August Wrap Up | Horror, SciFi, Memoirs

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Books I Read in the Month of August

Horror Novels 0:17

We Sold Our Solds by Grady Hendrix (review copy)

Husk by Dave Zeltserman (review copy)

The Dreadful Objects by Chris Cooper (review copy)

Asylum by Madeleine Roux (not discussed)

I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells (not discussed)

Parasite Life by Victoria Dalpe (not discussed)

The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon (not discussed)

Science Fiction 4:10

Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

Memoirs 5:34

An Apple a Day: A Memoir of Love and Recovery from Anorexia by Emma Woolf

Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure by Amy Kaufman

The Heavy: A Mother, a Daughter, a Diet by Dara-Lynn Weiss (not discussed)


Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done by Laura Vanderkam (not discussed)

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam (not discussed)

Graphic Memoirs

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (not discussed)

Green Almonds: Letters from Palestine by Anaële Hermans & Delphine Hermans (not discussed)

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The Laurbrary says:

I need to try to read another Grady Hendrix book. I tried to read Horrorstor last year and DNF’d it, but I’m hoping I might like something else from him.

onthefritz says:

I'm excited for We Sold Our Souls! I usually go for graphic novels for slumps.

Alicia Campos says:

Rachel, I read The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, which I loved. I also read Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, which I also enjoyed, but thought the writing could have been a little better (show me, don't tell me). I just bought Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach, but haven't read it yet.

paper kay says:

I love how your voice changes when you don't want to be rude to the author of a book gifted, even though you didn't think it a good one. Thanks for the wrap-up, I love your channel!

Vicky's Book Nook says:

Gahhh I’m so looking forward to reading We Sold Our Souls! I’m a big fan of rock music so I think I’m really going to like it.

Jason’s Weird Reads says:

When I’m in a reading slump, I always go to short stories. I recommend Lost Highways edited by D. Alexander Ward. It’s so good!

Alicia Campos says:

Rachel, I subscribed to your channel recently and really enjoy your videos. I have read a couple of sci fi books you have recommended and have really enjoyed them. I have been watching your older videos and saw the first one with your husband where he mentioned liking realistic survival stories. I read Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer about a group of Mount Everest climbers. Even though I'm not into climbing, I found this book to be gripping. It is about real events, so well told and just a really riveting survival story about man against nature and the elements.

Carla's Book Bits says:

We Sold Our Souls sounds so much like Grady Hendrix! I didn't even know he had a new book coming out, but that's so exciting! I really liked Horrorstor and am planning to read My Best Friend's Exorcism really soon. It's safe to say that he's a pretty fun author! Also, it's a shame you felt that Fuzzy Nation isn't as close in quality to Lock In- I really liked Lock In too. Fuzzy Nation was another one I was thinking of checking out one of these days.

Rachel Dodge says:

I just started reading Bachelor Nation haha! Definitely a love-hate relationship there…but I can't resist!

Boho Bookworm says:

I need Bachelor Nation. I am obsessed hahahaha.

eskape2244 says:

Stefan Bachmann's "A drop of night" got me out of my reading slump. It is about a group of young people, who go to France to discover an underground palace, which was built during the french revolution and there are some really crazy things going on… Maybe it would help you too!


Have you read Felix J. Palma's trilogy: The Map of Time, The Map of the Sky; The Map of Chaos? Or Daniel Suarez' Daemon, Freedom (TM), Influx? I think you would like them.

Priscilla Bettis says:

I'm not a big fan of romance in horror novels, either, but as long as it doesn't get carried away on some long tangent, it's okay. Thanks as always for your reviews, so interesting to hear your thoughts!

BromBones says:

Can't wait for We Sold Our Souls! I'm a huge heavy metal fan, and I loved My Best Friend's Exorcism.

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