The spooky time is over and I’m days away from being married. How did I get my spooky kicks and what will I be reading in November?
Final Girls by Riley Sager
A very entertaining thriller with twists I never saw coming. 4/5
Bikes in Space edited by Elly Blue
A great anthology but it’s so small it was done too soon 4/5
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
A very fun take on the Scooby Doo gang without copyright violations and plenty of actual monsters. I really enjoyed some of the shout outs to the inspiration (Zoinx River) but Salem didn’t burn witches! They were hanged! That inaccuracy is a personal pet peeve 4/5
Scenes from an Impending Marriage by Adiran Tomine
A delightful little book about some of what goes into planning a wedding. 4/5
Why I March: Images from the Woman’s March Around the World by Samantha Weiner
A fantastic compilation of signs and images from the different marches all over the world earlier this year. Never forget, never surrender. 5/5
I Fought the Law by Olivia Locher
A funny art book about really ridiculous laws in America. Very insightful commentary in the early pages. 4/5
Dogs Are People Too by Dave Coverly
A nationally syndicated cartoonist compiled several of his cartoons about dogs and included several personal stories. Sweet and funny. 4/5
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman
A children’s book about the sheer magnitude of things in the world. Great art. 4/5
The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp
The blurb by Alan Moore sums this up pretty well: ingenious and funny. The horror builds gradually as Sparks learns the world is much darker and more terrifying than dreamt of in his philosophy. 4.5/5
Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones
A novella about a native American family, the ghost of a dead father, and the struggles they face. 4.5/5
Dogs on Instagram
It excluded some of the captions which was disappointing. Sometimes the captions can make the photos but it did include a large amount of cute dogs. 4/5
Norbert’s Little Lessons for a Big Life by Julie Steines and Norbert
Norbert is the 3 lb therapy dog who gives excellent high fives and is Instagram famous. His book is cute, sweet, and almost too wholesome for this world. 4/5
Not featured are the 185 pages of What Happened by Hillary Clinton I read. It wasn’t great timing for me and that book so I hit a good stopping point and returned it to the library. I’m back on the mile long wait list.
I did a lot of short, fun reading as well as a little spooky reading. It has very little resemblance to my intended TBR but this is how my life goes.
I’m going to dabble in Nonfiction November but not completely ignore fiction.
Unfu*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop
I convinced the library to pick this up. The least I can do is read it.
What We Do Now edited by Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians
I started it and I’d like to finish it.
Accessory to Marriage by James Walters
A memoir of a wedding photographer. Since I’m getting married in a matter of days, this seemed appropriate.
Going Rogue by Drew Hayes
The third installment of this great series. I borrowed it from a friend and should get it back to her.
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett
Didn’t read it last month. Will try again this month. I’ve seen a lot of other folks reading it lately so I feel compelled to follow suit.
I have a bunch of library holds I’m waiting for so I’m leaving this wide open for those to roll in. Some of these are even children’s books because I’ve seen several BookTubers talk about them so I decided to indulge my curiosity.