Hi Everyone,

So, because I can never read enough books, in addition to the 6 non-fiction books I’m hoping to read this month (see the TBR here) I have three other books chosen for me by various groups. I do not do well with standard bookclubs, but all three of these challenges take books already on my TBR (and I’ve set it to take from my owned collection).

TBR-To Be Referred is a group on Goodreads. Participants each month are paired off and select books that they themselves enjoyed. Last month, this group was responsible for me reading/listening to The Boys in the Boat which is one of my favourite books of the year.

This month, my partner chose All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, All the Missing GirlsCorinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.

The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar, and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing.

I’m glad a mystery/thriller made this list. I have the eBook of this on my kindle, but I might see if I can find the audiobook.

The other two books were both chosen in the group Crazy Challenge Connection. I joined this group a number of years ago and love it! It fills my love of putting things into lists. There are a whole host of challenges — from spelling stuff with the title or author’s name to finding books that meet obscure requirements. It’s all done in the spirit of fun and everyone is super friendly.

There are two threads designed to help people tackle their TBRs, an “ugly” book once a month and a “pretty” book once a month. In both of these, one picks books based solely on the cover, not the content.  Since everyone has individual taste, it’s fun to see which one you get.

I’m still currently reading my “ugly” book of October Witchy Eye by D. J. Butler.Witchy Eye (Witchy Eye, #1) It’s really good so far — just long. For November, my partner originally chose The Digital Dead by Bruce Balfour. However, I have since discovered that it is a sequel and I don’t own the first one.

This is why I have swapped it out for Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh. The second book in the Psy-Changeling series, it has a suitably ugly urban fantasy cover.

Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2)Used to cold silence, Faith NightStar is suddenly being tormented by dark visions of blood and murder. A bad sign for anyone, but worse for Faith, an F-Psy with the highly sought after ability to predict the future. Then the visions show her something even more dangerous – aching need…exquisite pleasure. But so powerful is her sight, so fragile the state of her mind, that the very emotions she yearns to embrace could be the end of her.

Changeling Vaughn D’Angelo can take the form of either man or jaguar, but it is his animal side that is overwhelmingly drawn to Faith. The jaguar’s instinct is to claim this woman it finds so utterly fascinating and the man has no argument. But while Vaughn craves sensation and hungers to pleasure Faith in every way, desire is a danger that could snap the last threads of her sanity. And there are Psy who need Faith’s sight for their own purposes. They must keep her silenced – and keep her from Vaughn. 

Nothing like a good paranormal romance to lighten things up.

I’m currently listening to the audiobook for my “pretty” book of the month. The cover IS stunning! So far, it’s a good read too — both very atmospheric and very YA.

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

The Wicked DeepWhere, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

I have read mixed reviews on this and am interested to see where I stand. Universally people love the atmosphere and I wholeheartedly agree.

That’s a total of 9 books I’m hoping to get to in November, plus finishing off a few I’ve already started. I think I’ll go read now.

Is anyone else participating in Non-fiction November? What books are you hoping to get to this month?

Until next time …

All synopsizes from http://www.goodreads.com

 

 

 

 

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