I love reading books. I try and read about 4 or 5 books each month. I ended September by reading The Bullet that Missed, by Richard Osman. It was a fantastic read and I think his best book so far in this series.
October is the “spooky season” and I love to read a good supernatural tale. I’ve peppered this month’s picks with good witchy tales.
I started October with Payback’s a Witch, by Lana Harper. It’s a fun LGBTQA-friendly rom-com about a prodigal daughter returning to her hometown to fulfill her witchy duties as arbiter of a centuries old competition between three other powerful witch families. One of the heirs, and this year’s competitors, is an ex-boyfriend who is kind of a jerk. His family’s power and affluence has made him dangerously self-important and cruel and he’s dated and harshly dumped the other competitors from the witchly families. When the three women meet up before the competition they decide payback is necessary and come up with an unorthodox plan to teach him a lesson.
The next books on my to be read (TBR) pile are Cackle, by Rachel Harrison, The Rules of Magic, which is the prequel to Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman, and Carrie Soto is Back, by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Not a supernatural genre book, but I love Reid’s writing style and will jump at any opportunity to read her work.
And I’m getting a sneak peak of The Quarry Girls, by Jess Lourey. She sent it to me with some excellent swag that took me right back to 1977 where the book is set. Did you know there were 3 serial killers operating around St. Cloud, MN in 1977? I did not. The book is instantly gripping and I stayed up way too late after getting sucked into the opening chapters.
Another book you’re going to want to pick up is Her Perfect Twin, by Sarah Bonner. I interviewed her for The Big Thrill Magazine and got to hear all about how she came up with the concept of one twin murdering the other and then having to pose as the dead twin during a pandemic lockdown in order to get away with it. It’s one of the best books I’ve read so far this year.
Happy reading to you in this month of pumpkin spice and ghosts!