It's Monday, What Are You Reading??


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! This meme by Kathryn at The Book Date
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Reading was slow, as it has been recently. I am hoping for it to pick up, but this time of the year it is almost impossible to have much extra time. 

WHAT I READ...


This was a short novella that was a take on the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. I listened to it on audio. Very nice feminist take and a great ending.



Extra gory thriller about a girl who is attacked and wakes up to hear she murdered her attacker. You can read my review here.



Another thriller, my first at reading Swedish Noir. Waiting on a blog tour before I post my review.



This Japanese horror fell flat for me. I was expecting something as creepy as The Ring, maybe I am a visual horror person. To me, the cover was the most creepy part of the book and it is fantastic!

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WHAT I AM READING...


THE HORSEMAN BY CHRISTINA HENRY

I am and always have been a big fan of Washington Irving's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, so much so I made my husband drive me halfway across the country to vacation in Sleepy Hollow New York. So this book excites me !!! I am only on page 60 but so far so good.

SUMMARY:

Everyone in Sleepy Hollow knows about the Horseman, but no one really believes in him. Not even Ben Van Brunt's grandfather, Brom Bones, who was there when it was said the Horseman chased the upstart Crane out of town. Brom says that's just legend, the village gossips talking.

Twenty years after those storied events, the village is a quiet place. Fourteen-year-old Ben loves to play Sleepy Hollow boys, reenacting the events Brom once lived through. But then Ben and a friend stumble across the headless body of a child in the woods near the village, and the sinister discovery makes Ben question everything the adults in Sleepy Hollow have ever said. Could the Horseman be real after all? Or does something even more sinister stalk the woods?
 


Still on my slow read of TMI, in fact, I am not sure I read more than one chapter last week, but I have until the end of November to get it read so I am taking it slow.


THE FINAL GIRLS SUPPORT GROUP BY GRADY HENDRIX

Just started this earlier this morning. It is our book club selection here on the blog, and I look forward to seeing how it goes. I have read two other of Hendrix's horror books and I love his quirky imagination.

SUMMARY:

In horror movies, the final girl is the one who's left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her?

Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre twenty-two years ago, and it has defined every day of her life since. And she's not alone. For more than a decade she's been meeting with five other actual final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, putting their lives back together, piece by piece. That is until one of the women misses a meeting and Lynnette's worst fears are realized--someone knows about the group and is determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece.

But the thing about these final girls is that they have each other now, and no matter how bad the odds, how dark the night, how sharp the knife, they will never, ever give up.

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UP NEXT...

To be honest, I am not sure what I will be reading next..but here are two I am considering...



My love for dark academia is still going strong and I received this as a gift yesterday so naturally, I want to move it right on up...but I am also thinking of compiling my unread DA books and having a massive reading of them in November so I still have to decide which I want to do.


I have had this ARC for a bit now and have been saving it for October. It says it is gothic, and as a lover of gothic literature, I am instantly drawn to it.



Everyone I know has ordered this book from Book Of The Month, including me, so we are having a massive read-a-long, just not sure if I will read it now or toward the end of the month, closer to our chit chat about it

That is it for me this week...help me with my dilemma and let me know which book you would read next. Also, drop the link to your Book Date so I can come by and pay a visit to see what you are reading!







    

Comments

  1. October is not my favorite month because I really don't like scary books and so many blogs are featuring them. You do look like you have quite a nice assortment in that genre. Final Girls does sound like something I would enjoy though. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  2. My reading comes in spurts at times too. My summer was crazy, so not a lot of reading once we got back from vacation. Now that things have slowed down a bit, I am reading more.

    A Spindle Splintered has been on several blogs lately. I might need to read that one. Horseman sounds good.

    Hope you enjoy all your books. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. Wow!! Read all of these with the.lights on!!πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ“šπŸ’œ

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  4. My daughter and I just binge watched Sleepy Hollow :)
    The Final Girl Support Group is on my TBR

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  5. I've been hearing good things about The Ex Hex. It's on my TBR too!

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  6. Teeth does have a creepy cover! Yeesh!!

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  7. Oof scary looking and sounding books lol!! I don't think I'd be able to sleep reading half of these - or I'd have to read a romance right after before bed haha! I'm a total wimp when it comes to horror!

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  8. A Spindle Splintered sounds interesting! I'll have to pass on the gory thrillers though. lol. I'd dream about it for weeks. I'm usually kinda glad when Halloween passes.

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  9. So many interesting sounding reads here! I am not sure how you are going to be able to choose one!

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