Since I’m running the show solo again this month I thought I’d do things a bit differently! I’m still offering new titles that I haven’t shared in this blog but I’m also including some seasonal reads (as close to real horror as I can handle) and a book that’s been in the news lately. I hope you enjoy these titles as much as I did!
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
This one has everything, sex, intrigue, and opera! (Everyone likes opera, right? Right!?)
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And other Lessons from the crematory by Caitlin Doughty
This represents one of my attempts to read horror — it’s primarily historical fiction with some murder mystery — and is about the bad kind of resurrection.
I was only able to handle this book because it came pre-spoiled. I had watched the movie years earlier. Through the holes in a woolly afghan.
So creepy and full of shocking revelations until the very end. This one blindsided me in much the same way as Gone Girl.
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Compulsively readable non-fiction. I was recommending it to friends just so I’d have someone to talk to about it.
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
Quite possibly the saddest book to have the word “octopus” in the title.
Today will not be different…well, not the kind of different our heroine was hoping for.
Just the right amount of psychics to keep things interesting but just plausible enough to keep this skeptic on the edge of my seat.
I had to feature this excellent little book when I heard about the new film. It’s a beautiful little story about coming together to combat loneliness.
Rave Reviews meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 1st, so mark your calendars in case it sneaks up on you! And don’t worry, I won’t be running the show solo this month so we’ll have even more variety of books to share and enjoy! 🙂
*Indicates rave reviews classics; books that I have previously featured as a part of the Rave Reviews program.