Book Review: Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 366 pages

Published: January 24, 2012

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Genre: Fiction & Literature, Mystery & Thrillers, Horror  Continue reading “Book Review: Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry”

Friday Debate: Books and TV

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Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question:  Continue reading “Friday Debate: Books and TV”

Celebrating Mystery & Thriller Week

Round up the suspects and gather all the clues…it is time to celebrate Mystery & Thriller Week on Goodreads! Not only do I love watching mysteries, I love reading them. I always love the puzzles that authors lay out for me and I enjoy trying to figure it out for myself. It is such a fun brain teaser! So to join in this celebration, I am listing some of my favorite mystery novels. Dive into these heart-pounding and spine tingling stories and discover why it is most book lovers’ favorite genre: Continue reading “Celebrating Mystery & Thriller Week”

Destructive Love: Books With Devastating Relationships

Today is Valentine’s Day, the day of love. A day to celebrate romance and the love of those around us. But romance sometimes doesn’t end with happily ever after. Sometimes love can cause pain, heartache, or worse, death. Yes, love can be a destructive emotion. Just ask these fictional characters how it worked out for them. Here are the best books that show the worst forms of romantic love: Continue reading “Destructive Love: Books With Devastating Relationships”

Books To Help Win Your Reading Challenge

The year is fast approaching and if you are like me, you probably noticed that you have only a couple of weeks to reach your 2017 Reading Challenge Goal (I am 26 books behind of my 100 books reading goal). Whether you are using Goodreads Reading Challenge or a challenge you set for yourself, don’t worry fellow bookworms! Victory is only in arms reach and can be fully achieved. I have a variety of books that will help you achieve your goal. And the best thing? They are short and so good that you will finish them in a day! Continue reading “Books To Help Win Your Reading Challenge”

Top Ten Tuesday: Read…If You Dare

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is:

 Halloween Freebie! (Happy Halloween! Let your creativity run wild with a themed post to celebrate!)

Scary movies may have always been a hit and miss with me but reading scary stories has always been a definite hit for me. I like reading a spooky ghost story, without having to see blood and guts splashed over a TV/Movie screen. And a ghost story, just like any book, can provide a powerful impact way better than any slasher flick. So if you are looking for something to scare you out of your wits this Halloween, why not try these books out: Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Read…If You Dare”

Must Read Books That Represent Mental Illness

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There needs to be an open discussion about mental health. And what better way to stand up to the stigma than to read fiction books that portray the topic perfectly. Readers appreciate to have characters that we can connect with and see as real people. So for Mental Awareness Month, here is a list of books that portray mental illness more realistically:

All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

Everything Everything – Nicola Yoon

The Awakening – Kate Chopin

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Continue reading “Must Read Books That Represent Mental Illness”

Book Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

26025580Format:  Hardcover

Pages: 64 pages

Published: November 3, 2015

Publisher: Crown

Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the “psychic” visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it.

I honestly think that Gillian Flynn is the female version of Stephen King. Albeit a short story, I believe this was another great example of Flynn’s gift of twisting plots into what we think it is going to be at first…then altering our first impressions altogether. Continue reading “Book Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn”

Quote of the Day – October 26, 2016

“There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.”
― Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl