Ten books on my latest TBR list so I don’t forget which ones I want to read…

by Maryse on October 5, 2015 · 35 comments

in Book Recommendations

Oh… don’t mind me. ;) Just making yet another TBR list of the latest from my “mini-blurb-jolt* reels. I simply cannot let these go without being their own I WANNA READ THESE list, and well… considering how crazy all of our TBR lists are, and how bad of a book-hoarder I am (or how GOOD of one I am), I don’t even feel in the least bit ashamed to be posting yet another one. Tee hee!

Okay… I feel a little ashamed. lol But I know y’all get me, with this, so… here are my “best-of-the-best” blurb-jolters or reader recommendations that make me want to jump in NOW!

  1. Bird Box: A NovelBird Box: A Novel by Josh Malerman <— HORROR ALERT!!! I found this one by accident while surfing Amazon for potential horror books, and now I’m even more excited ’cause I saw it on a MUST-READ horror list. YES PLEASE!! “Something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remain, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now, that the boy and girl are four, it is time to go. But the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat—blindfolded—with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them. But is it man, animal, or monster?” <— eek HOLY MOLY!!! Terror with your eyes closed? MINE!!! And bev has had it for awhile now but she’s a pok-pok chicken!!! “I have one scary book, Bird Box, that I bought last Halloween on sale. Very positively rec’d on a blog I visit, but scary. I mean to read it sometime straight through no peeking. Someday. READ!!! Here’s my review!
  2. The House by Christina Lauren <— HORROR/GHOST STORY by one of our fav romance authors!!! This one is coming out tomorrow, and I. Can’t WAIT!!! *happy dance* Is it a ghost love story? Is it a ghost horror story? Either way, i don’t care, I’m reading it!!!! READ!!! Here’s my review!
  3. MC Chronicles: The Diary of Bink Cummings by Bink Cummings <— AGAIN AND AGAIN #1 BIKER SERIES IS ALL I’M HEARING! I must read this raw and gritty awesomeness! MichelleS says: “I read the first two and need to get to book three. Love it. At first, I was thinking this is the best MC Club book ever – seriously – then there were a few writing kinds of things that got in the way of “best ever” – but it sure comes close. I love it so far. I know they say it is based on her real life, but maybe just loosely? And he’s 50 and names Big Dick and she’s 30 – and he helped raise her from when she was little? Controversial for sure. But I ate it up.” and Lauren agrees! “I just read the entire Bink Cummings series today. Needless to say, I didn’t get much done today aside from driving my kids to & from school. And ordering pizza.” READ!!! Here’s my review!
  4. The Air He Breathes by Brittainy Cherry <— RECLUSIVE HERO and full on emotional!!! It is all the rage right now and Tracey said: “…wow very emotional in places and a twist with a capital T, in fact two twists. Tick Tock a five star read.”
  5. Love Hurts (Caged Love Book 1 and Love Burns (Caged Love Book 2) by Mandi Beck <— ONE OF “THOSE” BOOKS ALERT!! Here’s yet another HUGE recommendation from Lauren: “Anyone who hasn’t read Love Hurts…..please please read it!!!! It was one of THOSE books for me. I couldn’t fathom reading another book after I finished it. I stalked the author & found hundreds of other readers in the same boat I was in. Just couldn’t stop thinking about it. …It’s not an ugly cry book, just really, really awesome.
  6. Pure Abandon by Jeannine Colette <— TROUBLED MARRIAGE ALERT!! And is much loved right now (a la “Arsen” feel and has been HIGH on my TBR list since its release) and Jean absolutely LOVED it! “You guys, you guys, you guys, I finished Pure Abandon and I LOVED it!! My heart is happy and heartbroken at the same time! Ugh my heart! I am in a total book fog, my head is spinning……have no idea what to start next……sigh….. + Reckless Abandon. (my review)
  7. Hawthorne & Heathcliff by R.K. Ryals <— MISUNDERSTOOD HERO ALERT! MUCH love for this one, and two of my favorite books were mentioned as a comparable feel. Christine says: “I just finished Hawthorne & Heathcliff . . . . amazing book. It’s a big freely book that is wonderfully written. I teared up several times. Has a Sweet Gum Tree feel to it with a sprinkling of Eleanor & Park. I highly recommend it.
  8. BEWARE by Shanora Williams <— DARK READ & HE’S A BAD GUY ALERT!! And it is making ELA scream at us, she can’t contain herself. LOL!!!!
  9. Bottom Feeder and it’s just released sequel, Lowlife by Maria G. Cope <— LEAVES HER ABUSIVE LIFE & MEETS BROODING EX-MILITARY HERO ALERT! Claudia said: “Wow I loved this! Must read!” I remember how much everyone loved this one when it first came out and I was holding off for the sequel. It is finally out!! And I am so in!
  10. WITHER (THE WITHERED SERIES Book 1) by Amy Miles <— ZOMBIE/POST APOCALYPTIC PSYCH THRILLER ALERT!!! OMG I want it!! IT IS MINE!! One-click!! So an epidemic takes over… and a vaccine ends up turning many that are “left” into sort of… zombies. And… “Growing up on the streets taught Avery how to care for herself, but no amount of self defense classes at the Y could have prepared her for the outbreak of deadly gangs, a corrupt government bent on using her blood for experiments and the depths to which desperate people would go to survive. She soon discovered that it was not the Withered Ones that she needed to fear, but those still human.
What else and I missing?


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bev October 5, 2015 at 6:54 PM

Did you just call me a “pok pok chicken”? Lol.
Just for that I’m glad I don’t see a certain book on here.
Amy said she’d br Bird Box with me and then talk me through the night.

Chris L October 5, 2015 at 6:57 PM

Maryse….you gotta read Bink Cummings MC books!! They were all un-put-down able and HOT!!!

Jen F. October 5, 2015 at 7:03 PM

Hawthorne & Heathcliff was sweet. I’m not sure I’d call him from the wrong side of the tracks, but more misunderstood.

Maryse October 5, 2015 at 7:04 PM

Okay lemme change it!! :D Thanks Jen!

Maryse October 5, 2015 at 7:05 PM

bev I did!! I totally did!!!
Maybe we can all read it together and hold hands, in our blankie forts. We’ll just make one HUGE one for that book… I don’t wanna read it alone.

Lee October 5, 2015 at 7:09 PM

Maryse and her TBR lists .. the day I saw the post with the list with ALL her TBR lists I laughed for minutes !!!

I am IN for The House even though it clearly says
” Don’t read it at home alone. Or at night. Or at all, if you scare easy. You’ve been warned!”

and I check on every single one of them!!!! eeeeeeep!!!

I also have The Air He Breathes and Pure Abandon on my “Must Read” TBR list

Maryse October 5, 2015 at 7:13 PM

Yikes!! I AM SO SCARED which just makes me even more excited!!! I may just make a video. Tee hee!!!!!!!

Jody October 5, 2015 at 7:21 PM

Just finished Beware and started the second one. *sigh* I think I am slightly disturbed to love bad guys as much as I do. :P

Shirley October 5, 2015 at 7:29 PM

I just started the 2nd book of Bink Cummings. It is very eye opening! Wow! I cant put the dang book down! I loved Pure Abandon, looking forward to Reckless Abandon.

bev October 5, 2015 at 7:29 PM

Oh. Boy.

Cheryl October 5, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Put aside Beware to start Ms. Manwhore. Short novella, so I’ll be ready to buddy read The House tomorrow. Eeep- I’m scared!!

Maryse October 5, 2015 at 7:36 PM

*happy wiggles*

It’s going to be fun!! NO CHICKENING OUT!!!! Send me your videos while you read if you want and I’ll add them in!!! LET’S!!! :D

Lee October 5, 2015 at 7:55 PM

Video?? Of me hiding under my bed covers while peeking through my fingers to read??? BAHAHAHAHA !!!

I wanna chicken out so bad!!! but I wanna read it so bad at the same time.. O.o

Maryse October 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Yep!! THAT video. Exactly!! :D !! DO IT!!!

Jody October 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM

The House is available on amazon Australia!!! Yay!!

Robyn October 5, 2015 at 8:04 PM

You need to read Bink’s Books. Loved Big Dick!

I’m reading a series by Samantha Jacobey called Captive (a New Life). Let me tell you, I’m on book 3 of 7 and I can’t put it down! This girl has been raised in a mercenary m/c gang as an assassin since she was little. I’m thinking she was kidnapped. While growing up she was basically used as their sex slave. She got sick of it and killed the whole gang with her “skills”. Now the FBI is involved plus a group called The Organization is looking for her. It’s twisty and turny, a bit of romance (that’s supposed to perk up in the next couple of books) and mystery. It’s for sure a dark read. It’s like a train wreck….when everything is going good, BAM! Something bad happens. I’m loving it!

Lee October 5, 2015 at 8:06 PM

Make room Jody!!! I am moving to Australia… just so I can get my hands on it… :P

arghhh it’s 3 AM here, where’s my copy???

Come ON, Amazon!!

Jody October 5, 2015 at 8:18 PM

LOL, Lee come on over. ;) It’s midday here and I am meant to be getting everything done while my girls are at school and 2yo is busy.
Jody step away from the ipad…. :P

Maryse October 5, 2015 at 8:20 PM

Jody I’m JEALOUS!!!!!! *gasp*

Let’s go to Jody’s blanket fort, you guys!!! It’s like a time machine in there!

bev October 5, 2015 at 8:30 PM

3 am???? What are you doing up, lol.

Though times when have not slept well & thought come on ladies wake up & talk.

Jody October 5, 2015 at 8:34 PM

Come on over Maryse. I know nothing is getting done now I have started… lol

Maryse October 5, 2015 at 8:42 PM

We can do that, bev?

I’m a regular waker-upper at 4am to 5am… without fail every single night. And I come on here and stare at all of your comments and I’m so lonely. LOL!

Now I know… maybe someone is lurking. :D

Amy October 5, 2015 at 10:04 PM

One big blankie fort for us to read The House together in??? Woo-hoo!!!! Now I just need to find the perfect drink for us…

Make a video, you say…um, do you know how to edit, like bleeping out words? Because I tend to have a *ahem* colorful vocabulary when I get worked up over stuff. :P

And yes Bev…we are still on for buddy reading Bird Box. :D

Maryse October 5, 2015 at 10:19 PM

I’m in for that too!!!!

bev October 5, 2015 at 10:36 PM
Niki October 6, 2015 at 1:46 AM

I need to wait until you read The House Maryse….. I usually read at night and live alone so I don’t want to freak myself out ;) So I will wait for the reviews!!!

I will be the broken record here and say I just finished the first Diary of Bink Cummings and oh my gosh!!! LOVE it!!!! I re-read my favorite parts before I even finished the book….and pretty sure I bookmarked almost every page!! So good!!!!

Penny October 6, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Bird Box! Hello Maryse and everybody! I just had to comment on this one…. It is absolutely brilliant, and totally terrifying! But not in the conventional horror story sense…. My whole family read it in one sitting last year and we still talk about it!

Allison October 6, 2015 at 8:54 AM

I just read this blurb yesterday, and it HAS ME. Body and soul, I want to read this. I hope it delivers:

“I wake up in a cold, dark room, shackled to a bed.

Across the room he sits, watching me, his determined expression masking the pain in his eyes.

He tells me I need to be punished for running away from him.

He tells me this is for my own good, that in order to survive I need to surrender myself to him.

I’m confused, because he acts like he knows me. But we’ve never met.

Then it all begins to make sense.

He calls me Anna.

My stomach lurches.

I feel sick.

Because I’m not who he thinks I am.”

It’s called Surrender. Here’s the link:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015ROY09A/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

I forget how I stumbled across it. Probably a FB ad.

Maryse October 6, 2015 at 9:21 AM

Penny. THAT EXCITES ME BIG TIME!!!!!! Thank you SO much for letting me know. After “The House”, I’ll read Bink Cummings #1, and then right to Bird Box. Or will I just want to go right to Bird Box? :D

Theresa Parsons October 6, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Maryse, I read Love Hurts and really liked it. I wanted to slap the h quite a bit but the H is awesome!!! Great cliffhanger…. I have Love Burns on my TBR. The House sounds amazing!!!!! Please write a review!

Ela October 6, 2015 at 11:11 AM

REMEMBER The Comeback (Beware #2) AFTER YOU’RE DONE WITH BEWARE, Shanora Williams.

Julie October 6, 2015 at 12:14 PM

I keep hearing about The Air He Breathes. I started it but it wasn’t what I was in the mood for. Great writing so I know I’ll read it at some point. H&H has been on my list for a while, too. I was actually thinking of starting the This Man series next.

Brianna October 6, 2015 at 4:48 PM

I just finished The Air He Breathes. I enjoyed it and the twists a lot. Also the dynamic between the main character and her best friend is really awesome. Their friendship intrigues me just as much as the romance I think. Plus the dynamic between the mom and her daughter had a kind of Rachel Higinson feel to it. Thanks for the blurb Allison. I added that to my TBR list.

Deborah October 7, 2015 at 12:32 AM

Just started Love hurts and its already really intense at 15%!!!!!!!

MichelleS October 7, 2015 at 7:43 AM

I ended up reading Bink Cummings Book3 as well, which means it obviously held my attention. It had it’s great parts and then some things I didn’t like. Mostly it was how anything that happened was forgiven too quickly, or major twists that got resolved too quickly. But just the day-to-day Bink and Big Dick and the gang and all those interactions? Yum.

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