At the rate I'm going the first 6 are only gonna cover the next 3 weeks, but I'm honestly hesitant to add any beyond that, lest I get Distracted from my more immediate reading goals. (But I'm gonna anyway. Because I live dangerously.)
1. Appaloosa Summer (2014)
Yeah it's got "summer" right there in the title, but it's still hot outside here and yesterday definitely felt like summer. More importantly, the (awesome) author came upon my TTT post 2 weeks back and offered to send me a paperback to move it off my TBR! I've got a couple of priority due dates left with the library and then this is next.
2. Time After Time - Lisa Grunwald (2019)
I requested this back in July because it reminded me of the impossibility in Pushing Daisies' love story. I wasn't ready for it when it came in and now that I'm up to my ears in a revived David Tennant obsession, this might have to go back unread for the time being due to the request line, but maybe it will work well in November? It feels like it's either a midsummer or late fall read.
3. Hooked - Catherine Greeman (2011)
I've had to delay this reread from my 2012 list for over a month now, but I've suspected for years that if I read it again it'd be a 4-star read, not 3, and I'd like to confirm this fact. Speed of Life got me primed to read about teen moms again, so now seems like a good time for it.
4. The House on Foster Hill - Jaime Jo Wright (2017)
Brought to my attention via someone's Top Ten Tuesday post a few weeks ago (the system works!), I ended up reading her second novel first even though I was more excited about this one, and then this got immediately buried beneath an avalanche of more pressing due dates. But soon!
Or maybe will save for closer to Halloween, given this part of the summary: Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather's Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house's dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.
5. My Oxford Year - Julia Whelan (2018)
My train of thought went Good Omens --> Doctor Who --> Ten/Rose --> adult student/teacher is a good real world equivalent to that dynamic --> oh man I know where I've heard of a British professor recently. Granted I forgot the student was American, but then I found out that Melissa Benoist was cast in the movie version that seems not to have come to fruition, so that's cool, now it's a Benoist/2006!Tennant party OF GORGEOUSNESS in my head. (assuming I don't toss it out the window for the same reason I haven't already read it, potentially excessive reliance on a physical over emotional connection)
6. Eight Keys - Suzanne LeFleur (2011)
Elise has always lived in the big house with her loving Uncle and Aunt, because Elise's parents died when she was too young to remember them. There's always been a barn behind the house with eight locked doors on the second floor. Then, soon after her 12th birthday, Elise receives a mysterious key left for her by her father. A key that unlocks one of the eight doors...
I skimmed half of this already, thinking I would read and release it. but then I realized it was REALLY GOOD so I need to start from the beginning and savor it.
7. I'm Your Biggest Fan: Awkward Encounters & Assorted Misadventures in Celebrity Journalism - Kate Coyne (2016)
Bought this at a library sale last week. It won't take me but two hours to breeze through, but it just looks so fun! I'm dying to read the "Mariska Hargitay Thinks I'm A Stalker" chapter.
8. Path of the Jaguar - Vickie Britton & Loretta Jackson (1989)
I bought this from the library's sale corner over the summer -- it's published by Avalon Mystery Romance, but it looks a lot heavier on the mystery. Who am I to resist a lush jungle-set thriller in the Yucatan??
9. My Husband The Stranger - Rebecca Done (2017)
OOP @ ME I definitely just impulse-bought this 20 minutes ago after spending
When Molly married Alex Frazer, she knew it was for ever. Theirs would be the perfect future.
However, after a night out with his twin brother, a terrible injury leaves Alex with permanent brain damage. In a single moment the man she married is transformed into someone new. Someone who has forgotten how to love her. And someone Molly isn’t sure she can ever love again.
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