Weekly Wrap-Up (November 9)

Weekly Wrap-Up

ON THE BLOG

Saturday, Nov 3 – Book Review: A Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle
Sunday, Nov 4 – It’s Finally Fall Book Tag
Monday, Nov 5 – Book Review: Death at Whitewater Church by Andrea Carter
Tuesday, Nov 6 – Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read
Wednesday, Nov 7 – Book Review: A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
Thursday, Nov 8 – Book Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager

BOOKS READ

Reviews to come on the blog – Camouflage in November and An Anonymous Girl in December.

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah PekkanenCamouflage by Ivy Keating and Scott Spotson

AUDIOBOOKS

I borrowed these from the library via OverDrive.

Don't You Cry by Mary KubicaThe Lonely City by Olivia LaingDown Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuireBeneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

CURRENTLY READING

I’m currently reading three books – one physical book, one ebook, and one audiobook.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins ReidA Bad, Bad Thing by Elena ForbesCity of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED

One ARC received this week. I really enjoyed Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung, so I jumped on the chance to read her newest graphic novel. I got this one earlier in the week, so I’ve already read it. Review to come in December.

Book Love by Debbie Tung

PURCHASED

No books purchased this week.

BORROWED

No books borrowed from the library this week.

OTHER BOOKS

I accepted two review requests from authors this week. I haven’t read these yet, but I should have them read in late November/early December. Reviews to come in December.

The Dagger by Pam AndersThe Mentalist Series by Kenechi Udogu

My reviews can also be found on Goodreads. Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Hope you have an awesome week.
Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (November 2)

Weekly Wrap-Up

ON THE BLOG

Saturday, Oct 27 – The Sunshine Blogger Award #2
Sunday, Oct 28 – Book Review: Our House by Louise Candlish
Monday, Oct 29 – Book Review: River Bodies by Karen Katchur
Tuesday, Oct 30 – Top Ten Tuesday: Horror TBR
Wednesday, Oct 31 – Reading Update: October 2018
Thursday, Nov 1 – Book Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

BOOKS READ

My reviews for these books will be posted to Goodreads, and I plan to review both of them on the blog.

Final Girls by Riley SagerA Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle

AUDIOBOOKS

I use OverDrive to borrow audiobooks from the library. My reviews for these books will be posted to Goodreads.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. DickCurtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

CURRENTLY READING

I’m currently reading two books – one ebook and one audiobook.

The Last by Hanna JamesonThe Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED

No ARCs received this week.

PURCHASED

No books purchased this week.

BORROWED

No books borrowed from the library this week.

I have so many books to read, I’m trying not to request, buy, or borrow more books until I’m more caught up on what I already have. Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Hope you have an awesome week. Happy Reading!

**Book images are from Goodreads.

Weekly Wrap-Up (October 26)

Weekly Wrap-Up

ON THE BLOG

Saturday, Oct 20 – Book Review: The Other Sister by Sarah Zettel
Sunday, Oct 21 – Book Review: The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Monday, Oct 22 – Book Review: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
Tuesday, Oct 23 – Top Ten Tuesday: Villains in Mysteries and Thrillers
Wednesday, Oct 24 – Book Review: Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough
Thursday, Oct 25 – Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag

BOOKS READ

My reviews for these books will be posted to Goodreads, and I plan to review both of them on the blog.

A Ladder to the Sky by John BoyneSadie by Courtney Summers

AUDIOBOOKS

I use OverDrive to borrow audiobooks from the library. My reviews for these books will be posted to Goodreads.

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra ClareThe Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

CURRENTLY READING

I’m currently reading three books – one physical book, one ebook, and one audiobook.

The Line That Held Us by David JoyRiver Bodies by Karen KatchurLife After Life by Kate Atkinson

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED

No ARCs received this week.

PURCHASED

No books purchased… yet. There is a big book sale going on in town, so I’m heading out this morning to shop books. I usually find some good deals at this sale, so wish me luck!

BORROWED

One book borrowed from the library.

The Line That Held Us by David Joy

OTHER BOOKS

I accepted two ebooks to review this week.

After Terra: Year 200 by Daniel ColdspringCamouflage by Ivy Keating and Scott Spotson

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Hope you have an awesome week. Happy Reading!

**Book images are from Goodreads.

Weekly Wrap-Up (October 19)

Weekly Wrap-Up

ON THE BLOG

Saturday, Oct 13 – Book Review: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Sunday, Oct 14 – Book Review: The Thousandth Floor Trilogy by Katharine McGee
Monday, Oct 15 – Book Review: Shivers in the Night by Yukon Writers’ Society
Tuesday, Oct 16 – Top Ten Tuesday: Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit
Wednesday, Oct 17 – Book Review: Dreamfall by Amy Plum
Thursday, Oct 18 – Book Review: Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

BOOKS READ

My reviews for these books will be posted to, or are already on, Goodreads. I plan to review Our House on the blog.

Something This Way Comes by Ray BradburyOur House by Louise CandlishBreed by Chase Novak

AUDIOBOOKS

I use OverDrive to borrow audiobooks from the library. My reviews for these books will be posted to Goodreads.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John BoyneFirst Grave on the Right by Darynda JonesWizard and Glass by Stephen KingOpen and Shut by David Rosenfelt

CURRENTLY READING

I’m currently reading three books – one physical book, one ebook, and one audiobook.

Ever Present Danger by Kathy HermanDeath at Whitewater Church by Andrea CarterCity of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED

No ARCs received this week.

PURCHASED

I bought 6 books this week. The library was having a book sale, and I found 3 books there – a Harry Potter book and two books from the Stephanie Plum series. I’ve read all 3 books, but I didn’t own them. I now have all the Harry Potter series, and about 20 of the Stephanie Plum series. The other 3 books I bought at Half Price Books. I got Crooked Kingdom because I finished Six of Crows recently, and want to continue the series. The other two books I bought because I collect the red spine Vintage Classics.

Paperback books
BORROWED

I borrowed one book from the library this week.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Hope you have an awesome week. Happy Reading!

**Book images are from Goodreads.

Weekly Wrap-Up (October 12)

Weekly Wrap-Up

ON THE BLOG

Saturday, Oct 6 – The Sunshine Blogger Award
Sunday, Oct 7 – Book Review: Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly
Monday, Oct 8 – Book Review: The Lies We Told by Camilla Way
Tuesday, Oct 9 – Top Ten Tuesday: Longest Books I’ve Ever Read
Wednesday, Oct 10 – Book Review: Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Thursday, Oct 11 – Book Review: The Wife by Alafair Burke

BOOKS READ

My reviews for these books will be posted to, or are already on, Goodreads. I plan to review a couple of these on the blog – The President is Missing and Cross Her Heart.

Friday Night Lights by H. G. BissingerThe President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill ClintonCross Her Heart by Sarah PinboroughJohn Dies at the End by David Wong

AUDIOBOOKS

I use OverDrive to borrow audiobooks from the library. My review for this book will be posted to Goodreads.

The Dry by Jane Harper

CURRENTLY READING

I’m currently reading three books – one physical book, one ebook, and one audiobook.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo For Better and Worse by Margot HuntEnd of Watch by Stephen King

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED

One of my most anticipated reads of 2019 is A Beautiful Corpse. I was so excited to see it was on Netgalley! And even more excited that my request was approved!

A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty

PURCHASED

No books purchased this week.

BORROWED

I borrowed one book from the library this week, Final Girls by Riley Sager.

Final Girls by Riley Sager

OTHER BOOKS

My pick for this month’s Amazon’s First Reads was River Bodies.

River Bodies by Karen Katchur

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Hope you have an awesome week. Happy Reading!

**Book images are from Goodreads.

Weekly Wrap-Up (October 5)

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A great week of reading!

ON THE BLOG

Saturday, Sep 29 – Book Review: We Were Mothers by Katie Sise
Sunday, Sep 30 – Reading Update: September 2018
Monday, Oct 1 – Book Review: Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner
Tuesday, Oct 2 – Book Review: Under My Skin by Lisa Unger
Wednesday, Oct 3 – Book Review: The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Thursday, Oct 4 – Book Review: The Witch Elm by Tana French

BOOKS READ

My reviews for these books will be posted to, or are already on, Goodreads. My review for Lies Between Us was posted earlier this week here on the blog. Others that I plan to review on the blog are Open Your Eyes, Dreamfall, Shivers in the Night, The Lies We Told, and The Female Persuasion.

Open Your Eyes by Paula DalyThe Broke Diaries by Angela NisselDreamfall by Amy PlumShivers in the Night by Shayla Raquel, et al.Lies Between Us by Ronnie TurnerThe Lies We Told by Camilla WayThe Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly
Jane Campbell avoids confrontation at any costs. Given the choice, she’ll always let her husband, Leon–a bestselling crime writer–take the lead, while she focuses on her two precious young children and her job as a creative writing teacher. After she receives another rejection for her novel, Leon urges Jane to put her hobby to rest. And why shouldn’t she, when through Jane’s rose-tinted glasses, they appear to have the perfect house and the perfect life?

But then Leon is brutally attacked in their driveway while their children wait quietly in the car, and suddenly, their perfect life becomes the stuff of nightmares. Who would commit such a hateful offense in broad daylight? With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, as well as the secrets that have been kept from her. Although she might not like what she sees, if she’s committed to discovering who hurt her husband–and why–Jane must take matters into her own hands.

The Broke Diaries by Angela Nissel
When Angela Nissel found herself struggling financially while in college, instead of sulking, she decided to entertain herself by creating an online journal that chronicled her day-to-day trials and tribulations. Written with humor and intelligence, her “Broke Diary” quickly found an audience as people wrote to Angela to empathize with, console, and laugh with her about her experiences and even share their own. The Broke Diaries is the first complete compilation of her experiences, written in a voice that is funny, unique, and dead-on.

Dreamfall by Amy Plum
Seven teenagers who suffer from debilitating insomnia agree to take part in an experimental new procedure to cure it because they think it can’t get any worse. But they couldn’t be more wrong.

When the lab equipment malfunctions, the patients are plunged into a terrifying dreamworld where their worst nightmares have come to life—and they have no memory of how they got there. Hunted by monsters from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they’d rather keep buried, these seven strangers will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if they can’t find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up.

Shivers in the Night by Shayla Raquel, et al.
Featuring ten original short stories, Shivers in the Night is the first anthology written by Yukon Writers’ Society members. Each original story embraces the art of suspense and terror with a knack for heart-pounding endings.

In Spinner’s Tale, brace yourself for a tangled web of horror. While diving into A Pretty Facade, don’t be fooled by Maria’s perfect life. There’s more than just science at play in the Texas body farm in The Rotting. Old photographs and an odd cat lead Janie to a house with a hair-raising secret. And Mr. Sweaters’s Gift isn’t a gift at all.

Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner
Three people, leading very different lives, are about to be brought together – with devastating consequences…

John has a perfect life, until the day his daughter goes missing.

Maisie cares for her patients, but hides her own traumatic past.

Miller should be an innocent child, but is obsessed with something he can’t have.

They all have something in common, though none of them know it – and the truth won’t stay hidden for long…

The Lies We Told by Camilla Way
When Clara’s boyfriend, Luke, disappears, everyone believes that he’s left her, but Clara thinks she knows the truth. Recent evidence suggests that Luke had a stalker, and Clara worries that he’s been kidnapped. Then Luke’s older sister, Emma, who vanished twenty years ago, suddenly reappears.

Emma wants to help Clara with her search for Luke, but she refuses to talk about what happened–even though it nearly destroyed her family when she vanished. And the deeper Clara digs into Luke’s mysterious disappearance, the more convinced she is that the two incidents are connected.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer–madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place–feels her inner world light up. Then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she’d always imagined.

AUDIOBOOKS LISTENED TO

I use OverDrive to borrow audiobooks from the library. My reviews for these books will be posted to, or are already on, Goodreads.

Dare Me by Megan AbbottThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Racketeer by John GrishamFinders Keepers by Stephen KingThe Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Dare Me by Megan Abbott
Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy’s best friend and trusted lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers. Now they’re seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls — until the young new coach arrives.

Cool and commanding, an emissary from the adult world just beyond their reach, Coach Colette French draws Addy and the other cheerleaders into her life. Only Beth, unsettled by the new regime, remains outside Coach’s golden circle, waging a subtle but vicious campaign to regain her position as “top girl” — both with the team and with Addy herself.

Then a suicide focuses a police investigation on Coach and her squad. After the first wave of shock and grief, Addy tries to uncover the truth behind the death — and learns that the boundary between loyalty and love can be dangerous terrain.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family’s ambitious plots as the king’s interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king and take her fate into her own hands.

The Racketeer by John Grisham
Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland.

On paper, Malcolm’s situation isn’t looking too good these days, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve. He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied.

What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price—especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett’s death. And the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday…

The Whistler by John Grisham
We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the orderly and efficient flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? It’s rare, but it happens.

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption.

But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history.

What’s the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month’s cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It’s a sweet deal: Everyone is making money.

But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous.

Finders Keepers by Stephen King
The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.

While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

The Last Star by Rick Yancey
They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human.

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED

I really need to get caught up on reading and reviewing the ARCs I already have, but I still requested some more this week. I haven’t had a chance to start reading any of these yet.

As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn ChaneyThe Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets
On a conservation study in northern Alberta, field technician Marian Engström found her true calling: training rescue dogs to help track endangered wildlife. Under the tutelage of experienced handler Tate Mathias, Marian felt her future opening up before her. But after Tate is killed in a bear attack, Marian finds herself questioning the man she thought she loved. Growing inconsistencies start to surface, possibly linking Tate to the murders of four women over six years.

Working with a retired forensic profiler who was never able to close the cases, Marian relives her relationship with Tate, desperately hoping to clear his name as a serial killer. And as she circles ever closer to the truth, evil stalks her every move. From the lush and breathtaking Rocky Mountains to the vast deserts of Utah, The Last Woman in the Forest chronicles the experiences of a woman whose faith in the nature of man is about to be tested.

As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney
“My wife! I think she’s dead!” Matt frantically tells park rangers that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren’t hopeful: no one could have survived that fall. It was a tragic accident.

But Matt’s first wife also died in suspicious circumstances. And when the police pull a body out of the river, they have a lot more questions for Matt.

Detectives Loren and Spengler want to know if Matt is a grieving, twice-unlucky husband or a cold-blooded murderer. They dig into the couple’s lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love’s got teeth, it’s got claws, and once it hitches you to a person, it’s tough to rip yourself free.

So what happens when you’re done making it work?

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.

We look like a normal couple. We’re your neighbors, the parents of your kid’s friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.

We all have secrets to keeping a marriage alive.

Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
The Butler family has had their share of trials—as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest—but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives.

Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will. They are as stunned as the rest of the small community when she and her husband Proctor are arrested, and in a heartbeat the family goes from one of the most respected in town to utter disgrace. The worst part is, not even her sisters are sure exactly what happened.

As Althea awaits her fate, Lillian and Viola must come together in the house they grew up in to care for their sister’s teenage daughters. What unfolds is a stunning portrait of the heart and core of an American family in a story that is as page-turning as it is important.

PURCHASED

No books purchased this week.

BORROWED

I checked out four books from the library this week. Two of the books I got are horror novels – Something Wicked This Way Comes and Breed. Since it’s October, I thought I’d add more horror to my reading schedule. The other two books are new releases that I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about – Our House and Sadie.

Something This Way Comes by Ray BradburyOur House by Louise CandlishBreed by Chase NovakSadie by Courtney Summers

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she’s sure there’s been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern co-parenting arrangement: bird’s nest custody, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons at the prized family home to maintain stability for their children. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy. In a domino effect of crimes and misdemeanors, the nest comes tumbling down.

Now Bram has disappeared and so have Fiona’s children. As events spiral well beyond her control, Fiona will discover just how many lies her husband was weaving and how little they truly knew each other. But Bram’s not the only one with things to hide, and some secrets are best kept to oneself, safe as houses.

Our House by Louise Candlish
When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she’s sure there’s been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern co-parenting arrangement: bird’s nest custody, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons at the prized family home to maintain stability for their children. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy. In a domino effect of crimes and misdemeanors, the nest comes tumbling down.

Now Bram has disappeared and so have Fiona’s children. As events spiral well beyond her control, Fiona will discover just how many lies her husband was weaving and how little they truly knew each other. But Bram’s not the only one with things to hide, and some secrets are best kept to oneself, safe as houses.

Breed by Chase Novak
Alex and Leslie Twisden told each other they would do anything to have children. The price didn’t matter. But the experimental procedure they found had costs they couldn’t foresee.

Adam and Alice Twisden’s lives seem perfectly normal. Except that, every night, without fail, their parents lock them into their rooms.

And the twins know that the sounds they can hear are not just their imagination. They’re real. And they’re getting louder…

Sadie by Courtney Summers
Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie’s story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie’s journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it’s too late.

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Hope you have an awesome week. Happy Reading!

**Book images and blurbs are from Goodreads.

Weekly Wrap-Up (September 28)

Nightcap Books - Weekly Wrap-Up

I’m making good headway on my reading list. I have a lot more ebooks on my Kindle than I realized, so I’m going to try and focus on reading those the next couple of weeks. I was pretty good this week with not requesting ARCs or buying any new books. Hopefully, I can keep that up for a little while longer and get more checked off my reading list… without adding more to it.

ON THE BLOG
Saturday, Sep 22 – Book Review: The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
Sunday, Sep 23 – Book Review: The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon
Monday, Sep 24 – Book Review: All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson
Tuesday, Sep 25 – Book Review: Tangerine by Christine Mangan
Wednesday, Sep 26 – Book Review: Glitter Bomb by Laura Childs
Thursday, Sep 27 – Book Review: The Birthday by Carol Wyer

BOOKS READ
My reviews for these books will be posted to, or are already on, Goodreads. I plan to review some of these on the blog – The Wife, Sweet Little Lies, The Towering Sky, The Last Time I Lied, We Were Mothers, and The Cheerleaders.

A Girl Like That by Tanaz BhathenaThe Wife by Alafair BurkeSweet Little Lies by Caz FrearThe Towering Sky by Katharine McGeeExpelled by James PattersonThe Last Time I Lied by Riley SagerSummer of Night by Dan SimmonsWe Were Mothers by Katie SiseThe Hate U Give by Angie ThomasThe Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

AUDIOBOOKS LISTENED TO
I use OverDrive to borrow audiobooks from the library. My reviews for these books will be posted to, or are already on, Goodreads.

Doll Bones by Holly BlackMr. Mercedes bu Stephen KingBlood of My Blood by Barry LygaBlood on Snow by Jo NesboThe Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick RiordanEcho by Pam Muñoz Ryan

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED
No ARCs received this week.

PURCHASED
No books purchased this week.

BORROWED FROM LIBRARY

The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill ClintonCross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Hope you have an awesome week. Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (September 21)

Nightcap Books - Weekly Wrap-Up

This week I started uploading blog posts on weekends. I wasn’t sure I would have enough content to have new posts seven days a week, but it looks like I do… at least for now. Originally, I was planning on only having reviews for new(ish) books on the blog, but I think I’ll occasionally post reviews for books that have been out for a long time. Hopefully, I can keep up the pace and have new content every day, but if I slow down, I’ll go back to posting on Mondays through Fridays.

ON THE BLOG
Saturday, Sep 15 – Book Review: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Sunday, Sep 16 – Book Review: Dweller by Jeff Strand
Monday, Sep 17 – Book Review: Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal
Tuesday, Sep 18 – Book Review: The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
Wednesday, Sep 19 – Book Review: Reclaiming Raven by Mary Holt
Thursday, Sep 20 – Book Review: The Proposal by S. E. Lynes

BOOKS READ
My reviews for these books will be posted to, or are already on, Goodreads. The ones that I plan to review on the blog are listed below.

The Birthday by Carol Wyer – Review to come on Sep 27
The Other Sister by Sarah Zettel – Review to come on Oct 6
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh – Review to come Oct 10

Out by Natsuo KirinoLet Me Lie by Clare MackintoshPrincess by James PattersonThe Birthday by Carol WyerThe Other Sister by Sarah Zettel

AUDIOBOOKS LISTENED TO
I use OverDrive and RB Digital to borrow audiobooks from my local library. My reviews for these books can be found on Goodreads.

King's Cage by Victoria AveyardThe Big Sleep by Raymond ChandlerWorlds Collide by Chris ColferThe Drawing of the Three by Stephen KingThe Waste Lands by Stephen KingGathering Blue by Lois LowryMessenger by Lois LowrySon by Lois LowryGame by Barry LygaThe Sea of Monsters by Rick RiordanThe Titan's Curse by Rick RiordanBlack Beauty by Anna SewellThe Reptile Room by Lemony SnicketThe Wide Window by Lemony SnicketThe Miserable Mill by Lemony SnicketThe Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED
I’m trying to stay off of Netgalley and Edelweiss until I’ve caught up on ARCs. Hopefully, I can read most of what I have over the next few weeks and start requesting books again.

The Hunting Party by Lucy FoleyWatching You by Lisa Jewell

GOODREADS GIVEAWAY
Isn’t is fun to win stuff? I occasionally win a Goodreads Giveaway, and this week I won one that sounds like a cute cozy read.

>A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory

BORROWED FROM LIBRARY
I have so many books already out from the library, I kept this week’s borrowed books down to only one.

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Hope you have an awesome week. Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (September 14)

Nightcap Books - Weekly Wrap-Up

I’m caught up on some of my reading commitments, and I’m also caught up on reviews. Lately, I’ve been in the mood to read, but not write reviews. My “books that need reviews” pile has slowly been growing over the last month, so I buckled down and wrote reviews this week. I feel good about that, and I’m hoping to do a little better about staying on top of stuff for a while.

ON THE BLOG
Monday – Book Review: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Tuesday – Book Review: The Exes’ Revenge by Jo Jakeman
Wednesday – Book Review: The Legends of Eve by Anonymous
Thursday – Book Review: The Classroom by Simone A. L. Bird

BOOKS READ
4 physical books, 5 ebooks, and 7 audiobooks
I posted reviews for all of them on Goodreads. Blog reviews are scheduled on the dates listed below.

📖 Tangerine by Christine Mangan – borrowed from library (Review to come on Sep 25)
📖 The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy – borrowed from library (Review to come on Sep 22)
📖 The Incendiaries by. R. O. Kwon – borrowed from library (Review to come on Sep 23)
📖 I Feel Bad about My Neck by Nora Ephron – owned
💻 Dweller by Jeff Strand – Kindle ebook (Review to come on Sep 16)
💻 Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal – PDF from author (Review to come on Sep 17)
💻 The Proposal by S. E. Lynes – ARC via Netgalley (Review to come on Sep 20)
💻 Glitter Bomb by Laura Childs – ebook via First to Read (Review to come on Sep 26)
💻 Reclaiming Raven by Mary Holt – ebook from author (Review to come on Sep 19)
🎧 Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – borrowed from OverDrive
🎧 Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card – borrowed from OverDrive
🎧 Little Bee by Chris Cleave – borrowed from OverDrive
🎧 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot – borrowed from OverDrive
🎧 Life of Pi by Yann Martel – borrowed from OverDrive
🎧 Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie – borrowed from OverDrive
🎧 Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard – borrowed from OverDrive

Tangerine by Christine ManganThe Perfect Mother by Aimee MolloyThe Incendiaries by R. O. KwonI Feel Bad about My Neck by Nora EphronDweller by Jeff StrandTime Crawlers by Varun SayalThe Proposal by S. E. LynesGlitter Bomb by Laura ChildsReclaiming Raven by Mary HoltRed Queen by Victoria AveyardEnder in Exile by Orson Scott CardLittle Bee by Chris CleaveThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Life of Pi by Yann MartelMurder on the Orient Express by Agatha ChristieGlass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

CURRENTLY READING
📖 The Other Sister by Sarah Zettel
💻 The Birthday by Carol Wyer

The Other Sister by Sarah ZettelThe Birthday by Carol Wyer

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED
💻 The Perfect Liar by Thomas Christopher Greene
💻 A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
💻 She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge
💻 The Last by Hanna Jameson
💻 The Au Pair by Emma Rous

The Perfect Liar by Thomas Christopher GreeneA Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge The Last by Hanna JamesonThe Au Pair by Emma Rous

MORE BOOKS
💻 We Were Mothers by Katie Sise – my pick for this month’s Amazon First Reads

We Were Mothers by Katie Sise

BORROWED FROM LIBRARY
📖 The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee
📖 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
📖 The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

The Towering Sky by Katharine McGeeThe Hate U Give by Angie ThomasThe Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Hope you have an awesome week. Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (September 7)

Nightcap Books - Weekly Wrap-Up

A great reading week to start off the month!

ON THE BLOG
Monday – Book Review: When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica
Tuesday – Book Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Wednesday – Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney
Thursday – Book Review: The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

BOOKS READ
I read 11 books this week – 4 physical books, 3 ebooks, and 4 audiobooks. Reviews to come for The Broken Girls, All the Beautiful Lies, The Witch Elm, The Exes’ Revenge, and The Classroom.

📖 City of Glass by Cassandra Clare – owned
📖 The Broken Girls by Simone St. James – borrowed from library
📖 Kinsey and Me by Sue Grafton – borrowed from library
📖 All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson – borrowed from library
💻 The Witch Elm by Tana French – ARC via Edelweiss
💻 The Exes’ Revenge by Jo Jakeman – ARC via Netgalley
💻 The Classroom by A.L. Bird – ARC via Netgalley
🎧 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen – borrowed from OverDrive
🎧 Friction by Sandra Brown – borrowed from OverDrive
🎧 Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee – borrowed from OverDrive
🎧 Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire – borrowed from OverDrive

City of Glass by Cassandra ClareThe Broken Girls by Simone St. JamesKinsey and Me by Sue GraftonAll the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson
The Witch Elm by Tara FrenchThe Exes' Revenge by Jo JakemanThe Classroom by A. L. Bird
Water for Elephants by Sara GruenFriction by Sandra BrownGo Set a Watchman by Harper LeeEvery Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

CURRENTLY READING
📖 Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED
💻 Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward
💻 Death at Whitewater Church by Andrea Carter

Beautiful Bad by Annie WardDeath at Whitewater Church by Andrea Carter

PURCHASED
I went to a book discussion and signing with Rachel Caine last weekend. I bought two books to have her sign while I was there. I read these as ebooks, but they’re both great, so I wanted to own physical copies too.
📖 Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
📖 Killman Creek by Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine booksRache Caine signing booksSigned Rachel Caine books

BORROWED FROM LIBRARY
📖 A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
📖 The Wife by Alafair Burke
📖 Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear
📖 Expelled by James Patterson
📖 Princess by James Patterson

A Girl Like That by Tanaz BhathenaThe Wife by Alafair Burke
Sweet Little Lies by Caz FrearExpelled by James PattersonPrincess by James Patterson

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Hope you have an awesome week. Happy Reading!