Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson
“Reading this book added so many titles to my tbr list! Smart, informative, and fun to read. This book is a great resource for learning more about the women who impact(ed) the gothic, horror, and speculative fiction genres. I can’t wait to read some of these authors this coming fall and winter!”
The Mad Women’s Ball by Victoria Mas
“This short gothic novel is a beautiful and heartbreaking read. It tells the story of the women institutionalized in an infamous Parisian asylum in the 19th century. Some are genuinely sick, and others have been thrown away because they defy social standards of the day. I was so taken with the story that I finished it in a single day. This book does a magnificent job of addressing the injustices against women in the late 1880s without pontificating. A dark piece of historical fiction that continues to haunt me.”
Witches of Brooklyn: What the Hex? by Sophie Escabasse
“I loved this sweet graphic novel, which is the second book in the ‘Witches of Brooklyn’ series. A delightful and magical tale of connection, friendship, and listening. I already can’t wait for the next volume to come out in 2022!”
Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
As usual, Moriarty pulls us in like a master weaver, adding information that fleshes out the characters as more and more twists, turns, spiral staircases, and hidden doors appear, just like a good mystery. And make no mistake, this is a mystery and a lesson in family relationships all in one. Sherlock Holmes once said that the obvious answer is usually the correct answer but not this time, Mr. Holmes, not this time.
Murder at Mallowan Hall by Colleen Cambridge
This reads like an excellent Agatha Christie novel and interestingly enough, the murder takes place right in her home! As housekeeper to Agatha Christie, Phyllida Bright finds a murdered body in the library. Oh dear! Such a mess but not only does she know how to remove the blood stains, she also knows how to solve the crime. She’s a marvelous character and I can’t wait for another book featuring Phyllida Bright comes out!
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The Temps by Andrew DeYoung
They’re underemployed and underpaid but chosen to work for the most successful technological firm in the world, Delphi. Or were they? And what does Delphi actually do? None of the Temps seem to know and after a yellow mist falls upon all the permanent employees attending an outdoor meeting and killing them in a most savage way, the temps have to pull together and solve the problem….and survive.
I couldn’t put this book down and when I did, my heart was beating a little harder. Incredible segways of information that kept me puzzling the pieces to figure it out—and I could not! I love a book that is not predictable. A true comment on social structure, our basic human nature, technology, and possible solutions to how we are destroying the earth—maybe.