Monthly Wrap Up: October 2016 Books, Movies, and Other Things


This post serves as both my This Week In Books/ WWW Wednesdays entry, as well as my Monthly Wrap Up for October 2016. It is a listing of all books I’ve read during the month of October, as well as the books I’m currently reading. I also link to movies I’ve reviewed, and guest posts that appeared during October 2016.

Books I’ve Read in October 2016

the-evolution-of-mara-dyer Scary Mary Secrets of the Book Malus Domestica

The Evolution of Mara Dyer was one of those books that had me going OH MY GOD! You can’t just leave it there! and the end of it. Scary Mary wasn’t quite what I expected, because I was thinking it was from a different author, but still good. Secrets of the Book was a fantastic middle grade read, and Malus Domestica just kicked butt as a solidly entertaining novel.

Blackwater ValI Robot Shadow's Embrace infected

Blackwater Val took a while to hook me, but I ended up really liking it. I, Robot was amazing. Shadow’s Embrace was a solid read. Infected…tried too hard.


bleed-blister doorways ghoul-scouts-2

Tales From the Arabian Nights had interesting artwork and did a great job selecting and simplifying the original tales. Bleed, Blister, Puke and Purge was interesting, informative, and disgusting. Doorways was unexceptional. Ghoul Scouts will be very interesting in the future, I think.

Braineater Jones mars half off ragnarok cocktails-at-7

Braineater Jones was definitely an… interesting…listen. The narrator did a great job, and the story was one I’ve only read one variation of before. Mars was a good read, but not an easy one. It satisfied you, but it wasn’t a quick fun read. Half-Off Ragnarok was my first non-zombie novel by Seanan McGuire. Fun bit of fluff. Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight was flat out fantastic.

chillz-hillz - The Bad Babysitter laura-monster-crusherdeadlight-jack-1 sleep-state-interrupt

Chillz Hillz was a good middle grade horror read. Laura Monster Crusher was similarly good. I liked the positive messages in it. Deadlight Jack was downright awesome with lots of atmosphere. Sleep State Interrupt is a sci-fi political thriller. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t for me.

Sorrow's Edgea-trail-through-time

Sorrow’s Edge wasn’t what I was expecting, but that doesn’t make it bad. It was a character driven paranormal thriller that delighted me. A Trail through Time? Awesome. Just Awesome. I’m going to leave it at that.

Books that I’m Currently Reading

Feast of All Soulsfallerchildren-of-eden

Movies Reviewed in October 2016 : Pontypool | The Girl Next Door | Hush | Demon

What’s Up in Horror:  October 7th, October 21st

What’s up in Sci-Fi: October 14th

Guest Posts: Horror: More than Frights and Gore by Konn Lavery | Defeating Horror Movie Monsters by Christopher Gamsby | Ancient Gods by Richard Schiver | ‘Tis the Season (for Cryptids) by Bill Schweigart | Chinese Ghosts by Kat Mayor | Let’s Bring Objective Morality Back to Horror by David Dubrow | Orphan by Melanie Noell Bernard | Near Dark by Laurie


7 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap Up: October 2016 Books, Movies, and Other Things

  1. Looks like you picked up a lot of Halloween-appropriate reads this October. That Shadow’s Embrace cover is delightfully creepy. I also watched Hush this month and thought it was a pretty good scary movie. Hope your November turns out fantastic!

  2. I read the first two Mara Dyer books a couple of years ago and absolutely loved them! The third book hadn’t been released yet so I didn’t read that one but I really need to get around to it. Of course at this point I’d need to reread the other ones or else I’d be totally lost hahaha

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