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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

By: Malcolm Gladwell

Might as well start off nonfiction November with the one I read in October. I’m fascinated (and often confused) by communication period. But especially on social media and how that changes our ability to communicate with each other.

Talking to Strangers deals on a person to person basis not social media but I think it all really wraps in together.

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Food in Books, Food on TV

 

Hungry Hearts

Hungry Hearts

Ah, books about food!

I originally picked up this book of short stories with the plan to cook some of the food mentioned in this book- and there’s some good stuff. It’s a real food learning experience in the making.

But then I realized I’d have to clean up the mess so I figured I’d settle for reading about the food.

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House of the Dragon Straight to Series

jon and dany in the iron throne

So we’re definitely getting House of the Dragon which is the Targaryen prequel to Game of Thrones that has been talked about for a while. If you’ve read Fire and Blood or know anything about the history… well the family is a mess but quiet honestly more interesting than these two screw-ups so I’m excited!

It also means lets all find our favorite blondes and start fan-casting!

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Ninth House is Worth a Pledge

Ninth House

Ninth House

By: Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House was probably my most anticipated book of the year. It’s one of my favorite authors making the jump from YA to Adult. Although I admit I find that line really blurred already especially in Bardugo’s case.

Strong but flawed heroine, ghosts, magic, creepy towns and an ages old murder mystery mixed in with a current murder was right up my alley and perfect for this time of year.

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The Downside of Superheroes

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

By: Taylor Simonds

I really love the fact that superheroes are so ingrained in us at this point- it’s so much a part of our landscape that now our art is starting to reflect things like the psychology of superheroes and living with them for normal people.

Plus this is a fantastic book cover!

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Dark & Spooky Fall Reading Recommendations

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I’m a very mood/seasonal reader. So around this time of year I’m definitely on the hunt for scary dark books, thrillers, creepy weird stuff you wouldn’t normally find me reading in the dog days of Summer. I recently did a TBR  of what I want to read this spooky season I thought I’d offer some good book recommendations of things I already read and loved!

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The Widow of Pale Harbor

the widow of pale harbor

The Widow of Pale Harbor

By: Hester Fox

When I read the synopsis of The Widow of Pale Harbor about a man with a secret past, a woman living in a big old mansion scorned by the town for fear she’s a witch and a series of escalating crimes based on the writings of Edgar Allen Poe I was like sign me up!

More than anything else I would classify this book as a romance and… do not sign me up.

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Is a Road Trip always the Answer?

wayward son

Wayward Son

By: Rainbow Rowell

I’m really hoping that between Wayward Son and It Chapter 2 both falling a bit flat that’s not a portent of entertainment choices for the rest of the year.

Also did Baz eat so many poor pets in the first book? Cause I don’t remember that at all.

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Good Idea Wrong Characters

the furies

The Furies

By: Katie Lowe

Dark school days seems all the rage right now right? And I’m always down for some witchy Craft vibes. The Furies was strong in a lot of ways but I think it followed the wrong main characters.

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Be Careful What You Look For…

spellbook of the lost and found

Spellbook of the Lost and Found

By: Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Something strange is happening Olive and Rose are losing things- small things at first. Bracelets. Jackets. But it’s beginning to escalate into bigger things. And when Olive meets a group of strange kids living in an abandoned house outside of town who have the same problem they cast a spell to have those things returned.

But just as strange random things are found.

And of course secrets…

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