TTT: This is My Spring TBR Wishlist, Can You Add to It?

Hello my bookish friends! Top Ten Tuesday has a new host so be sure to link up over at That Artsy Reader Girl. The creators over at The Broke and the Bookish are closing their doors for now. I'm going to try to be a semi-consistent contributor. But as always, I make no promises.

Today's topic: Top Ten Books I Can’t Wait to Read This Spring

I am in the mood for horror this spring and summer. The kind of horror that will make your skin crawl, force you to turn on all the lights and chill you to the bone. But why, oh why, is it so hard to find new upcoming true horror releases?! Lilyn @ Scifi & Scary manages to find them and compiles a handy list of independent horror over @ Goodreadsbut when I search on the internets for "new horror" I find so much other mixed in. I get long lists of YA, fantasy, lit fic, paranormal romance, mystery and even children's books! It's worse than going to the bookstore where I have to spend hours weeding through "fiction"…

#BookReview: Bad Reputation by Nicole Edwards

Do not be sucked in by the cover alone like me!

Bad Reputation by Nicole Edwards
Released October 2017
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Meet the most wanted players in sports . . . one ridiculously hot alpha male at a time.

Chase: With a nickname like “Sin,” it’s no wonder they call me the bad boy of hockey. Opponents curse me. Fans scream my name—in the arena and in other, much more private places. Penalties or not, I’m not afraid to dish out a little pain. But pleasure? That’s my weakness. And no one knows it better than my best friend, Cassie Desrosiers. I’d have to be blind not to notice her rocking body and teasing grin. So when she invites me along on a trip to Vegas, my curiosity isn’t the only thing that’s aroused.

Cassie: Chase Barrett is a world-class A-hole. As his best friend, I’m allowed to call him on his BS. Who else is going to do it? Certainly not the puck bunnies swooning at every flex of his biceps. Everyone knows that Chase is the love-’em-and-leave-’em type. There’s no such th…

Retro #BookReview: The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan

This was a little bit of a disappointment.

The Drowning Girl by Caitliln R. Kiernan, Narrated by Suzy Jackson
Dark Fiction Audiobook
India Morgan Phelps - Imp to her friends - is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about her encounters with creatures out of myth - or from somewhere far, far stranger...

My Thoughts

If you pick this up thinking it’s a charming fantasy or even a gothic horror novel you may be disappointed. Like Kiernan’s The Red Tree (which I loved), it has eerie leanings but at its core it's more an intimate and unflinching look at a person’s struggle with insanity. It revisits several of the same themes within The Red Tree but it takes them further and, as much as I tried and wanted to love this one just as much, in the end it just didn’t work as well for me.

Told in first person, India (Imp) is the unreliable narrator. She starts the book saying it will be a “ghost story with a mermaid and a werewolf”…

#BookReview: The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

Here's another creepy little tale you might like.

The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham, Narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis 
Audiobook Thriller, 12 Hours
Released July 2017
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In the best-selling tradition of The Girl on the Train and In a Dark, Dark Wood, from the internationally best-selling author whom Stephen King called "an absolute master" of the psychological thriller, comes a riveting suspense novel about the unlikely friendship between two pregnant women that asks: How far would you go to create the perfect family?

Agatha is pregnant and works part time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, and a stylish g…

#BookReview: The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen

Here's a creepy little tale to start off your sleep deprived week!

The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen
Horror Fiction
Released January 2018
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A boy in a basement, a man in a booth and a darkness that threatens to swallow them both...

New York audiobook narrator Peter Larson and his wife Hannah head to his hometown of Maple City to help Peter's ailing father and to put a recent tragedy behind them. Though the small, Midwestern town seems the idyllic place to start afresh, Peter and Hannah will soon learn that evil currents flow beneath its surface.

They move into an old farmhouse on the outskirts of town—a house purchased by Peter's father at auction and kept secret until now—and start to settle into their new life.

But as Peter sets up his recording studio in a small basement room, disturbing things begin to occur—mysterious voices haunt audio tracks, malevolent shadows creep about the house. And when an insidious presence emerges from the woodwork, Peter must fa…

I Will Be Back Momentarily For Now Here's A Weird Cat Picture

Sorry guys for the radio silence this week. I have given up on the 80 Day Obsession because I hurt my back pretty badly while attempting to do exercises to strengthen it (yep, only me) and then my son gave me the plague all while having to go to work, do my all my normal activities and silently begging death to take me already. I'm way behind on everything; blogging, visiting, commenting and I have a bunch of reviews to post but probably won't get to any of them until next week because I plan to spend my entire weekend camped out on the couch with this weird beast.  Have a great weekend all and don't break your body!

#BookReview: Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

This book was so good I didn't want it to end.

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Released January 2017
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Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she’s thrilled she finally connected with someone.

When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar…who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can’t keep his eyes off Louise.

And then Louise bumps into Adele, who’s new to town and in need of a friend, but she also just happens to be married to David. David and Adele look like the picture-perfect husband and wife, but then why is David so controlling, and why is Adele so scared of him?

As Louise is drawn into David and Adele’s orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, …

#BookReview: Lost & Found by Jacqueline Sheehan

Here's my "They Call It Puppy Love" entry review:

Lost & Found by Jacqueline Sheehan
General Fiction
Released October 2009
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A poignant and unforgettable tale of love, loss, and moving on . . . with the help of one not-so-little dog

Rocky's husband Bob was just forty-two when she discovered him lying cold and lifeless on the bathroom floor . . . and Rocky's world changed forever. Quitting her job, chopping off all her hair, she leaves Massachusetts—reinventing her past and taking a job as Animal Control Warden on Peak's Island, a tiny speck off the coast of Maine and a million miles away from everything she's lost. She leaves her career as a psychologist behind, only to find friendship with a woman whose brain misfires in the most wonderful way and a young girl who is trying to disappear. Rocky, a quirky and fallible character, discovers the healing process to be agonizingly slow.

But then she meets Lloyd.

A large black Labrador retriever, Ll…