Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s theme is a FREEBIE! I decided to highlight my upcoming ARC August TBR and talk about 10 overdue review copies that I’m hoping to read in the coming month.
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1. the silence — tim lebbon (2015)
It was easiest to sort these from oldest to newest releases, but don’t worry, this hasn’t been on my ARC shelf since its original release in 2015! I was sent the Netflix tie-in edition when the movie came out earlier this year. It’s about a post-apocalyptic world where everyone has to stay totally quiet (I know what you’re thinking, it’s kind of like A Quiet Place, but this story predates that film by years).
2. twin lakes: the autumn fires — melissa lason & michelle garza (2018)
I was really excited to get this novella last fall, but for some reason, I didn’t get to it! I hear great things about the “Sisters of Slaughter” writing duo. I think this book’s about an extra messed up serial killer.
3. the five senses of horror — eric j. guignard (2018)
Eric was so kind as to offer me 3 of his anthologies (one collection of his own stories, 2 collections that he edited and compiled) back at Christmas-time, and… wow. This is where you guys get to see JUST how much I suck: I still haven’t reviewed them all. *quietly weeps in shame*
4. daisy jones & the six — taylor jenkins reid (march 2019)
Hold up, I have a somewhat okay-ish excuse for this one! I almost picked it up before its release, but so many people told me they thought it would be better as an audiobook, I decided to wait for audio reviews. Literally EVERY SINGLE audio review I read said it worked way better in that format, so I finally set my eARC aside and bought the audiobook on Audible!
5. little darlings — melanie golding (april 2019)
I tried to read this once before, but didn’t get into it right away. The Ladies of Horror Fiction GR group is buddy reading it in August, though, so it’s the perfect opportunity to finally review it!
6. middlegame — seanan mcguire (may 2019)
Y’all know I loooove me some Seanan, so I can’t believe I didn’t finish this when I first picked it up. Curse you, massive reading slump! I am so excited to pick it back up (or start it over, probably) and check out the (undoubtedly deserved) hype.
7. dust devils — jonathan janz (june 2019)
I know what you’re thinking: whaaaat?! Destiny, how could you let a Janz ARC go overdue?! Friends, I don’t know, either. Again, curse you reading slump! I’m super stoked for this western vampire horror adventure.
8. silver in the wood — emily tesh (june 2019)
This is another ARC that I was so pumped for, if you’d told me months ago that I wouldn’t read it by its release date, I would’ve called you a damn liar. And then that would’ve been rude of me and false, so… I guess I’m glad that conversation never happened with anyone. ANYWAYS. Gay tree people? Yes. Yes.
9. growing things and other stories — paul tremblay (july 2019)
Do you ever have a book you’re so excited for, you’re scared to read it just because you’re worried it won’t live up? Even though, deep down, you know you’ll love it just as much as you think you should? Yeah. *gestures to book* It’s a collection of horror short stories, and I think one of them even takes place in the universe of my favorite Tremblay book (okay, the only one I’ve read so far, tbf): A Head Full of Ghosts.
10. the storm crow — kalyn josephson (july 2019)
Me a few months ago: okay, I’m excited, but wary of the hype.
Me a few weeks ago: yep, still wary…
Me a few days ago: nope, don’t think it’s gonna make my ARC August TBR…
Me after seeing Kaleena’s review: WELL, GUESS THAT’S THAT, HUH *throws at TBR list*