September—Sci Fi and Scary!

New month, new theme, and some classic reading in store for September!

Science fiction has always had a special place in my heart, and for some reason I always want to read more of it this time of year (kind of like always craving an epic fantasy in the middle of winter, or a roast beef/onion sandwich when I find my favorite pumpernickel bread ).  That being said, I’ve had these on my to-read shelf for some time, so no better time than the present to get started on them!

Believe it or not, I’ve never read the H.G. Wells classic, The War of the Worlds.  I’ve also never seen the movie.  I’m going to fix one of those things in the coming days.  As for Philip K. Dick, I’ll admit that I wasn’t totally impressed with the one work I read (The Penultimate Truth), I remember wondering what the big deal was with his works.  However, with Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, I have to say I am totally looking forward to reading this one…the basis of Blade Runner??  Yeah, I’m down for that!  I’m going in totally blind to the Brian Aldiss novel, and sometimes (and in this case hopefully) that is a good thing!

And I’m finally taking the plunge to see if Dark Matter lives up to all the hype!  Have you read it?  Do you want to buddy read it?  Let me know!

Goodreads Group Reads

You may be wondering why I added Scary to this month’s theme.  Thanks to some of my Goodreads groups (and a hint to my next blog post regarding the books of Halloween), I will be starting my Halloween reading a month early.  Mexican Gothic has been described as a blend of gothic mystery, fantasy, and horror, with the focus seeming to be more on the fantasy and mystery elements.  If that seems a bit low-key for horror reading, then my fan grrrl fav  Kealan Patrick Burke’s Kin should satisfy a horror lover’s thirst for the macabre.   It’s described as a cross between Deliverance and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, complete with cannibals and a survivor’s thirst for vengeance.  Sounds like something I won’t be reading right before bedtime, lights all the way on for this one!

While I won’t be reading the hit novel, All the Light We Cannot See, I wanted to go ahead and include it here as I was planning on adding it to my November  lineup.  If you’ve read it, let me know what you think!

Stay tuned for my 31 Books of Halloween…I’m going to need your help with that one!!

Stay safe, be kind, and Happy Reading!

 

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