What Are You Reading for Fall … Book Review?
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I hope everyone is doing well on this Friday, and my prayers go out to anyone affected by the hurricane. Time has been marching along and although it’s not technically Fall, I’m willing myself into the Fall spirit as a healthy distraction to everything that’s happening.
Today day I’m doing a book review (which took way to long), as well as listing some great books to read for the Fall season. Admittedly I fell off with my book reading and started a book in August that I just finished this week. I just wasn’t in the mood, but now I’m back to it, hoping to finish my Good Reads challenge before the end of the year.
The Select: A Novel
Author| F. Paul Wilson
Genre| Thriller, Horror
GR Rating | 3.91
Purchase | Amazon
Synopsis | Any student should consider themselves lucky to receive an invitation to apply to the Ingraham College of Medicine. About an hour outside of Washington, DC, it’s one of the most respected and prestigious institutions of its kind in the United States. With the school completely subsidized by the Kleederman Foundation, students receive a full-ride scholarship for all four years, including room and board. That’s a hard deal for Quinn Cleary to pass up.
But after she and her new friend, Tim Brown, gain entrance into this dream school, everything soon becomes a waking nightmare as a student after the student begins behaving as if they were brainwashed. Now Quinn and Tim must hurry to uncover the dark truth before it’s too late.
This is just what I expect from F. Paul Wilson. I enjoyed this quick read. I did start off a little slow but kept the pace as the tension started to build. Why were the medical students sharing the same mindset as professors? Ongoing bull sessions by the students point out that not all are sharing the same point of view.
Quinn Clearly had a modest upbringing and excelled in college. Getting into the prestigious Ingraham College of Medicine was her dream, and a full-ride didn’t hurt that prospect. She had to get in but at what cost? With a little help from her friends Tim Brown and Matt Crawford, her dreams would turn into reality.
This book read like a movie. I could see the tension building, not knowing the outcome or who’s in on the big secret of why Ingram graduates are so successful. Brainwashing, or supernatural, whatever you think you know all changes within the last few chapters. This book kept me guessing until the end. I definitely would recommend this Good Read.
The Lending Library
Author| Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Genre| YA, Fantasy
GR Rating | 4.15
Purchase | Amazon
Synopsis | From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” set in glamorous 1950s Mexico—“fans of classic novels like Jane Eyre and Rebecca are in for a suspenseful treat” (PopSugar).
After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.
6 Books That Will Give You An Autumn State of Mind.
SYNOPSIS: On a damp October night, the body of young, beautiful Ashley Cordova is found in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. By all appearances her death is a suicide–but investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. Though much has been written about the dark and unsettling films of Ashley’s father, Stanislas Cordova, very little is known about the man himself.
SYNOPSIS: Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, Little Women. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other, and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.
The Secret History
SYNOPSIS: Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last – inexorably – into evil.
SYNOPSIS: For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape.
The October Country
SYNOPSIS: Ray Bradbury’s second short story collection is back in print, its chilling encounters with funhouse mirrors, parasitic accident-watchers, and strange poker chips intact. Both sides of Bradbury’s vaunted childhood nostalgia are also on display, in the celebratory “Uncle Einar,” and haunting “The Lake,” the latter a fine elegy to childhood loss.
When No One Is Watching
SYNOPSIS: Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo.
With that, I’ll end today. Check out Audiobooks and get your first month free with 2 book credits Let me know down in the comments on your favorite book for the Fall Season. Don’t forget to like this post and comment below on what your reading. — Peace —
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