My Christmas Wish List

I don’t write lists anymore for Christmas but I usually get gift cards and money that I use for books and occasionally I’m asked what books I want. Today I thought I’d make a list of five books that I’d like to get for Christmas this year.

Renegades by Marissa Meyer. I loved The Lunar Chronicles and Heartless and I’m really excited to read something from Marissa Meyer that isn’t a fairytale retelling.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs. I loved this trilogy and I’m so excited to read it in graphic novel form.

Hollow City Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs. Of course I need the sequel in graphic novel form as well.

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West. I discovered Kasie West this year and have really enjoyed the books that I’ve read so far and this is another one that I am excited to read.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. This is a book that wasn’t even on my radar but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it so I really want to read this one.

Those are just a few of the books that I want this Christmas and I’m really excited to see what I add to my shelves this year!

Keep reading…Lol

*Images are from Google 

Books I Think Would Make Good Movies & TV Shows

There are so many movies and TV shows out there that are based in books, some that I’ve watched and some that I haven’t really been interested in. I thought it would be fun to do a post about the books/series that I personally think would be good TV shows or movies. There were quite a few on my list so I narrowed it down to 8 books/series that I think would make good movies and 8 books/series that I think would make good TV shows. Most of them are Young Adult but there are a couple New Adult or Adult books as well.

Top 8 TV Series:

1. My Life Next Door & The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick.

Anyone who reads my blogs know how I feel about My Life Next Door! I think it would make the perfect TV show and adding in the story from The Boy Most Likely To would make it even better. I always want more Jase and Samantha.

2. The Wildflower Series by Alecia Whitaker.

I loved this series and I would love to see it as a TV show. Wildflower, The Road To You and The Way Back Home were incredible on their own but it would be amazing to put them together and add in new stuff to make it a series for TV.

3. Feuds & Torn by Avery Hastings.

This duology was fantastic. There is also a short novella that takes place before Feuds. I would love to see this story play put on the screen. It reminds me a little bit like a mix of Divergent and The Hunger Games and I enjoyed both of those movie trilogies.

4. Rules Of Summer & Since Last Summer by Joanna Philbin.

I really loved the first book and I enjoyed the sequel, just not the ending. I think that’s why I would love to see this as and series, even if it was just a Summer series. 

5. The Vampire Kisses Series by Ellen Schreiber.

This is my all time favorite vampire series ever. I love the characters and the sweet story and I loved the ending of the series so much. I just want more and more of this series. There are also a few graphic novels based on the series as well, which are just as awesome.

6. Wrecked & Reckless by Elle Casey.

I love stories where people are stranded on deserted islands for some reason. I just think it’s fun to see what kinds of things they come up with to help them survive. This duology where 4 teenagers are stranded is by far my favorite. It’s a story about friendship and love as well as survival. There is romance, humor and even a little danger. I think this would be a great TV series.

7. The Hazards Series by Alyssa Rose Ivy.

This is a New Adult series that follows college freshmen and sophomores as they navigate school and relationships. Each new story follows a different girl but characters from previous books make appearances as well. I love the series and want a TV show so bad. The series includes The Hazards Of Skinny Dipping, The Hazards Of A One Night Stand, The Hazards Of Sex On The Beach, The Hazards Of Mistletoe and The Hazards Of Sleeping With A Friend. The Hazards Of Sex On The Beach is my favorite because I love Cara and Chase.

8. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.

This series is amazing. Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter are all retellings of the classic fairytales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. Scarlet is my favorite of the series and I am in love with Wolf! I would love to see this as and series on TV.

Top 8 Movies:

1. Final Girls by Riley Sager.

I love horror movies more than any other genre and I loved this book that read almost like a slasher film. I would love to see this turned into a movie.

2. The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich.

I fell in love with this novel when I read it. The love story, although not your typical love story was so beautiful. Caden and Dylan are amazing characters and I would love to see them come to life on the big screen.

3. Reality Boy by A.S. King.

I loved this book more than I thought I would. It was an unexpected favorite and I would love to see it as a movie.

4. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough.

This was such a good book. I loved the ending so much. It was shocking and left me speechless. I couldn’t get this book out of my head for days and I think a movie would be amazing.

5. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena.

This is another book that I loved more than I thought I would. I loved the story another day the ending was amazing. Another shock that I didn’t see coming.

6. The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

I have become a fan of Ruth Ware. I love her writing and storytelling. Her endings are amazing and I’m always surprised because I always think I have it figured out. I’ve always loved watching movies that take place on boats, especially murder mysteries and I think this would make a perfect movie.

7. See Me by Nicholas Sparks.

Nicholas Sparks already has several books that have been made into movies and I love every single one of them. I have no doubt that all of his books will one day make it to the big screen but I really want See Me to be the next one. This is the first full on mystery novel that he’s written and I loved it and want to see it so bad.

8. The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell.

This was such an amazing and heartwrenching book. 17 year old Sora has ALS and that’s all I needed to know to read this book. I think this would make a great movie and it brings up so many issues and concerns that I think would help people that are experiencing ALS themselves or that has a loved one that is. This would definitely be a movie you would need tissues for.

So those are my top choices for books that I think would make good movies or TV shows. Many of the books I have reviews for if you are interested in knowing more about them or my thoughts.

Keep reading…Lola

*Wrecked, Reckless and The Hazards Series covers are all from Google Images (I have the ebooks)

Book Review: See Me by Nicholas Sparks

See Me by Nicholas Sparks is an adult mystery romance novel. It’s also the first time that he’s written a mystery driven story.

See Me follows Maria and Colin. Maria is a lawyer who comes from a big loving family who are very supportive and want nothing but the best for her, while Colin on the other hand didn’t have the best upbringing. His parents had no interest in parenting him and he was bounced from one military school to another. He was bullied and had anger management issues as well as many encounters with the cops. He takes up MMA fighting and works out regularly to keep his anger at bay. Eventually Colin and Maria meet each other and end up dating, but soon after Maria starts getting threatening notes and begins to worry about her safety as well as the safety of Collin and her family.

If you’ve read enough of my blogs then you know that Nicholas Sparks is by far my favorite author of all time. I love everything he writes and See Me is another one that I can add to my list of favorites.

Of course I loved the romance. Nicholas Sparks has a way with words and I just fall in love with the characters and their romances everytime I read one of his novels. Colin and Maria are so different and it’s not about money or social class, Maria is a hardworking lawyer who comes from a good family and who always tries to do the best thing and Colin is a hot head who is just figuring out what he wants to do with his life and how exactly he wants his life to turn out, he also ha’s minimal contact with his family. I love that these two people who are so different come together and create something amazing. Maria at one point tells Colin that if she had known about his past she would have stayed away. I love when people get a second chance to show someone how they can be.

I loved the characters and how each of them brought something new to the story. Maria’s parents and sister were just like any family. They were realistic and I love that in a novel. I enjoyed seeing the sisterly relationship between Maria and Serena. I loved the friendship between Colin and Evan and Lily. Colin and Evan were good friends and he was there for Colin when everyone else had given up on him. Evan’s fiance Lily was almost like a sister to him and I loved the scenes between the two of them. I even liked Maria’s creepy boss Ken. He’s the type of man you love to hate. I thought the mystery stalker was perfect.

As for the mystery element, I have to say I wasn’t sure about it beforehand. Nicholas Sparks is known for his romance and drama so I wasn’t sure how he would be as a mystery writer, but it was perfection. There was just the right amount of romance and drama and mystery and I loved it. I think it was the perfect book and especially great for his first mystery novel. I never should have questioned him!

Finally, the ending. I was surprised by the identity of the stalker. I thought I knew in the beginning who it was going to be but then too much focus was put on that person so I thought it was someone else but I was wrong. I did figure out who it was around the same time that someone in the book figured it out so I didn’t know until the end which I love in a mystery. The whole story came together perfectly at the end and I enjoyed it so much.

Another 5 star read for Mr. Sparks and I highly recommend it of course.

Keep reading…Lola

Reputation Book Tag

Taylor Swift and Books. My two loves. Here is the Reputation Book Tag. I love this album so much and have been listening to it on repeat for a week! The original tag was created by tulipswift on YouTube.

1. Ready For It?- Your favorite first book in a series.

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber. This series is just a cute vampire romance series and I love it. I have a review of the last book in the series as well as short reviews for the other books posted on my blog.

2. End Game- The biggest end game you’ve ever rooted for.

Caden and Dylan from The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich. I wanted them together since their first meeting and I was kind of hoping for it since reading the synopsis. I have a spoiler free review posted if you want to know more about this book.

3. I Did Something Bad- A book you spoiled for someone.

Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher. I don’t really spoil books because I’m really the only reader in my circle but I’m going with this one just because I kind of spoiled the Netflix show while talking about the book. I have reviews up for the book as well as the Netflix show.

4. Don’t Blame Me- The most embarrassing/unlikely book you were crazy for.

Fifty Shades Of Grey by E.L. James. Yes I admit I like this series and I’m ashamed! It’s not the most well written and it won’t be a literary classic but it is cheesy and corny and sometimes funny. It’s just a nice guilty pleasure.

5. Delicate- A book you fell in love with from the very first page.

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. This shouldn’t be a surprise since I talk about this book ALL the time. I fell in love with this book after reading the first sentence!

6. Look What You Made Me Do- A character that rose up from the dead. (Figuratively. They came back 2.0)

Quincy from Final Girls by Riley Sager. Quincy was the lone survivor of a mass murder when she was in college and she could have let that rule her life but as an adult she made a life for herself and didn’t let her tragedy take over. I have a review up on my blog.

7. So It Goes…- A series that made everything else disappear.

The Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. I really loved this series, so much more than I thought I would. I read the first one and then just had to continue. I have reviews for all three books posted on my blog.

8. Gorgeous- A character so gorgeous they make you want to sink and drown and die.

Wolf from Scarlet by Mariska Meyer. Scarlet is my favorite book in The Lunar Chronicles and Wolf and Scarlet are my favorite couple. Wolf just seems like such a man. He’s strong and romantic and he just cares so much about Scarlet. I have a spoiler free review of the series up on my blog as well as a spoiler review talking about all the fairy tale elements throughout the series.

9. Getaway Car- A book or series you abandoned.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I started reading this but couldn’t really get into it so I tried the audio book and I still just didn’t care for it so I skimmed a lot of it.

10. King Of My Heart- Your OTP (one true pair)

Jase and Samantha from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. This is one of my favorite books this year and they are my favorite couple out of all the YA books that I’ve read so far. Of course there is a review posted on my blog.

11. Dancing With Our Hands Tied- A character you would stick by through an avalanche.

Gerald from Reality Boy by A.S. King. He went through so much as a kid and all he really needed was for someone to be there for him. Review is posted for this book as well.

12. Dress- Characters you don’t want to be best friends (meaning friends that you want to see a romance between)

This one was hard for me because I haven’t really read any books with any friendship that I wish turned into something more. I chose Iko and Kinney from Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer. Even though they really aren’t even friends, Kinney actually kind of hates Iko, I think they could end up being friends and maybe Iko could have a little romance one day…

13. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice things- A book you physically ripped or damaged.

I try to be good to all of my books but I do buy some used books so those can have a little wear but The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold I’ve had for a long time and it’s been through a lot.

14. Call It What You Want- A book you finally finished this year.

The Last Star by Rick Yancey. I fell in love with The 5th Wave series and wanted to read the conclusion as soon as it came out. I ended up not buying it for over a year and then still waited a little bit before reading it. I was really disappointed with the ending though.

15. New Year’s Day- A book related memory you will always hold on to.

I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve experienced with my blog. I’ve gotten some nice comments and recommendations. I’ve also read some really good books that other bloggers have talked about.

Bonus- What are your favorite songs off Reputation?

I love them all but if I have to chose I’d say Ready For It, Gorgeous, Call It What You Want, Getaway Car and King Of My Heart.

I tag everyone who wants to do it. Have fun!

Keep reading…Lol

* Fifty Shades Of Grey book cover and WordPress logo are from Google Images.

October/November Book Subscription Unboxing

These are the books that I got in October and November in book subscription boxes.


My Thill Club:

The Silence Of Ghosts by Jonathan Aycliffe. This is about a man who, along with his partially deaf sister is sent away to live in the countryside by their family. The house is old and things start to happen when his sister starts to hear the voices of children.

The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker. This follows Arthor, who takes a job as a live in assistant to an old author who is confined to his bedroom. Arthor never sees the old man but he starts to witness strange things and wonders who the man is and what is going on.

Movie: The Bug. This movie stars Ashley Judd and is apparently about a bug invasion. I haven’t watched it yet.

My YA Reading Club:

Cheesus Was Here by J.C. Davis. This is about a teenage girl who sees Jesus on the package of her Babybel cheese. Religious symbols start to show up around town and everyone starts to wonder if they are signs or if someone else is doing it.

Black Flowers, White Lies by Yvonne Ventresca. This follows teenager Ella who believes she has a supernatural connection with her dad who died before she was born in a tragic accident. When Ella finds out that he didn’t die in accident accident but while staying in a psychiatric hospital she begins to wonder what really happened to him.

Movie: American Teen. This movie follows five teenagers from different cliques through their final year of high school. I also haven’t watched this one yet.


Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones. MK virus sweeps across the planet. A vaccine is created to stop it, but it comes with unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers and the people effected were given an ultimatum: Serve the country or be declared a traitor.

Reckoning by Kerry Wilkinson. Silver Blackthorne takes the Reckoning. This is a coming-of- age test that decides your place in society, are you an Elite, Member, Inter or Trog and it also determines whether you become an Offering for King Victor. Is being an Offering the privilege everyone assumes it is or do the walls of the castle have something to hide? 

Book Of The Month:

Beasts Of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang. This is about a man who is an orphan and was raised by wolves. One Christmas day he stops a tornado and begins to realize how different he really is.


My Thrill Club:

Entropy In Bloom by Jeremy Robert Johnson. This is a collection of creepy short stories.

Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven. A hurricane traps a group of teenagers in an amusement part for 5 weeks and when they are finally rescued the scene is not pretty. There are heads on stakes and human bones throughout the park but how could teenagers do anything thus horrible?

Movie: The Eye. I’ve seen this and really liked it. It’s about a woman who loses her sight as a child and then gets and cornea transplant and starts to see horrific things that she soon learns are things that happened to her donor. 

My YA Reading Club:

Kid Moss by Mark R. Thornton. This is set in Tanzania. Nine year old Moses is a homeless street kid from the port city Dar es Salaam. Attempting to flee the city violence, Moses and his friend Kioso accept a ride from a stranger and eventually the boys are separated. Searching for his lost friend, Moses travels to a rural orphanage and then in a hallucinatory state of starvation he curls under a tree in a dry wilderness to give up. Moses is saved from certain death by an assortment of characters  who shelter him and expose him to a way of life and value system different from anything he has ever known.

#Freetopiary: An Occupy Fable by Peter Burnett. The only thing I really know about this one is that a young man is arrested for a cybercrime that he doesn’t commit. 

Movie: Adam. This movie is about two very different people who begin a relationship and then wonder if they are too different for each other. I also haven’t watched this.


Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis. This is a science fiction retelling of Snow White.

Lockwood And Co. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud. This is actually a book that I’m not really interested in so I’m going to put it up for a future giveaway. 

Book Of The Month:

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter. After living in Chicago for 10 years, environmental lawyer, Abby goes back to her hometown for a case. As she gets deeper into the case, she begins to find connections between the company and the disappearance of a friend 10 years prior.

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. I wasn’t going to get this but I’ve been hearing really good things about it so I decided to give it a try. I don’t want to know much going into it not but I do know that it involves OCD and mental illness.

My Thrill Club:

My Thrill Club and My YA Reading Club are boxes from the same company and I never got my June YA Reading Club box and I’ve been sending emails and something always happened and I never got it. Well finally this month it was all sorted out and they spent me the box but instead of the YA box they sent me the Thrill box instead, which I am even happier about since I prefer that box anyway.

Brood by Chase Novak. This is actually the sequel to Breed, which I haven’t read but it’s about a couple who go to a fertility doctor and they have twins, but then the parents turn into animals or something like that. It sounds interesting but I definitely want to read the first book before I read Brood.

The Necromancer’s House by Christopher Buehlman. Andrew is a recovering alcoholic and a practicing warlock. He is also able to speak with the dead through film. His house is a maze of booby traps and escape tunnels. He has known that magic is a brutal game that requires blood sacrifice and a willingness to confront death. His many years of peace and comfort have left him soft, he is more concerned with maintaining false youth than he is with seeing to his own defense. Now a monster straight from the pages of Russian folklore is coming for him, and frost and death are coming with her.

Movie: Amityville II: The Possession. I haven’t seen this moview either but I believe it’s the sequel to the original Amityville Horror.

Those are all the books that I got in October and November. I cancelled My YA Reading Club and will probably cancel one or two more in January when the prepay is up because I have to get some of my TBR down, it is massive! 

Keep reading…Lola

Book Review: Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin is a mystery thriller.

The novel follows the lone survivor of a serial killer that the press has named “Black-Eyed Susan” because of the flowers that bloomed above the graves of the victims, where Tessa was also found, barely alive when she was sixteen years old. Almost twenty years later, Tessa finds a patch of Black-Eyed Susans outside her bedroom window during winter and wonders if the man she put on death row so many years ago is innocent and the real murderer is still out there.

This was a fast paced and quick read for me. There wasn’t any boring filler in between the action and I liked that. I really enjoyed the alternating chapters. One chapter was Tessa in the current day trying to piece things together and the next chapter was Tessie after the accident, during therapy and the trial.

My favorite part of the flashback chapters was being able to see how it affected Tessie. I liked seeing her evolve as a character over that time. I liked the dynamic between her and her therapist. She wasn’t always polite to him and she let her feelings show a lot of the time. She was angry and had every right to be. My favorite part of the current chapters was seeing how Tessa was as an adult and a single mother of a teenager. We get to see her come to terms with the fact that maybe the man on death row is innocent and how she goes about trying to prove it. You also get to see how her traumatic past shapes how she sees relationships and what being with a man is like for her.

Another aspect of the novel that I enjoyed was seeing the friendship between Tessa and Lydia. At first they seem like the best of friends. Lydia helps her through things after she returns home, but then things turn weird when Lydia testifies at the trial and you learn that their friendship didn’t survive into adulthood. I liked going into the past and learning more about these two girls and their friendship.

There were some things that I had slight problems with but I can’t go into them much because there will be spoilers. I can say that there were definitely some things still unanswered at the end of the novel that I would have liked wrapped up. The ending does leave it open for a sequel of some sort but I find that highly unlikely given the identity of the killer.

As for the killer reveal, I was definitely surprised by it. For half of the book I thought it was someone else so when the truth came out I was so shocked. I’ve seen reviews where people have said they figured it out quickly but I definitely wasn’t one of them. I think I’m just horrible at figuring things out!

For the most part I loved Black-Eyed Susans and highly recommend it. I loved the mystery and the suspense of not knowing. I read this in two days because I just had to know what happened. 

I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.

Keep reading…Lola

October Book Haul

These are the rest of the books that I got in October that were not mystery, thriller or spooky reads.

Rapunzel And The Lost Lagoon by Leila Howard. I am obsessed with Rapunzel so of course I needed to add this to my collection.

Nameless, Wayfarer and Kin by Lili St. Crow. This is a companion series of fairy tale retellings that include Snow White, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood.

A Wicked Thing and Kingdom Of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas. This is a duology and a retelling of Sleeping Beauty.

Beautiful Broken Girls by Kate Savage. This is about two sisters who drown themselves and one sister leaves her friend a series of letters in various places explaining why they did it.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett. This is a retelling of You’ve Got Mail.

Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett. Let’s be honest for a second here, I was drawn to this because of the title! It follows a Nigerian man who wakes up on the day of a job interview as a white man. The story is about how a white person can have more opportunities than a person of color from what I understand and it just sounds like a good read.

26 Kisses by Anna Michels. This is about a girl who gets dumped by her boyfriend and decides to spend the summer kissing random boys, each with a name beginning with every letter of the alphabet.

Wrecked by Maria Padian. This is the book that I’m most excited about in this haul. It follows a he said she said story. One night at a party changes everything. The guy brags about hooking up and the girl says she was raped. Everyone takes different sides and it’s about finding out what really happened and starts the conversation about what consent means.

One Perfect Summer. This is a 2 book bind up including Labor Of Love and Thrill Ride by Rachel Hawthorne. I thought these would be good summer reads and it was such a good price I couldn’t pass it up. Labor Of Love follows Dawn who joins a volunteer trip to New Orleans after its destroyed by a storm in hopes of forgetting about her cheating ex boyfriend. Thrill Ride follows Megan who has landed a summer job at an amusement park far from home, but she has to leave her boyfriend behind. 

You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith. Emma has always felt like a part of her was missing and when she finds out that she had a twin brother that died two days after they were born, she embarks on a road trip with her neighbor Peter to find herself.

When by Victoria Laurie. This is about a girl who knows when everyone in the world will die because it appears on their forhead.

*I accidently bought two of these so one I am putting up for a future giveaway!

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway. This is about childhood friends who are separated and ten years later the boy returns saying that his father kidnapped him.

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. I think almost everyone has read this book and to be honest I wasn’t going to but when the movie came out it looked good so I decided I would give it a try.

That’s part two of my October book haul. I can’t wait to read them all! My TBR is out of control!!!

Keep reading…Lola

October Lit Cube Unboxing: It’s Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus

I decided to cave AGAIN and got the October Lit Cube box. The October theme was It’s Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus so how could I not?! And I loved this box!

These stretch bookmarks were made exclusively for Lit Cube.

This witchy stone pendant necklace is so pretty and goes so well with the theme.

This aroma burner and mini skulls wax tarts were my favorite things in the box. The wax tarts smell so good (they remind me of Pez candy) and they are sold by littleshopoflou on Etsy.

The book for October was The Picture Of Dulce Garcia by Alana Albertson. I’m not sure exactly what this book is about but I’ve heard that it’s a retelling of The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and I’m do excited to read this.

We also go a Halloween Kit Kat that was orange and a mint that came in a cute skull package.

That’s what I got in the October Lit a cube and I loved this months box. I highly recommend checking it out. It is pretty pricey but you can get one time boxes instead of a monthly subscription.

Keep reading…Lola

November TBR

This month I’m going to be crazy busy at work so I didn’t want to overload my TBR and then feel like I need to rush through books to finish them. I chose 3 books for this month and I can’t wait to read each of them.

Season To Taste by Natalie Young. This is about a woman who kills her husband and then puts him in soups and other dishes and eats him. It seems like the book is also a little humorous and it’s Thanksgiving this month so I thought it would be perfect to read about food!

The Kid Table by Andrea Seigel. This is another book that I thought would be perfect for Thanksgiving time. This follows a couple of teenagers who are at the “kid table” during holidays and what it takes to move up to the adult table. There is also a little relative drama when one girl kisses her cousins boyfriend I believe.

See Me by Nicholas Sparks. I love this author so much and this is one of the few books of his I haven’t read yet but I have wanted to so bad. November is the month that I am going to finally get to it. I don’t know much about the story except that it’s his first try at an actual mystery so I’m excited.

Those are the books I want to read this month and hopefully I’ll be able to read a couple more but we’ll see.

Keep reading…Lola

October Wrap Up

These are the books I read in October including the books I read during Spookathon.

Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie. The book follows a detective as he interviews each person on an overnight train after a man is found dead in his sleeping car. This is the first book that I have read by Agatha Christie and I’m glad that I chose this one as the first, it was a great introduction to her writing and I’m excited to read some more of her work. I am also really excited about the upcoming movie.

Misery by Stephen King. This novel is about a woman who helps a man who has been in a car accident, only to find that it is her favorite author. Instead of taking him to the hospital she brings him to her house and cares for him herself. He soon realizes that the woman who is helping him is never going to let him go. This book was so much more violent and graphic than the movie, but I loved it.


Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark by Alvin Schwartz. This was for the challenge read a book based on a childhood fear. I was so scared of these books when I was younger and it was really fun to read them again. Even though they didn’t scare me, I still enjoyed them so much.

Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heater link.  This was the thriller I chose. I loved it and a review will be coming soon so watch out for that.

One Day At Horrorland by R.L. Stine. I loved going back to this series that I loved as a kid. Even though these are aimed at children, I still think they are treated creepy. This one is about a family that accidentally finds a horror themed amusement park, but start to think that maybe it’s not all fun and games. This was for the spooky setting challenge.

The Haunted Mask by R.L. Stine. This one is still so creepy. I was scared to wear Halloween masks for the longest time after watching the movie as a kid because I thought that it would get stuck. This is even creepier than the movie and I think my favorite of the Goosebumps series. This was a book with orange on the cover.

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich. I chose this book for the spooky word challenge. Dead is spooky to me! I loved this book and have and review posted so check that out if you want to know more.

Those are the books I read this month. Every one of them were 5 star reads for me which was amazing since it’s my favorite reading month.

Happy November! 

Keep reading…Lola