Spooky's House Of Books

Here at  Spooky's House Of Books your find a mixture of different type of books , because I love to just about anything that has to do with James Rollings and Clive Cussler,paranormal romance,science-fiction,dystopian,young adult,LGBT(gay and ménage- romance),historical romance,history,mysteres,suspense,thrillers,horror,true crime,literature classes, mythology. And theses are  badges that I got  from NetGalley.

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all the books I've read so far

Up date to my challenge 30/196 done
1; Submerging Inferno (Men of Myth, #1) by Brandon Witt,2; Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) by Chloe Neill,3 Mark of the Dagger (The Marked Series Book 1) by Stella Rae,4 MacArthur's Spies The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II by Peter Eisner,5 The Romanov Ransom (Fargo Adventure #9) by Clive Cussler,6 The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins,7 Last Stop in Brooklyn (A Mary Handley Mystery, #3) by Lawrence H. Levy,8 Her Soldier of Fortune by Michelle Major,9 The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers,10 The New Guinea Job (Case Lee #2) by Vince Milam,11 The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3) by Dean Koontz,12 The Blood Gospel (The Order of the Sanguines, #1) by James Rollins,13 Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson,14 Battlefield Earth A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard,15 Rocket Men The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson,16 I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter,17 Windsworn (Gryphon Riders Trilogy, #1) by Derek Alan Siddoway,18 Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks,19 Innocent Blood (The Order of the Sanguines, #2) by James Rollins,20 Dragon's Guard (The Dragon Shifter's Mates, #1) by Eva Chase,21 Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe,22 The Marines' Lost Squadron The Odyssey of VMF-422 by Mark Carlson,23 A False Report A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian Miller ,24 The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne,25 Shattered Mirror (Eve Duncan, #23) by Iris Johansen,26 Wolf Tales 12 Exposed by Kate Douglas,27 Secrets in Death (In Death, #45) by J.D. Robb,28 Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2) by Scott Reintgen,29 Last Girl Gone A Laura Chambers Mystery by J.G. Hetherton ,30 Code Name Griffin (Griffin #1) by Morgan Hannah MacDonald,31 The Grievance Collectors Dead Day by Karla Hull

Update

Sorry guys about not updating, since the 13th of this month I've been sick, went to the ER on the 16th and found out that once again I have acute bronchitis, not fun

2018 Around The Year In 52 Books

The 2018 List

1. A book with the letters A, T & Y in the title
2. A book from the first 10 books added to your To Be Read list
3. A book from the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards (link)
4. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #1 Earth (in title, cover, content, setting, author...)
✔5. A book about or inspired by real events
6. A book originally written in a language other than English
✔7. A gothic novel:( might change)
✔8. An "own voices" book*
9. A book with a body part in the title (heart, bones, teeth, skin, blood, etc)
10. An author's debut book (their first book to be published)
11. A literary fiction:( might change)
12. A book set in Africa or South America
✔13. A book with a plot centered around a secret (forbidden love, spies, secret societies, etc)
14. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #2 Fire
15. A book with an unique format/writing structure
16. A narrative nonfiction
17. A book you expect to make you laugh
18. A book with a location in the title
19. A book nominated for the Edgar Award or by a Grand master author (books & authors)
✔20. A book rated 5 stars by at least one of your friends
21. A book written in first person perspective
22. A book you have high expectations or hope for
23. A medical or legal thriller
24. A book with a map
✔25. A book with an antagonist/villain point of view
26. A book with a text only cover

27. A book about surviving a hardship (war, famine, major disasters, serious illness, etc)
28. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #3 Water
✔29. A book with a "Clue" weapon on the cover or title (lead pipe, revolver, rope, candlestick, dagger, wrench)
30. A short book
31. A book set in a country you'd like to visit but have never been to
32. An alternate history book
✔33. A book connected (title, cover, content) to a word "born" in the same year as you (link)
34. A suggestion from the AtY 2018 polls, that didn't win but was polarizing or a close-call (link)
35. A book featuring a murder
36. A book published in the last 3 years (2016, 2017, 2018) by an author you haven't read before
37. A Women's Prize for Fiction winner or nominee (link1, link2)
38. A science book or a science fiction book
39. A book with a form of punctuation in the title
40. A book from Amazon's 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime list (link)
✔41. A book by an author with the same first and last initials
42. A book that takes place on, in, or underwater
43. A book with a title that is a whole sentence
44. A ghost story
45. A book that intimidates/ scares you
46. 4 books linked by the 4 elements: Book #4 Air
47. A book where the main character (or author) is of a different ethnic origin, religion, or sexual identity than your own
48. A book related to one of the 7 deadly sins (pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, sloth)
49. A book from one of the Goodreads Best Books of the Month lists (link)
50. A book with a warm atmosphere (centered on family, friendship, love or summer)
51. An award-winning short story or short story collection
52. A book published in 2018

Genres read and notes

Suspense

The Blood Gospel (The Order of the Sanguines Series #1) hard back reread

Innocent Blood (The Order of the Sanguines Series #2) paperback 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romance Paranormal

Hard Bitten ((Chicagoland Vampires Book 4) paperback 

Dragon's Guard (The Dragon Shifter's Mates Book 1)-Netgalley

Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon ( Embraced #3)-Netgalley

 

Suspense thriller

The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk Novel #3)-Netgalley

 

 

 

 

Historical thriller 

I, Ripper ( Jack the Ripper) reread paperback 

 

 

adventure

The Romanov Ransom (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) hard back 

 

 

 

Non fiction

MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II (WWII )-Netgalley reread

The Marines' Lost Squadron The Odyssey of VMF-422 ( WWII) -Netgalley

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon -Netgalley

A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America 2/10/18 -Blogging for Books ( true crime ) hard back

 

Classical 

The Woman in White-kindle

Terrifying Tales -play book

The King in Yellow -Netgalley

 

 

Sword & Sorcery

Windsworn  (Gryphon Riders Trilogy 1)  kindle

 

thriller (Psychological )

Mister Tender's Girl-Netgalley ( DNF 100% after reading just 20% of it)

The Babysitter -Netgalley

 

 
historical mystery 
Last Stop in Brooklyn -Blogging for Books
 
 
Fantasy romance
 
 
 
 
 
 
Code Name: Griffin The Griffin Series #1 note author sent me an ARC copy 
 
 
 
sci-fi
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 note; my biggest book I've so far ,1,051 pages reread kindle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Complete 2018 Reading List

Read 25
Shock Wave
Poseidon's Arrow
The Blood Gospel 1/28/18 *****
The Jungle
Devil's Gate
Subterranean
Ice Hunt
The Howling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
The Black Echo
Hard Bitten 1/30/18 *****
Drink Deep
The Medici Letters: The Secret Origins of the Renaissance
The Devil's Grin
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Hollow City
Entranced
Blood Sport: Special Agents Flynn and Tanner, FBI
And Then There Were None
The Depths
Barbecue, Bourbon and Bullets
Silent Night
All the Missing Girls
Scottish Rite
The Killing Moon: The worst Australian serial killers you never knew existed
Innocent Blood 2/7/18 *****
Blood Infernal
Executive
I, Ripper 2/1/18 *****
The Dolocher
Mark of the Dagger 1/23/18 *****
Ancient Egypt Secrets Explained!: The Influences Behind Egyptian History, Mythology & The Impact On World Civilization
The Ghoul
Death of a Celebrity
Hunted Down
Ghost Stories: The Most Terrifying REAL ghost stories from around the world - NO ONE CAN ESCAPE FROM EVIL
The Bermuda Triangle: Unexplained Disappearances Beneath The Waves
Dead Man Calling
Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War
Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth
The Exploits of Juve
Darkfever
I've Been Watching You
What Lurks Beneath
The Seven Stars
Forever Charmed
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II 1/22/18 *****
The Ghosts of Lakeforth Hotel
The Pillars of the Earth
Cheyenne Captive
Cheyenne Caress
Cheyenne Splendor
Cheyenne Song
Deadly Night
The Awakening
Lone Wolf Lawman
A Deeper Darkness
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
End of Watch: A Novel
Different Seasons: Four Novellas
Protection Detail
Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command
Next
Intensity
Pirate Latitudes
Dragon Teeth
The Perfect Horse: the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis
Crimson Death
Colter's Journey
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
Who Killed These Girls?: The Twenty-Five-Year History of Austin's Yogurt Shop Murders
The Evil Inside
Into the Storm
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Vanity Fair
Dark Rivers of the Heart
The Bookworm
Spitfire Pilot: A Personal Account of the Battle of Britain
Sinking the Sultana: A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home


The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
Passion & Venom
The Big Book of Rogues and Villains
Dead Day
Girls In White Dresses
The Romanov Ransom✔1/17/18 *****
The Passion of Cleopatra
The Woman in White✔ 1/18/18 ***
The Return of Tarzan
One Wicked Night
Dunkirk
Bluegrass Undercover
Breaking Point
The Culling
Disturbed
Arminius: The Limits of Empire
The Marines' Lost Squadron The Odyssey of VMF-422 2/10/18 *****
Shadow Spell
Inherit the Dead
The Apartment
Agatha Christie: A Mysterious life
Terrifying Tales 2/9/18 ****
Typhoon Fury
Her Last Lie
Blood Brothers
Preacher's Kill
Survive the Night
Shattered Mirror
Mister Tender's Girl1/3/18 * 
Windsworn 2/3/18 *****
Ghost Towns
Snowfall on Haven Point
Christmas on the Run
Seventh Grave and No Body
Rooms
Duel: Terror Stories
Revival
Last Stop in Brooklyn 1/11/18 *****
Submerging Inferno 1/2/18 ****
Wintersong
The King in Yellow 1/8/18 ***
Her Soldier of Fortune 1/5/18 *****
Altar of Bones. Philip Carter
Code Name: Griffin 1/7/18 *****
Sun River / Bannack
Wolf Tales 12 Exposed
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 1/15/18 *****
The New Guinea Job 1/17/18 *****
Violent Crimes
Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon 1/25/18 ***
The Crooked Staircase 1/29/18 ****
Baby Teeth
After Anna
The Bourne Retribution
Pride v. Prejudice
Testament
Deadly Day in Tombstone
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America 2/10/18 *****
Coffin Scarcely Used
Dragon's Guard 2/2/18 *****
The Babysitter 2/12/18 ****
Last Girl Gone: A Laura Chambers Mystery
The Hunger
Hopjoy Was Here
Bump in the Night
Last Night
Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson & the Conquest of the American West
Defy Not the Heart
Dragonflight
A Throne for Sisters
Magic to the Bone
Magic in the Blood
Magic in the Shadows
Blood Rights
Flesh and Blood
The Bone Chamber
Cut to the Bone
Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon 2/5/18 *****
High Alert
Touch of Ice
Hang Him Twice
Firestick
No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories
Inquisition
Nyxia Unleashed
In the Blood
Creature From The Crevasse
Recompense
Sustenance
Magnificence
The Bride
Honor's Splendour
Swan Song
Warrior's Woman
Guardian Angel
The Gift

Books still my 2018 TBR

2018 TBR List
Shock Wave (Dirk Pitt, #13) by Clive Cussler, Poseidon's Arrow (Dirk Pitt Adventure) by Clive Cussler, The Jungle (The Oregon Files, #8) by Clive Cussler, Devil's Gate (NUMA Files, #9) by Clive Cussler, Subterranean by James Rollins, Ice Hunt by James Rollins, The Howling by Gary Brandner, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #1) by Michael Connelly, It by Stephen King, Drink Deep (Chicagoland Vampires, #5) by Chloe Neill The Medici Letters The Secret Origins of the Renaissance by Taylor Buck, The Devil's Grin (Anna Kronberg Book 1) by Annelie Wendeberg, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs, Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2) by Ransom Riggs Entranced (Guardian Academy #1) by Jessica Sorensen, Blood Sport Special Agents Flynn and Tanner, FBI (VICAP Book 1) by Michael Newton, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, The Depths by Nick Thacker, Barbecue, Bourbon and Bullets (HoneyBun Shop Mysteries #2) by M.E. Harmon, Silent Night (Sam Archer, #4) by Tom Barber, All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, Scottish Rite (Maggie Devereaux #1) by Stephen Penner, The Killing Moon The worst Australian serial killers you never knew existed by Ryan Arnup, Blood Infernal (The Order of the Sanguines, #3) by James Rollins, Executive (Alex Hoffmann #1) by Leslie Wolfe, The Dolocher by European P. Douglas, Ancient Egypt Secrets Explained! The Influences Behind Egyptian History, Mythology & The Impact On World Civilization (Egyptian Gods, Pharaohs, Pyramids, History, Anubis, Religion) by Jeffrey Houston The Ghoul by John Joseph Connelly, Death of a Celebrity(Harriet Rose Mystery, #1) by Eleanor Calder, Hunted Down by Charles Dickens, Ghost Stories The Most Terrifying REAL ghost stories from around the world - NO ONE CAN ESCAPE FROM EVIL by Ellen Foster, The Bermuda Triangle Unexplained Disappearances Beneath The Waves by Cheryl Leonard, Dead Man Calling (Undertaker Mysteries #1) by Kendra Ashe, Rogue Heroes The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War by Ben Macintyre, Prehistoric Life The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth by David Burnie, The Exploits of Juve (The Fantômas Novels Book 2) by Marcel Allain, Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning, I've Been Watching You (North East Police, #2) by K.A. Richardson, What Lurks Beneath by Ryan Lockwood, The Seven Stars by Simon Leighton-Porter, Forever Charmed (Halloween Laveau, #1) by Rose Pressey, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters, The Ghosts of Lakeforth Hotel by Amy Cross, The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, Cheyenne Splendor by Georgina Gentry, Cheyenne Song by Georgina Gentry, Cheyenne Captive by Georgina Gentry, Cheyenne Caress  by Georgina Gentry, Deadly Night (Flynn Brothers, #1) by Heather Graham, The Awakening (Alliance Vampires, #5) by Shannon Drake, Lone Wolf Lawman (Appaloosa Pass Ranch #1) by Delores Fossen, A Deeper Darkness (Dr. Samantha Owens, #1) by J.T. Ellison, The Radium Girls The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore, End of Watch A Novel (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #3) by Stephen King, Different Seasons Four Novellas by Stephen King Protection Detail (Capitol K-9 Unit #1) by Shirlee McCoy, Dog Company A True Story of Battlefield Courage, Taliban Spies, and Soldiers on Trial by Roger Hill, Guardian (Classified K-9 Unit, #1) by Terri Reed, Next by Michael Crichton, Intensity by Dean Koontz, Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton, Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton, The Perfect Horse the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts, Crimson Death (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #25) by Laurell K. Hamilton, Colter's Journey (Tim Colter, #1) by William W. Johnstone, One Thousand White Women The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women, #1) by Jim Fergus, Who Killed These Girls? The Twenty-Five-Year History of Austin's Yogurt Shop Murders by Beverly Lowry, The Evil Inside (Krewe of Hunters #4) by Heather Graham Into the Storm (Destroyermen, #1) by Taylor Anderson, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Niki Slobodian, #1) by J.L. Murray, Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, Dark Rivers of the Heart by Dean Koontz, The Bookworm by Mitch Silver, Spitfire Pilot A Personal Account of the Battle of Britain by David M. Crook, Sinking the Sultana A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home by Sally M. Walker, The Lost City of the Monkey God A True Story by Douglas Preston, Passion & Venom (Venom, #1) by S. Williams, The Big Book of Rogues and Villains by Otto Penzler, The Grievance Collectors Dead Day by Karla Hull, Girls In White Dresses (Detective London McKenna #1) by Alex Gates, The Passion of Cleopatra (Ramses the Damned, #2) by Anne Rice, The Return of Tarzan (Tarzan, #2) by Edgar Rice Burroughs One Wicked Night by Heather Boyd, Dunkirk by Lieutenant Colonel Ewan Butler, Bluegrass Undercover (Bluegrass Brothers, #1) by Kathleen Brooks, Breaking Point (Joe Pickett, #13) by C.J. Box, The Culling (The Culling, #1) by Ramona Finn, Disturbed by Jennifer Jaynes, Arminius The Limits of Empire by Robert Fabbri Shadow Spell (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts, Inherit the Dead by Jonathan Santlofer, The Apartment by Danielle Steel, Agatha Christie A Mysterious life by Laura Thompson, Typhoon Fury (The Oregon Files, #12) by Clive Cussler, Her Last Lie by Amanda Brittany, Blood Brothers (The Order of the Sanguines, #1.5) by James Rollins, Preacher's Kill (The First Mountain Man, #24) by William W. Johnstone, Survive the Night (Rocky Mountain K9 Unit, #3) by Katie Ruggle, Shattered Mirror (Eve Duncan, #23) by Iris Johansen, Ghost Towns by Martin H. Greenberg, Snowfall on Haven Point (Haven Point, #5) by RaeAnne Thayne, Christmas on the Run (Mission Rescue #8) by Shirlee McCoy, Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, #7) by Darynda Jones, Rooms by Lauren Oliver, Duel Terror Stories by Richard Matheson, Revival by Stephen King, Wintersong (Wintersong, #1) by S. Jae-Jones, Altar of Bones. Philip Carter by Philip Carter, Sun River / Bannack (Skye's West, #1-2) by Richard S. Wheeler, Wolf Tales 12 Exposed by Kate Douglas, Violent Crimes (Amanda Jaffe, #5) by Phillip Margolin, Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage, After Anna by Lisa Scottoline, The Bourne Retribution (Jason Bourne, #11) by Eric Van Lustbader, Pride v. Prejudice (Claire Malloy, #20) by Joan Hess Testament (Jack Howard #9) by David Gibbins, Deadly Day in Tombstone (Texas John Slaughter, #2) by William W. Johnstone, Coffin Scarcely Used (Flaxborough Chronicles, #1) by Colin Watson, Last Girl Gone A Laura Chambers Mystery by J.G. Hetherton, The Hunger by Alma Katsu, Hopjoy Was Here (Flaxborough Chronicles, #3) by Colin Watson, Bump in the Night (Flaxborough Chronicles, #2) by Colin Watson, Last Night by Kerry Wilkinson, Blood and Thunder The Epic Story of Kit Carson & the Conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides, Defy Not the Heart (Shefford's Knights, #1) by Johanna Lindsey, A Throne for Sisters by Morgan Rice Dragonflight (Pern Dragonriders of Pern, #1) by Anne McCaffrey, Magic in the Blood (Allie Beckstrom, #2) by Devon Monk, Magic in the Shadows (Allie Beckstrom, #3) by Devon Monk, Magic to the Bone (Allie Beckstrom, #1) by Devon Monk, Blood Rights (House of Comarré, #1) by Kristen Painter, Flesh and Blood (House of Comarré, #2) by Kristen Painter, Cut to the Bone (Body Farm, #8) by Jefferson Bass, The Bone Chamber (Sydney Fitzpatrick #2) by Robin Burcell High Alert (The Project #14) by Alex Lukeman, Touch of Ice (Dawn of Dragons, #1) by Mary Auclair, Hang Him Twice (The Trail West, #3) by William W. Johnstone, Firestick (1) by William W. Johnstone, No Middle Name The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories by Lee Child, Inquisition (Jack Howard #10) by David Gibbins, Nyxia Unleashed (The Nyxia Triad #2) by Scott Reintgen, In the Blood (Detective Rhodes and Radley #1) by Nick Hollin, Creature From The Crevasse by Michael Cole, Magnificence (Gwarda Warriors #1) by Madison Thorne Grey, Sustenance (Gwarda Warriors #2) by Madison Thorne Grey, Recompense (Gwarda Warriors #3) by Madison Thorne Grey, The Bride by Julie Garwood, Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood, Swan Song by Robert McCammon, Warrior's Woman (Ly-San-Ter, #1) by Johanna Lindsey, Guardian Angel (Crown's Spies, #2) by Julie Garwood, The Gift (Crown's Spies, #3) by Julie Garwood

25/182 books

Books I've read and have taken off my TBR
25/182
Rocket Men The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson Battlefield Earth A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson Submerging Inferno (Men of Myth, #1) by Brandon Witt, Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires, #4) by Chloe Neill, Mark of the Dagger (The Marked Series Book 1) by Stella Rae, MacArthur's Spies The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II by Peter Eisner, The Romanov Ransom (Fargo Adventure #9) by Clive Cussler, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, Last Stop in Brooklyn (A Mary Handley Mystery, #3) by Lawrence H. Levy, Her Soldier of Fortune by Michelle Major Submerging Inferno (Men of Myth, #1) by Brandon Witt, The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers, The New Guinea Job (Case Lee #2) by Vince Milam, The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3) by Dean Koontz, The Blood Gospel (The Order of the Sanguines, #1) by James Rollins , I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter, Windsworn (Gryphon Riders Trilogy, #1) by Derek Alan Siddoway Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks Dragon's Guard (The Dragon Shifter's Mates, #1) by Eva Chase, Innocent Blood (The Order of the Sanguines, #2) by James Rollins Terrifying Tales by Edgar Allan Poe The Marines' Lost Squadron The Odyssey of VMF-422 by Mark Carlson A False Report A True Story of Rape in America by T. Christian Miller The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne

25/182 books

The Babysitter is my 25th book for this year .

Never ever turst the babysitter

 

 

 

 

You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life?

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it?

As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it’s Jade who is left picking up the pieces.

But Mark soon notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He’s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants …

Mark is in a race against time to protect his family. But what will he find as he goes back to his family home?

My thoughts:
Never trust this babysitter ,ever, she's just plan out crazy , and dangerous. So know you know my thoughts about the babysitter let's know them about the actually story it's self, while it does pull you in and keep you hooked ,so much so that you have to know what's going on , it can at times feel a little slow pace then it spends up then goes back to feeling slow, it's told in the different views of the characters ( Mark, Jade, and Mark's wife plus one other). It does how ever have that thriller type feeling to it , the one that makes you want to stay up all night long just to see what happens next, it also makes you wound about why she's doing the things she doing , to find out who ,you have to read the book with that said I would like to think Netgalley for letting me read and review The Babysitter in change for my honest opinion. Can't wait to see what else this author comes up with.

Update

24/173 books , will post my February Reads in a couple of days, 2 of my books have already been posted, and you might have seen their reviews.

A Story that needs to be told

 

Finally, there is a book that reveals the truth about the worst air disaster to strike a Marine Corps fighter squadron during the Second World War. Marine Fighter Squadron 422 was a group of twenty-four typical young Americans trained to fly the famous F4U Corsair into combat with the legendary Japanese Zero. When they arrived in the Pacific, they suddenly found that not all their enemies carried guns in savage Banzai charges. Their two most dangerous and merciless adversaries were the fury of a tropical typhoon and the cold heartless whims of a Marine Corps general. Together, these two foes seal the fate of VMF-422 and cause the greatest disaster ever to strike a Marine squadron.

Aviation historian Mark Carlson has written the first full account of a group of ordinary young men who were suddenly challenged beyond their experience and which forever changed the lives of the survivors. The Marines’ Lost Squadron is the dramatic true story of a desperate and courageous fight for survival against the forces of nature and a conspiracy of silence. The Marines’ Lost Squadron is a saga of courage and conspiracy, patriotism and pride, fate and futility in a struggle to survive the ferocity of a huge typhoon in the midst of the Second World War.

My thoughts:
I'm kicking myself for not picking this up sooner , wish I had done so last year but even though it's a new year I'm glad I did finally pick it up to read, because it's the type of non fiction i love to read and can get lost in, the author Mark Carlson not only brings to life the marine's who lost their lives but the ones who lived to tell this story. It's not only about their lives or the ones that didn't make it,it's also about their struggles and what they went through because of one man who didn't seem to care about the very lives of his men he was in charge of. With that said I would love to think Netgalley for giving me the chance to read and review The Marines' Lost Squadron in a change for my honest opinion.

 

 

A Fales Report

 

 

 

What it's about:

Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists tell the riveting true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the detectives who followed a winding path to arrive at the truth.

On August 11, 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie truthfully reported that a masked man broke into her apartment near Seattle, Washington, and raped her, but within days police and even those closest to Marie became suspicious of her story. The police swiftly pivoted and began investigating her. Confronted with inconsistencies in her story and the doubts of others, Marie broke down and said her story was a lie. Police charged her with false reporting. One of her best friends created a web page branding her a liar.

More than two years later, Colorado detective Stacy Galbraith was assigned to investigate a case of sexual assault. Describing the crime to her husband that night--the attacker's calm and practiced demeanor, which led the victim to surmise "he's done this before"--Galbraith learned that the case bore an eerie resemblance to a rape that had taken place months earlier in a nearby town. She joined forces with the detective on that case, Edna Hendershot, and the two soon realized they were dealing with a serial rapist: a man who photographed his victims, threatening to release the images online, and whose calculated steps to erase all physical evidence suggested he might be a soldier or a cop. Through meticulous police work the detectives would eventually connect the rapist to other attacks in Colorado--and beyond.

Based on investigative files and extensive interviews with the principals, An Unbelievable Story is a serpentine tale of doubt, lies, and a hunt for justice, unveiling the disturbing reality of how sexual assault is investigated today--and the long history of skepticism toward rape victims.

 

My thoughts:

A just last month I listened to a true crime podcast that talked about this case and as soon as I saw this book I knew I wanted to read it, it brings to life the crime as well as the lives of the victims , the down side was how angry it made me feel with how sorting detectives and friends treated one of the victims , how they didn't believe her and said she made it up, just because she wasn't acting like a victim should , this story shows how her live became and what happened when it came out she was telling the truth.It's both her story as well as the story of the other victims and how the case was solved. With that said I would like to think Blogging For Books for giving me a chance to find out more about this case and read this book in change for my honest opinion.

16/130 books ( my 2018 Reading list grew)

 5 stars

 3 stars

 

 5 stars

 

 4.5 stars

 

Sorry if some of the books are repeats.

13/116

1/25/18/ 3 stars 

Even though it's non fiction ,I struggled to get through it.

Kindle books

Total kindle books (as of right now):1,581
Total read ( as of right now):100
Total kindle TBR books ( as of right now):1,481
Total kindle books I'm planning to read to get off my TBR this year : 35
The 35 kindle books are part of the 111 books on my 2018 TBR : you can find the list marked as my 2018 Reading Log shelf on goodreads.

9/111

 5 ( stars) author sent it to me to read and review - New series I'm starting

 

 4.5 stars- New series I'm starting

 

 five stars ( re-read ,have read it in a long time , plus it's my biggest book so far ,read it as a kindle book ,1,051 pages)

 

 5 stars ( by one of my all time favorite authors) I'm already reading this series even if I'm slowly get them and reading them out of order.)

 

 3 stars ( read it as a kindle book  and listened to it as an audio book though loyalbooks.com - confusing at times) 

 

 half a star- basically I give it a 1 star on goodreads but after reading 19% of it I DNF it 100% and deleted it from my kindle app , ( Netgalley 2017 book I didn't get to last year)

 

 5 stars, one.of my books I got for 2017 Christmas from my sister , New series I'm starting.

 

 ( Blogging for Books) 5 stars- will be getting books 1&2 of this series when I can , love the main character .

 

 ( Netgalley 2018) 5 stars - read this author before intact I'm in the middle of his first series , so this is book 3 to his newest series.

 

So that 9/ 111 books so far.