The Sundown Rundown – November 2022

Hey there, book clan!

It’s been a busy month! A month of change! From a job change to a haircut to refocusing goals, it’s been a lot. LOL. I am thrilled to have been able to get a few extra reviews out this month and get some extra writing time in. Sure, I’m getting anxious about it because I’ve never felt this way, on the waves of

The month of the Yam Sham is over and the jingle season is about to begin. Time to settle in as the sun sets earlier, grab some hot cocoa, and get cozy. The snow hasn’t stuck where I am quite yet, but I know it’s on its way. I’m not looking forward to it, but maybe I’ll get lucky and this winter will be short. One can dream. I hope the start of the holiday season has been good for you guys. I know family can make things not only complicated but also special.

And for those that deal with seasonal depression, like me, hang in there. You’ve got this. I believe in you. Life feels extra heavy, but you’re not alone.

Now, I’m sure you’ve all had a long day. take that moment to kick back and then take a scroll and catch up on any reviews you might’ve missed here. Maybe you’ve read one of these. Then again, maybe you’ll find one to add to your TBR.

See you December, book humes.

The Tyrant’s Tomb

Author: Rick Riordan

Amazon

Another battle is on the horizon for Camp Jupiter and losing will mean the end of the camp. Apollo must confront more of those he’s wronged and come to terms with more shortcomings.

White Oleander

Author: Janet Fitch

Amazon

Astrid must wrangle with many didn’t mother figures after being put in the foster system when her own mother is incarcerated for murder. Astrid will discover that there are many definitions and tribulations of what beauty is as she grows up.

Aphrodite Made Me Do It

Author: Trista Mateer

Goodreads

In this collection of prose and poetry, Mateer delves into who not only Aphrodite, but other iconic women in lore, were long before they were objects of lust and weakness. She also takes eth opportunity to relate her own struggles with her parents and sexual awakening as well as embracing her LGBTQIA+.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Author: Delia Owens

Goodreads

Kya AKA the marsh girl, grew up alone in the marsh after everybody left her. Smart and independent, she comes into her own and discovers heartache unlike anything else. And then, she’s charge for murder.

Beautiful Burn

Author: Jamie McGuire

Raketun Kobo

Ellie is cut off from her inheritance and must fend for herself. She’s not sure she can make it work with her inner demons threatening to tear apart her second chance. When Tyler Maddox slips into her life, things heat up. Though single-minded, he knows she’s the one. And, when he sees something he wants, he steps up to the challenge and gets it.

Favorite Book This Month: This was so tricky! I think I’m going with The Tyrant’s Tomb. From the friendships to adventure to character growth and immense waves of feels, I couldn’t put this one down. Riordan is a stellar writer and a great architect of mythos and blending them together so artfully.

Least Favorite Book This Month: This was a good month, but weirdly Beautiful Burn dropped to the bottom. The only thing about it that caught me up was the fact that Tyler didn’t have any understanding when Ellie admitted time and again that she was an alcoholic and he just kept egging the problem on. It was heartbreaking and made feel ill.

More to come soon…

-K.

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