A Veritable Cornucopia of Reviews

This is gonna be a long rundown of everything I’ve read since I last updated.  I know, that sounds daunting af, but trust me, it’s gonna hurt me more than it hurts you.  Or something like that.

Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers
Really impressive, gave me tons of ideas.  I really love this concept and want to play with something like this in my own writing.

Skeleton Tree
A good work on children dealing with death in many ways.  A sweet book (though I found the sister annoying whoops my hatred of children is showing).

Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore: Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles
Cute little story, nothing spectacular, but a quick fun read.

Ghosts in the House
Cute little kids book.  The art was just adorable.

Penguin and Pumpkin
I love reading kids books in the hopes that I’ll write my own one day, and let me tell you, this was an adorable board book.  I mean, it stars penguins, what’s not to love about it.

the sun and her flowers
Stronger than milk and honey, with a lot of resonating poems.  It made me start following her on Insta, so that’s a point.

White Bodies
Predicted the twist right off.  Book immediately bored right after.

The Murders of Molly Southbourne
Surprisingly good.  I wasn’t keen about it by it’s description, but it came in a Page Habit box and I devoured it in a few hours.

Crenshaw
Cute quick story about imaginary friends and dealing with times of stress.

Vacationland
Funny when I really thought it would be cringy.  Really enjoyed it.

Wishtree
Good story about a town fighting back against racism within it.  Loved the naming systems she created for all the animals and trees in the book.

Survive the Night
Not as good at horror as I hoped.  A little too reliant on eldritch evil to punch horror buttons.

Friend Request
Sorta figured out one twist from the beginning, really squicked out by the ending.

Even if it Kills Her
Read this in a four-hour car trip.  Absolutely devoured.  Author has really grown as a writer.

Hell House
Ugh, what even is there to say about this book that isn’t just that it’s amazing?  Also a bit more gory than I thought it would be??  But like damn, it was good.

Lady Killers
Read this on the four-hour car trip home.  Really good detail on some unknown female serial killers.

Help Me Follow My Sister Into the Land of the Dead
Ugh, that ending just killed me.  In a good but sad way.

The Apartment
Boring as fuck.  Skimmed through it hoping to get to the damn horror.  Barely found any.

If Looks Could Kill
The start of the series that currently ends with Even If It Kills Her.  Good start, got into this one easily enough, not so much with the second book.  But I know they get better.

Lie to Me
Really stupid fucking plot twist at the end, with an even more pointless reveal.  Still, I liked the characters, even if they did whine on a bit.

The Dry
Good start followed by a surprising twist that actually fit with the clues given.  Follow the money, indeed.

A Field Guide to the North American Family
White middle-class people are terrible to each other:  the book.

The Shape of Ideas
Good comics that felt telling without being preachy.  Felt inspired after reading.

The Chalk Man
Holy shit balls I need everyone to read this so y’all can talk to me about it because I’m still reeling from the ending.

The Shepherd
A Christmas Eve ghost story that had me actually tearing up.

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