Goodreads and she rated this highly. It sound completely ridiculous and right up my alley.
No One Goes Alone by Erik Larson - Hang on to your hats. This is a ghost story, historical fiction, about William James, by Erik Larsen, only available on audiobook. I can't.
The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling - Ok. Creepy haunted house book. Jane has decided that what she needs is a marriage of convenience with a man who will let her keep working in a meaningful job. The man she chooses says she can never visit his manor. Which of course happens on the wedding day. And her husband is not the same man in the dark.
Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert - You know I'm all about reading about the race massacre. And Brandy Colbert is an awesome YA author. I'm keen to find out what she has to add to the story.
The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake - The Alexandrian society is a group of people who are charged with keeping all the knowledge from ancient societies. Six new people have been invited by Atlas Blakely and they have one year to prove themselves worthy. Then 5 of them will be initiated. One will... not.
Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka - Five Assassins. One bullet train. A truly Japanese story.
Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart - I haven't been very interested in Shteyngart's previous work, even though people said it was hilarious. I didn't get the joke. But this story about some people riding out lockdown in a country house in upstate New York caught my eye. I will give it a shot.
The City of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - I loved The Shadow of the Wind and following books. Loved them! Zafon died recently-ish and we are apparently going to take advantage of his unpublished manuscripts. I will probably get this from the library instead of supporting money-grubbing estates and publishers.
OK. That's the list. I'm pretty stoked about a bunch of these books. Well, all of them, or I wouldn't have added them to the list. But some more than others, obviously.
See anything you like?