We’ve taken the holiday to have a small break over here at Jessica’s Reading Room, but we are back with our Top 10 Reads of 2021! Kim’s list is featured today and Jessica’s will be featured tomorrow! We do have one book in common, but to see which it is you will have to see Jessica’s list tomorrow!
**As always, Kim’s Top 10 is not ranked as she refuses to rank them other than her Top 10 Reads of 2021. There are a couple where she did not write reviews for, so those can not be linked.
Naomi’s Room by Jonathon Aycliffe: Gave me nightmares … success! My review is here.
Haunted Nights by Blumhouse: Inspired my Halloween costume! My review is here.
The Culling by Sian B. Claven: Amazing journey, amazing twist, amazing cover! My review is here.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: Possibly better insight than Orwell! My review is here.
Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix: Both terrifying and amusing! My review is here.
The Seance in Apartment 10 by Ambrose Ibsen: and I thought my house creaked creepily! My review is here.
4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace by Johan Twiss: Stimulated my brain and my heart!
Hell Night in Hopewell by Wofford Lee Jones: Still processing the trauma …
Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievitch: Personal histories at Chernobyl. Boom. My review is here.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab: “Melancholy is sadness that has taken on lightness.” My review is here.
Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Are any of these on your TBR? -Kim (KSF)
Well… 2020 is FINALLY winding down and today we share Kim’s Top 10 of 2020! These are in no particular order, since it becomes impossible for her to rank them! Jessica’s Top 10 will be revealed tomorrow:
The Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King
I loved this whole series! The characters were intriguing and the story complete and engaging! My review is here.
Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour
A unique story that kept me enraptured and questioning all the way through! My review is here.
Devil’s Night by Curtis M. Lawson
The perfect horror anthology with something for everyone! My review is here.
In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody
An easy to read story with a relatable lesson and a gorgeous cover! My video review is here.
Munich by Robert Harris
A nitty gritty micro look at history that could have been dull, but wasn’t in the least! My review is here.
Star Trek Memories by William Shatner
An insider look at one of the greatest sci-fi franchises in history! My video review is here.
Dark Halls by Jeff Menapace
A scary horror story that gave me crazy shivers! My review has not posted yet, but will next year. We just ran out of time for this year.
The Same Deep Water As You by Chad Lutzke
An out of my comfort zone story that stuck in my brain and made me feel all kinds of things! My review is here.
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
A classic story that has stood the test of time! My review is here.
Atonement by Ian McEwan
A bittersweet story of self reflection and regret that kept me turning pages till the very end! My review and movie comparision is here.
Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think? Are any of these on your TBR? -Kim (KSF)
Today we get to find out what Kim’s Top 10 Reads of 2019 are! As mentioned yesterday, we do have one book in common(stay tuned to see what it is) , and Sian B Claven made Kim’s list TWICE this year!
Here is Kim’s Top 10 list, these are in no particular order, since it becomes impossible to rank at this point for her!:
I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
I love the story of the last Romanovs and it made me super emotional. My review is here.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Any book by Bardugo is gonna be awesome. She understood Diana as a character and the book paired perfectly with the WW movie soundtrack! My review is here.
Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich
Scary, dark, perfect setting, and I need the sequel, yesterday! My review is here.
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
So well written and I got very emotionally involved. Ivan told me to quit asking so many medical questions cuz he was sick of talking about B. Cepacia. My review is here. THIS is the one Jessica and I had in common!!!
The Huntress by Kate Quinn
I want to be a Nazi Hunter when I grow up! My review is here.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
So uncomfortable and creepy; it was awesome! My review and TV series comparison is here.
Buried by Sian B. Claven
Grave Encounters in book form! So dark and a perfect ghost story!! My review has not been written yet, but here is the book description:
Home is where the heart is … or the hatred.
You can feel the love and care someone puts into their home just by walking into it. Equally, you can feel the hatred and malice when you step into a home where dark deeds have been done.
Alex and his team of so-called paranormal investigators are given the opportunity of a lifetime when they are able to film inside one of the most haunted, and cursed, locations in their area: The Jackson Mansion.
The thing that makes this mansion truly unique is that it is built completely underground. Determined to uncover the dark secrets of the mansion’s past, and prove himself a notable investigator, Alex doesn’t care what it takes. The mansion, however, has other ideas, as well as some rather restless occupants.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
This book will stay with me a very long time! This is one I just read so there is no review yet. Here is the book description, if you don’t know the story of this classic!:
At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and evil. And as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far from reality as the hope of being rescued. Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies is perhaps our most memorable novel about “the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart.”
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
I have never identified with a character so much! My review is here.
Asylum 1 by Sian B. Claven
An insane asylum with medical experiments- enough said! My video review of both books one and two are here. These books are not for everyone!
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