Saturday, October 03, 2015

My To Be Read List - October 2015 - Ghosts




Updated 10/31/15: I gave up 125 pages in, a gripping page turner it is not and I found myself just not being insterested any more.  I liked the characters, but it seemed like mostly unexplained political intrigue with characters who all had a history with each other, but that we didn't really know.  So I'm giving it a pass.  Better luck next month!

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 Updated: My October poll is closed, and the winner is Living with Ghosts by Keri Sperring, with 50% of the votes!  I was surprised, I thought Odd Thomas would win hands down, but it was actually the lowest with only 1/8 votes! Check back on 10/24 to see what it's like Living with Ghosts!


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Welcome to the October 2015 edition of My To Be Read List, hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading. This is a monthly meme where we offer up 3 choices from our TBR pile for our readers to pick from to help us make the super hard decision of "what do I read next?" a little easier and to whittle away at the ever growing TBR Mountain! 

Theme: Ghosts -- It is October after all! ;)  Feel free to leave me a comment and tell me what you chose and why.

The poll will stay open through Friday 10/9.  I'll update this post with the winning book on Saturday 10/10, then post a review on Saturday 10/24.

If you think this sounds fun and would like to join (the more the merrier, because we love voting!) please head on over to Because Reading where Michelle lays out the rules for us!

And the choices are...


From Goodreads:

"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn.

Maybe he has a gift, maybe it's a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd's otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different.

A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades following him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd's deceased informants can tell him. His most ominous clue is a page ripped from a day-by-day calendar for August 15.

Today is August 14.

In less than twenty-four hours, Pico Mundo will awaken to a day of catastrophe. As evil coils under the searing desert sun, Odd travels through the shifting prisms of his world, struggling to avert a looming cataclysm with the aid of his soul mate and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock 'n' Roll. His account of two shattering days when past and present, fate and destiny converge is the stuff of our worst nightmares, and a testament by which to live: sanely if not safely, with courage, humor, and a full heart that even in the darkness must persevere.



From Goodreads:

Penelope Thornton-McClure manages a Rhode Island bookshop rumored to be haunted. When a bestselling author drops dead signing books, the first clue of foul play comes from the store's full-time ghost - a PI murdered on the very spot more than fifty years ago.
From Goodreads:

This highly original, darkly atmospheric fantasy novel immerses readers in a world where ghosts and other malevolent spirits seek entry into mortal realms—invisible to all but those who are not entirely human themselves. Drawn into the ancient city of Merafi, yet barred from entering by an ancient pact sealed in blood, these hungry haunts await their opportunity to break through the magical border and wreak havoc on the city’s innocent denizens.

And as a priestess and prince weave a sorcerous plot to shatter the pact and bring ruin on Merafi, only a failed assassin-priest who is now a courtesan, a noble lord married into the ruling family of Merafi, an officer of the city guard, a woman warrior who was the former lover of a now-dead lord, and the ghost of that lord himself stand between Merafi and the tidal wave of magic that may soon bring ruin flooding down upon the city.


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16 comments:

  1. It was hard to pick between Living with Ghosts and Odd Thomas. I have a friend who really liked Odd Thomas. But I ended up voting for Living with Ghosts. I hope you enjoy whichever book is chosen. Great idea picking a ghost theme! :)

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  2. Of course, I had to go with the bookshop. :D

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  3. I was going to go with Dean Koontz because I love him but Living with Ghosts gave me the chills so I picked that one :)

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  4. I thinking of Living with Ghosts
    http://worthreadingit.blogspot.com/2015/10/my-tbr-list-october-2015-lets-vote.html

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  5. I voted for The Ghost and Mrs. McClure as that cover looks fun with that hat hanging in the air and the paranormal and mystery combination sounds like it would work very well. I hope you'll enjoy whichever book wins.

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  6. They all look good but I went with Odd Thomas cause he is just so cool. :)

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  7. I had a hard time choosing but I've already read Odd thomas

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  8. I voted for the Ghost and Mrs. McClure. It sounded like a good cozy mystery.

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  9. Yay! I picked that one! I hope you love it :) Can't wait for your review!!!!

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  10. Hope you like that one. :)

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  11. It's interesting how sometimes you think one book will win and then it turns out a different one wins, I always try to predict which book will win and am often wrong.

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  12. Yay! I voted for this one - hope it wow's you!

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  13. Ugh! I hate it when a book doesn't deliver on its synopsis. I'm sorry it was a loss. Hopefully November's pick will dazzle you! :D

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    1. Well, it was exactly the synopsis, the problem is that there was all kinds of the action of intriguing going on, but after 125 pages, I wanted to know a lot more dirt of what was happening behind the scenes. I'm not ready to say that it was a bad book, because I liked the characters well enough, but it just wasn't keeping my attention, and ain't nobody got time for that! :D Too many other books to get through!

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  14. Sorry it didn't work for you! At least you can cross it off your TBR Pile :)

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    1. Yep, that's the whole idea! Get 'em Read, get 'em Out of the house! lol!

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