R.I.P XIII Sign-Up and Reading Plans

It's time for one of my favorite reading events of the year: Readers Imbibing Peril, aka R.I.P. This year marks the thirteenth (!!) round of the challenge, which is all about enjoying books that could be classified as: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, and/or Supernatural. The fun starts September 1st and runs until October 31st. You... Continue Reading →

Waiting on Wednesday: Call of the Curlew by Elizabeth Brooks

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I’m waiting on: Call of the Curlew by Elizabeth Brooks Expected Publication Date: June 28th, 2018   From Goodreads:   Virginia Wrathmell has always known she will meet her death on the marsh in reparation for... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin

The Vanishing, Sophia Tobin Published June 5th 2018 (First published January 12th 2017)   Goodreads Synopsis: From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Silversmith’s Wife comes an “undeniably page-turning (Daily Mail) novel: “Think Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre, but ten times darker…as eerie and gothic as the Yorkshire Moors it is set on” (Stylist). On top... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

The Silent Companions, Laura Purcell First Published: October 5, 2017 Expected US Publication: March 6th, 2018 The Silent Companions is a well-crafted historical ghost story told in multiple timelines. It's an eerie, evocative novel that brilliantly blends the supernatural and the psychological. During the mid-nineteenth-century, a newly widowed young woman is sent to wait out her pregnancy... Continue Reading →

R.I.P. XII Wrap-Up

That's a wrap for the R.I.P. XII reading challenge. I accomplished my goal of reading four books, although I was hoping to squeeze even more R.I.P. reading in. I'm still in the mood for gothic and atmospheric reads-luckily many of the books I'm planning to read in November fit into the #RIPXII categories. Here's what... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday- Haunted House Novels

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog. This week's topic is: Halloween Freebie, so I've decided to talk about my favorite haunted house novels.    The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters The Little Stranger is so incredibly atmospheric and vividly written. I could easily picture Hundreds Hall and... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday-Fall Covers and Themes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog. This week’s topic is: Ten Books With Fall/Autumn Covers/Themes (If the cover screams fall to you, or the books give off a feeling of being Fallish)   1. Autumn by Ali Smith  I can't imagine a more perfect autumnal cover than... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List Fall is my favorite (reading) season. There are so many books I'm excited about picking up in the next few months. Here are the ones currently at the... Continue Reading →