September AlphaKIT: F and W
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Welcome to AlphaKIT for September
The rules are... none! Use the letters however you like to choose your reads for the month. Well, okay, there is one rule: Have Fun!
September AlphaKIT letters are : F and W.
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There will likely be things I read for other challenges that will fit, but I'll figure out something for F, just in case. In case there isn't another W (or I might read this one, even if there is another), one option for me:
- The Woman Who Can't Forget / Jill Price
I have Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay for this month, an orange prize listed book.
I just was talking about Wolf Willow by Wallace Stegner in another thread, and now I see there's an F in the subtitle . . . .
I think I have way too many candidates for this month:
✔Bound For Murder
Clarets of Fire
✔Crepe Expectations by Sarah Fox
Digging For Trouble
✔Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Fatal Cajun Festival
✔Fields' Guide to Abduction
First Hit of the Season
Gown With the Wind
Little Shop of Found Things: A Novel
Michelangelo : the Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
Murder on the South of France
✔Past Due For Murder
Street of the Five Moons
Temptation of Forgiveness
Thread on Arrival by Leas Wait
Toxic Toffee by Amanda Flower
Tudor Dawn by David Field
✔Vanishing Man by Charles Finch
✔Wed, Read, and Dead
✔Yeast of Eden by Sarah Fox
I am planning to read Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary, since that fits with my Newbery Award personal reading category. Not sure about the "W" yet, although I have two in mind.
>18 LadyoftheLodge: that is my most favorite Ramona book! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
I will read Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Works for W 3 ways.
Frederic F. Van de Water has just the right initials for this challenge, and he wrote The Eye of Lucifer, which I just read. This 1927 murder-mystery-thriller showed its age, and not very attractively.
I started the Murderbot Diaries (by Martha Wells) - This series is about a killer security unit ("SecUnit") who disables its governing module and, instead of going on a killing spree as expected, starts watching and listening to thousands of hours of media, in particular a TV drama/soap opera called "Sanctuary Moon!" With free agency, the Murderbot sets its own agenda. These are rather expensive given that they are only about 150+ pages or so each in length so I recommend borrowing them from the library. I got the first one, All Systems Red in e-book form (only $3.99!) and the second one; Artificial Condition via a comp code from Downpour (Not a fan of the audiobook narrator: In a situation where the main character is described as genderless, the audiobook publishers decided to cast a young, Africa-America male. In reading it in my head, the voice is much more neutral.) I borrowed the third book, Rogue Protocol from my Library/Libby and placed the fourth one on hold. Hopefully it will come in before the month is over!
Finished my second W this month Twisted Threads by Lea Wait. Meh...I was lured in by the cozy seaside setting and the needlework theme, but the writing and plot didn't hold up for me. Satisfied two challenges in one though!
What the Night Knows / Dean Koontz. 4.5 stars
When John was a kid, his entire family was murdered. He killed the murderer. His family was the last of four families to be murdered at the time. John is now married with kids of his own and is a cop. 20 years later and another family is murdered, seemingly by the 14-year old son. But there are too many similarities to the first of the four family murders 20 years earlier for there to be a coincidence…
I really liked this. It drew me in immediately. It did slow down in the middle (but in part, I also think that’s because I had shorter amounts of time that I could sit and read; I would have liked to sit for longer periods of time for this book), and it picked up again at the end. It is horror, it is violent. I found many parts of it, especially at the start, very creepy (which I love, but wasn’t great to be reading right before bed, which I mostly was for this one!). Definitely creepy...
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