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๐Ÿ‚ Autumn Reads: Hits, Misses, and Spooky Anthologies

Hey, folks, can you believe we're smack dab in the middle of September? It's the season of BER โ€“ SeptemBER, OctoBER, and NovemBER, and you know what that means โ€“ plenty of reading material to keep us cozy through the colder months. So, here's the lowdown on what's been happening in my bookish world. I recently dropped a video about my autumn TBR, and if you missed it, check it out here:

But, here's the deal: I've already crossed a few off that list, and I've got some updated thoughts to share.

First up, we've got "The Seven Year Slip" by Ashley Poston. This one's the second Poston book I've tackled this year, with "The Dead Romantics" being the first (a buddy read with Jessica at dearreaders_thisisjess). "The Dead Romantics" earned itself a respectable 3-star rating from me.

Now, "The Seven Year Slip" stumbled into my life via Instagram, as these things tend to do. The premise is intriguing โ€“ an apartment in the Big Apple with some supernatural mojo. Picture this: every time you hit a crossroads, it zaps you back seven years. It's got a whiff of "The Lake House," and I'm all in. I'll vouch for this one; it's a solid recommendation.

Next on the docket is "Cackle" by Rachel Harrison. Oh, Hi Cleo! ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป I've had this one on my TBR cart for over a year, and I was amped to make it my ultimate fall read. I mean, it's got all the ingredients for a cozy witchy story โ€“ fresh start, a charming town, and a witchy pal. But here's the twist โ€“ Annie, our leading lady, has some serious ex baggage. It's like her old flame is haunting every page. Plus, the woman's got a hangover like it's a daily ritual. And Sophie, the resident witch? Well, let's just say she's a bit too controlling for my taste. Surprise twist โ€“ my favorite character in this tale was Ralph the Spider. Yep, you heard that right. I fell for the eight-legged sidekick, as always! In the end, "Cackle" only snags a modest two stars from me. It had potential, but sometimes, even with witches in the mix, the magic doesn't quite land.

Currently, I've just cracked open "Blood Lite," a horror anthology, for the Genre Guru's Book Club I'm running at my place. The first short story's got me hooked, and I'm ready for the spookfest ahead.

On the physical book front, I'm digging into "Big Little Spells." It's holding down a prime spot on my bedside table, and I'm hoping it delivers that warm and fuzzy feeling, just like its predecessor.

And when I'm on the move, I've got "Catch Me If You Candy" queued up on my Kindle Oasis and Kindle app.

So, what's on your autumn reading list? Any must-reads you'd suggest? And speaking of book opinions, how do you handle those books that just don't quite do it for you? Let's chat, fellow book lovers! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ

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