Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams ★★★★☆ #bookreview #bookblog

★★★★☆

⚠️ Boy does this author like to write crazy stories involving women and cars!

⚠️ I will start by noting that this book has some issues in my opinion. There are some confusing storylines (too many unreliable narrators), some extremely convenient situations, and more than a few ridiculous occurrences. Do I care? No! Because this was an explosive read with a bad*ss heroine who took care of business!

⚠️ Once the action started it didn’t stop! I read this in one sitting!

⚠️ If this book doesn’t end up on the big screen, I’ll be shocked.

⚠️ Not all enjoyable reads have to be great literature or have an epic plot. Sometimes it is simply fun to race through an exciting/claustrophobic/tense situation, well beyond anything I’d ever experience in real life (hopefully), and get through it to a satisfying conclusion. This author does that well… at least for me. I will continue reading his books!

Thank you @NetGalley and Joffe Books for an eARC of this book, which I reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay ★★★★★ #BookReview #BookBlog

Primary Genre(s): General Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Published: 2 March 2021 by Minotaur Books
Page count: 368 (hardback)
My Format: eBook via NetGalley
Cover: Appealing
Pacing: Great                                                        
Ending: Satisfying
Do I Recommend: Absolutely
Commission Link (U.S.): Buy Every Last Fear

My rating: ★★★★★

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October 2020 Reading Wrap-up! #BookBlog #BookReview #WrapUp

I haven’t done a monthly wrap-up since June! I fell into a weird reading slump practically all summer. I was reading a book here or there, but I was certainly off my normal pace by quite a bit. I finally feel like I got back into the swing of things in October and I am so excited to be reading again! I’m also ecstatic to report that 12 out of the 14 books I read this month were NetGalley ARCs so I am getting caught up on some of my backlog! I am still behind on posting some of my reviews, but hopefully I will catch up with those in the next week. 

Now the details! Below you will find a summary of my October reading, upcoming books, and my reading stats so far this year.

Click on the links to read my full reviews.

Books Completed/Reviews Posted in October

  1. The Nerviest Girl in the World by Melissa Wiley ★★★☆☆
  2. The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jamie Jo Wright ★★★☆☆
  3. The Haunting of Beatrix Greene by Rachel Hawkins, Ash Parsons, and Vicky Alvear Schecter ★★★★☆
  4. The Forest of Stars by Heather Kassner ★★★★☆
  5. The Lost Village by Camilla Sten ★★★★☆
  6. Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg ★★☆☆☆
  7. The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth ★★★★★
  8. Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power ★★☆☆☆

Finished Reading in October (reviews to be posted in November)

  1. How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior
  2. The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher
  3. The Castle School by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
  4. The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
  5. The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser
  6. The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary by Robb Pearlman

Did Not Finish (DNF)

None this period.

Currently Reading

  1. ARC – The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson
  2. Personal Choice – The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
  3. Personal Choice – The Willows by Algernon Blackwood
  4. ARC – Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art by Deborah Reed

Up Next in my Reading Queue (TBR in November)

  1. The Essence of Darkness by Tom Clearlake – ARC
  2. Crossings by Alex Landragin – ARC
  3. Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay – ARC
  4. The Perfect Guests by Emma Rous – ARC
  5. Heartbreak Bay by Rachel Caine – ARC
  6. The Wayward Spy by Susan Ouellette – ARC

If I can read the 6 ARCs above in November, I will be over 80% on NetGalley! WOOT!

As of October 31, 2020, I have read 102 of the 104 books I challenged myself to read this year!

So, that is my wrap up for October. I hope you are all staying healthy!

HAPPY READING and THANKS FOR FOLLOWING ME!