Sunday, July 15, 2018

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | July 15

The last two weeks have been pretty chaotic for me. Some really amazing things have happened in the middle of some not so amazing things which is what life seems to do! All I want to do today is spend time on the blog, check in on how you guys are doing, and see what everyone is reading.

Finished Reading



If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse by Wrath James White - How is that for a title? I've been on a poetry kick, and I'll have a review out for this one this week.

I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland - This is another poetry collection. I didn't enjoy it as much as the Wrath James White collection. I haven't decided if I will review it yet.

Meg: Origins - Thank you, Barb, for suggesting Meg is a better read if you read Origins first. I took your advice!

Currently Reading



Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist) - My library finally came to their senses!

Meg by Steve Alten - I'm having so much fun reading Meg with Lilyn and Toni. I can't wait to see the movie, too.

Review Copies





Huge thanks to Flame Tree Press for these ARCs! If you guys aren't following Flame Tree Press, you need to be! These are the first 6 books they will be releasing (in September). I'm super excited for these books and what's to come.

Creature by Hunter Shea - "Something is in the woods, screeching in the darkness, banging on the house, leaving animals for dead." After I finish Meg, I will be so happy to have another creature feature.

The Bad Neighbor by David Tallerman - "The Bad Neighbor is a gritty contemporary crime thriller set in the north of England, rooted in the author's personal experiences of the region while drawing upon wider issues of racial intolerance, gang crime, and police corruption." I'm excited to check out what kind of crime fiction will be coming out of Flame Tree Press.

The Mouth of the Dark by Tim Waggoner - "Jayce’s twenty-year-old daughter Emory is missing, lost in a dark, dangerous realm called Shadow that exists alongside our own reality." Tim Waggoner is a well known name in the horror genre, but I don't think I've read his books before. I'll try to put aside my child horror fears and step lightly into this one.

The Siren and The Specter by Jonathan Janz - "When David Caine, a celebrated skeptic of the supernatural, is invited by an old friend to spend a month in “the most haunted house in Virginia,” he believes the case will be like any other. But the Alexander House is different." I featured The Siren and the Specter in one of my wishlist posts. This is one of my most anticipated books for this year.

The Sky Woman by J D Moyer - "Progressive scientific culture lives on among orbiting ringstations, descendants of early pioneers who rejected terrestrial life in favor of contained biomes and well-organized, collective societies. One of these ringstations is The Stanford." Will this be outside of my comfort zone? We'll see! Maybe I can talk Lilyn into reading it with me!

Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach by Ramsey Campbell - "Before their holiday is over, some of the family may learn more than they can bear about the secret that keeps the island alive..." Ooooh. I can't wait for this one!

So what about you? Let me know what you're reading this week or leave me some links!


This post is being shared as part of Book Date's It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.

Subscribe: Follow: Contact:

42 comments:

  1. I saw the title of that poetry collection, and immediately knew it was love poetry. XD

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am not sure my post went through or not. But I want to read The Siren and the Specter. Sounds like my kind of book. Have a great week!

    Mary my #SundayRoundup #27!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment worked! I'm really looking forward to reading Siren. I think it sounds like my kind of book, too. Thanks!

      Delete
  3. Ah, I remember reading the early MEG books many, many years ago. And I also remember the first one having a totally over the top ending? It'll be interesting to see how they adapt it for the movie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I will be finishing Meg tomorrow. I can't wait to see how it ends. :)

      Delete
  4. Interesting books on your list. I hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  5. The cover to that first poetry collection is creepy! About as creepy as it’s name!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it is! Honestly, it doesn't really fit the book.

      Delete
  6. MEG looks awesome and I can't wait to see the movie! I should read the book. The Sky Woman looks interesting too! Oh and yeah that first poetry collection- that title kills me. That's got to be the best one I've seen in a while. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was definitely taken in by the title on that one. :) I've roped Lilyn into reading The Sky Woman with me. Woohoo!

      Delete
  7. I see you got some of the same books! So happy you are enjoying the Meg series. I read them some years ago and really liked them. Been waiting years for the movie and can't wait!

    My Sunday Post

    ReplyDelete
  8. I think that If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse wins the award for the best title EVER! Meg looks great! I am off to look up Flame Tree Press. Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a great title! I'm glad you are checking out Flame Tree Press. They are a publisher to keep an eye on!

      Delete
  9. These are some different books I haven't seen as much. That's cool. Enjoy! Anne - Books of My Heart

    ReplyDelete
  10. So glad you're enjoying Meg. I think Origins helped it make more sense and I'm glad you agree and it worked well for you too. I plan on continuing the series soon. Some great haul books too. We had a Salem's Lot and Return to Salem's Lot marathon this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it was great advice. :) I have one day left on Meg. I don't think I've even seen Return to Salem's Lot.

      Delete
  11. I have never heard of Flame Tree Press, I'll have to check them out since those books look pretty good! I need to add Meg to my TBR so I can get to it before the movie.
    I hope you have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do recommend reading Meg. :) Thanks, I hope you have a great week, too.

      Delete
  12. I'm looking forward to Creature-I have it pre-ordered!

    ReplyDelete
  13. You have a nice variety of books there. I haven't read any or heard of most of them. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kathy. I think it's a great mix. I'm looking forward to them.

      Delete
  14. I really need to hop on the Saga bandwagon. Those books are everywhere. Enjoy your new books! Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I'm enjoying Saga. I wish my library wasn't being so slow on the acquisitions, though.

      Delete
  15. Sounds like you need a little quiet time for yourself, hope that is happening and that your reads are helping.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep. I really do. I somewhat had some time to myself this past Sunday. I'll take what I can get. :)

      Delete
  16. Wow! It looks like you have lots of great reading to look forward to! I hope you enjoy them all :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. The Meg books look great!! I will have to read them. I absolutely can't wait to see the movie!!

    My brother is a big horror fan - and just recently asked me for some poetry recommendations. Looks like I have a new book to tell him about!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm excited about the movie, too! Ooh, yes. Stay tuned. I'm planning to read what poetry I can find this year.

      Delete
  18. Love the title. Poetry isn't what I normally read, but I could totally think about it for sure. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a great title, but it's not a collection that will appeal to everyone. :) It took me a bit outside of my comfort zone.

      Delete
  19. Wait, is the movie Meg also based on that book called Meg? Sorry if I'm wrong, I don't know anything haha. Hava a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I've been seeing Flame Tree Press around a lot lately, I want to check out their titles. I noticed they are up on NetGalley, so I'll have to take a look:-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, definitely check them out on Netgalley. I will be diving into the stack soon.

      Delete
  21. That corpse book definitely has a unique title, haha. I second Tammy in that I've been seeing Flame Tree Press around a lot lately. None of those books are quite my kinda read, but I'll be keeping an eye on the pub's future releases! And yay Saga! Do you ever use Hoopla? Cuz they get the new volumes there as soon as they release :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Flame Tree is a great new publisher to keep an eye on. No, my library doesn't use Hoopla. :(

      Delete

Follow Me on Twitter! RSS Feed Email Me! Friend Me on Goodreads! Follow Me on Pinterest!

 
Powered by Blogger