Another month has gone by and it’s finally spooky season!
Let’s be honest, it’s been spooky season since September 1st, some of us (the Hubs) have just been in denial.
On to the books I read!
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
Mary Jekyll and other daughters of monsters team up with Holmes and Watson to bring down a secret society of scientists. I just found this to be okay. 3 stars.
Forgotten in Death by J.D. Robb
I finally got to this one! A homeless woman is found dead in the dumpster of a construction site and another body is found in an adjacent construction site. Eve and Roarke must do what they do to solve both murders. I really enjoyed this, the 53rd book in this series. I’m probably biased towards the books cause I’ve been reading them for twenty years, but I gave it 4 stars.
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
The first in a series about Mercy Thompson, a mechanic who just so happens to be a werecoyote surrounded by werewolves, vampires and fae. I love this series. It’s fast paced and fun to read. 5 stars.
The Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn
The story of Rohan, a prince of the desert, and Sioned a Sunrunner. It’s grand, it’s epic. And I love every minute of it. Oh, and it’s available on Kindle for $2.99. 5 Stars.
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune
The story of Wallace, who realizes he’s dead when he sees his body at his own funeral. I reviewed this heart warming story and couldn’t help but give it 5 stars. A new favorite book.
The Hike by Drew Magary
The story of a man who goes for a hike. And that’s pretty much when everything goes wrong in the most crazy and fantastical of ways. I did not like this book at all and DNF’d. Which is a shame, because I really enjoyed my last read by the author, The Postmortal. 1 Star.
Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
Mercy owes a vampire a favor, and he calls to collect. This is the sequel to Moon Called, the first book in the series. And, as always with these books, I thoroughly enjoyed it! 5 stars!
Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
The third in the Mercy Thompson series. When her mentor and former boss, Zee, asks for her help, Mercy doesn’t hesitate to give it. Of course this leads to all kinds of trouble. Naturally, I loved this book and gave it 5 stars.
Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
The fourth in the Mercy Thompson series. Mercy goes to help her friend Amanda with a ghost. Of course, things go horribly wrong. I really enjoyed reading this. Ghost stories with a twist are always fun. 5 stars.
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
This is the story of a woman’s journey from childhood to her coming of age in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution. This story has great reviews, but I just didn’t like the writing style of this graphic novel. It didn’t land with me. I DNF’d it. 1 star.
I did okay with my TBR. I’m still working on The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. I have about 8 hours left in the audiobook. And I started The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson, but starting a big, epic fantasy while I was in the middle of one and had just finished another didn’t really appeal to me. So I’m going to save that one for November. I am determined to read it this fall!
So, now comes one of my favorite parts, the stats!
As always, adventurous (8 books) were my most common mood, follow closely by mysterious (4 books) and emotional (also 4 books).
Since I read ten books, the pace stats kinda speaks for themselves. You know, if stats could speak.
I wasn’t surprised by these stats. Chugging through those 4 Mercy Thompson books really edged the stats one way, for sure.
I read a lot of fantasy last month. Big shocker there. That’s usually all I read.
Don’t act surprised by all those 5 star ratings. You know I give those out like Halloween candy.
Storygraph added a new stat this month, how many pages you read between which days. I don’t think this is entirely accurate, but I like seeing it all laid out like this.
I have to say it was a great reading month, with ten books read! I hope I can keep up this momentum!