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My 2024 Good Reads Challenge Is On! (UPDATED)

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BOOK QUOTE: So many books, so little time.” — Frank Zappa

What’s up, beautiful people? Welcome or welcome back to the blog.  I hope you are doing well to begin this 2024 year, staying hydrated, caring for your body, and being gracious to yourselves.

It’s that time in January when folks are proclaiming there are Good Reads for 2024, and since I had a stellar year for books in 2023 (and I don’t want to be left out…peer pressure, LOL). So, I’ve been working on adding several books to my own 2024 Good Reads challenge, and thus far, I’m up to 42… and well, here it goes.

My Good Reads for 2024

Leslie F*cking Jones, Leslie Jones (read/review coming soon)
What Moves the Dead, T, Kingfisher (read/reviewed on Good Reads)
The Kind Worth Killing, Peter Swanson
The Cousins, Karen M. McManus (currently reading)
Don’t Fear The Reaper (Book #2), Stephen Graham Jones
My Heart Is A Chainsaw (Book #1), Stephen Graham Jones (reading)
Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide, Rupert Holmes


The Wishing Game, Meg Shaffer
Holly, Stephen King
Mary: An Awakening of Terror, Nat Cassidy (reading)
When Darkness Loves Us, Elizabeth Engstrom
The Amulet, Michael McDowell
Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned From Eighties Movies, Hadley Freeman


The Black Guy Dies First: Black Horror Cinema from Fodder to Oscar, Robin R. Means Coleman PhD & Mark H. Harris
We Lie Here, Rachel Howzell Hall
The Body in the Library, Agatha Christie
The Vile Thing We Created, Robert P. Ottone
Masters of Death, Olivie Blake
Kill The Boy Band, Goldy Moldavsky


Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to ’80s Teen Movies, Kevin Smokler
The Mary Shelley Club, Goldy Moldavsky
Wasps in the Ice Cream, Tim McGregor
The Moving Finger, Agatha Christie
What Never Happened, Rachel Howzell Hall
How to Survive Your Murder, Danielle Valentine


The Cursed Among Us, John Durgin
A House With Good Bones, T. Kingfisher
The Twat Files: a Life of Mistakes – No Regrets, Dawn French
Fourth Wing (The Empyrean, #1), Rebecca Yarros
The September House, Carissa Orlando
Maggies Grave: A Horror Novel, David Sodergrin


The Midnight Showing, Megan Shephard
Sign Here, Claudia Lux
The Future, Naomi Alderman
AHH! That’s What I Call Horror: An Anthology of ’90s Horror, Chelsea Pumpkins
Middle of the Night, Riley Sager
The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty


(adding the rest mid-year)

This list “literally” changed while I was creating this post because as I was adding the books, I went to Amazon to make sure the books were available, and some of my previous titles were so obscure (horror novels from the 80s) that they were priced over $100.  Where are we doing that because it won’t be me…I don’t need to read it that badly.  So, I made some adjustments, and between what I was gifted for Christmas and what I hauled for myself as a gift, Libby and Audible, I should have most of these titles covered.

Now you know I have to do a graphic, right?  So here’s a quick snapshot of the first 24 books. 

I know to some these lists are silly, but honestly, I’ll take silly over any day of Teams meetings and bullshit.  Books are an escape for me, and I can read whatever genre I like, when I like, with no judgment.  It’s the best activity to keep my brain busy.

Thanks so much for hanging with me today. I know you could be doing other things with your time, so I appreciate every one of you.  Don’t forget to subscribe and like, as it helps my site.  Many thanks. Peace

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