Sundown Rundown – January 2020 

Howdy, book clan!

Holy crap, January is finally coming to an end. I don’t know about anybody else, but January always feels like three months long for me. I feel like it’s been a pretty productive reading month. A great start to 2020!

Right now, the sun is setting and giving off some gorgeous oranges and reds as it dips below the horizon. Colors I haven’t seen in a while because while winter hasn’t been heavy where I live, it’s been cloudy and grey. I’m ready for spring to arrive with its green grass and flowers. Getting past February is the only hiccup. It’s the worst month for snow so I’m hoping the weather remains light.

As you relax after a long day—if you’re like me you have a glass of wine—here’s what you might’ve missed in reviews this month. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a book to put on your TBR list as you’re catching up.


X-Files: Ground Zero
Author: Kevin Anderson
Scarlet Reader

Agents Mulder and Scully follow a case of bodies turning up burned horrifically from radiation. Possibly an act of revenge? A warning? They’re going to figure it out and what they discover leads them to the place where the atom bomb was first tested.


A Touch of Death
Author: Rebecca Crunden
Scarlet Reader

In a futuristic, dystopian world, two people are on the run after being thrust into the middle of politics and secrets. Now, there’s nobody they can trust and the strangers they risk seeking help from, sending them spiraling into an unknown future.


Author: Stephanie Garber
Scarlet Reader

The game of Caraval begins anew. This time, Tella enters the game to win. The dangers are much more real and the prizes are greater. One of which is discovering the identity of the great game master, Legend at the very end.


Morganville Vampires: Glass Houses & The Dead Girls Dance
Author: Rachel Caine

Scarlet Reader - Morganville Vampires: Glass Houses & The Dead Girls Dance

Here in Morganville, nothing is as it seems. Things lurk around in the dark and Claire learns that firsthand after being targeted by it-girl of the town, Monica Morrell. Turns out, vampires are real and they run the town. They can also make you disappear and Claire may be next.


Newspaper Blackout
Author: Austin Kleon
Scarlet Reader

Poetry through the newspaper. Just take a marker and a newspaper article then strike it out until the poem finds you. That’s the idea.


Favorite book this month: Hands down, Legendary was my favorite. It’s been on my list to get to for soooo long. I couldn’t put it down once I started and I was left guessing right up to the end. Such an adventure is interwoven with splendor and magic and love. I can’t wait to read Finale.


Least favorite book this month: X-Files: Ground Zero was good, but I feel like X-Files is way better on the TV screen than on the page.

More to come soon…



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