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Top Ten Tuesday – Super Long Book Titles

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Super Long Book Titles. It’s interesting to see how many long titles there are that you don’t even realise.

Hunting Fiends for the Ill-Equipped(The Guild Codex: Demonized #3) by Annette Marie
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire
A Big Ship At the Edge of the Universe by Alex White
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Have you read any of these books?

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Book Recommendations for the Spooky Season

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October is the time for all the spooky books so I thought I’d recommend you some books that I think would be great to read at this time of year. These books have different kinds of spookiness to them, some have a creepy atmosphere, some are scary and some are just books that I thought have an autumnal feeling about them.

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Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn
A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire

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Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich

What are some books you’d recommend for the spooky season?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Book Covers With Autumn Colours

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Book Covers With Autumn Colours.

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The King of Crows (The Diviners #4) by Libba Bray
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Burning Kingdoms by Lauren DeStefano
The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Twice Tempted (Night Prince #2) by Jeaniene Frost
Dawn of Mist by Helen Scheuerer
The Martian by Andy Weir
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews

What other covers have autumn colours on them?


My October 2020 TBR

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I don’t normally do monthly tbrs but I always do a tbr for October because I like to show some of the spooky books I plan on reading and these are the ones I’d like to read this year. There are some books on this list that are not actually ‘scary’ but I do think they all sound like they’d be good to read this month.

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Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne

I recently saw this graphic novel going around and it looked like the perfect read for October so I’m very excited to get to it.

Damned Souls and a Sangria (The Guild Codex: Spelbound #8) by Annette Marie

This is the last book in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series and I’m going to be sad that it’s over. This series has been so fun to read and I’m glad I still have the spin offs.

Night Scourge (Daybreaker #2) by Pippa DaCosta

It took me a while to warm up to the first book in this series but I did enjoy it by the end of it but I’m hoping I’ll get quicker into the story of the second book and enjoy it more than the first book.

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Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury

I love Melinda Salisbury’s Sorrow duology so I’ve been excited for this book since it was announced and I was going to read it when it first came out but I seen some reviews saying how creepy and scary it was so I decided to keep it for this month.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

This is described as having gothic ghostly vibes, I don’t know if there are ghosts in it or maybe it’s just the atmosphere but either way it does sound like a good read for this month.

The Wonkiest Witch by Jeannie Wycherley

I didn’t know there was an actual genre called cosy mystery until fairly recently and as soon as I did I knew I wanted to read a book in that genre for October. I don’t know much about this book but it does sound like the perfect read for October.

Do you read spooky themed books in October?

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September Wrap Up 2020

What I Read In September:

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Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11) by Patricia Briggs – 4 STARS

I enjoyed reading Storm Cursed and I love revisiting Mercy’s story with each new book, the Mercy Thompson series is one of my favourite urban fantasies.

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson – 3 STARS

I thought the premise of this book sounded so interesting but it wasn’t what I expected it to be. I didn’t expect the book to be so focused on Cara’s past and the relationships she had already formed. For such an interesting idea of there being multiple parallel timelines I felt that the world and characters were very limited. I did think the writing was very good and I was intrigued enough by the story to keep reading.

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Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) by Laura Thalassa – 4 STARS
A Strange Hymn (The Bargainer #2) by Laura Thalassa – 4 STARS
The Emperor of Evening Stars (The Bargainer #2.5) by Laura Thalassa – 4 STARS
Dark Harmony (The Bargainer #3) by Laura Thalassa – 4 STARS

I decided to pick up this series after seeing a few people talk about it and say it was similar in vibes to the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy and I have to say I definitely agree. If you like the ACOTAR trilogy (especially ACOMAF) then I would really recommend reading this series. The writing and the love story between the two main characters is so addictive to read and I love their banter with each other.

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Lost Talismans and a Tequila (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #7) by Annette Marie – 4 STARS

I enjoyed Lost Talismans and a Tequila and I really like the dynamics between the group of characters in this series, I’m sad that there is only one book left to read in this series but I’m very excited to read it.

Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors (The Guild Codex: Warped #1) by Annette Marie – 3 STARS

This book is another spin off series to The Guild Codex series. It follows a new main character and I enjoyed reading about his adventures and reading more about the different magical guilds in this book but I do like the other Guild Codex series slightly more than this one.

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Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis – 5 STARS

Cantoras is a historical fiction book that centres on five female characters throughout the 70s and 80s under an oppressive government. These five women end up going away to an island where they can be themselves without judgement and explore their sexuality with each other. They all form such close bonds with each other and I loved reading about each of these characters. I loved the writing and I loved finding out more about the characters as the years grew on, it’s such a heart breaking beautiful book.

Daughters of Nri (The Return of the Earth Mother #1) by Reni K. Amayo – 4 STARS

Daughters of Nri is a YA fantasy book that captured my interest from the very first page. It’s about twin sisters who were separated at birth to keep them safe from the ruler of the Kingdom of Nri. I found the villain to be a bit cliché in Daughters of Nri but I really liked the writing and I was very engrossed in the two main characters lives that I just wanted to keep reading, the book felt like such a quick read too.

Blog Posts I Did In September:

Favourite Book Quotes

My Autumn 2020 TBR

Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff Book Review

The Ultimate Recommendations Book Tag

Book Series I Won’t Be Continuing #2

Book Covers That Have Animals On Them

August Wrap Up 2020

I read TEN books in September, I think it’s definitely my most read month in a long time. I usually average around six books a month so I’m glad I read a bit more in September and here’s hoping I continue at the same pace in October. In September I watched the first season of Teen Wolf which I really liked and I can’t wait to continue with and then I watched Julie and the Phantoms on Netflix which I loved. It’s such a great show and the music is so amazing and uplifting, I was so surprised by how much I loved this show.

What did you read or watch in September?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Favourite Book Quotes #2

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Favourite Book Quotes. I’ve already done a post about my favourite book quotes before which you can find here. Below are some of my most recent favourite quotes.

The world shifts, tilts, sometimes collapses. But sometimes, it bends toward you, and everything feels right. – Rebel (Legend #4) by Marie Lu

Fear was a poison. Fear was a prison. Fear was the bridesmaid of regret, the butcher of ambition, the bleak forever between forwards and backwards. – Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff

Just like that, things change–the faint, filmy bubble of summer pops, September’s cool breath whooshes in, and life moves on. – Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer

If remembering tells us who we are, then forgetting keeps us sane. If we recalled every song we’d ever heard, every touch we’d ever felt, every pain no matter how small, every sadness no matter how petty, every joy no matter how selfish, we could surely lose our minds. – The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles

You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until someone stands behind you and says, “It’s OK, you can fall down now. I’ll catch you.” – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Through love, all is possible. – House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J Maas

What are some of your favourite book quotes?