The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

So between reading The Breakdown and Lethal Injection I received an ARC book called The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

Now, how I came about getting this book is a bit of a mystery (I'm sure there's a logical explanation, but I didn't try to hard to figure it out because I like the mystery).  One day in the mail there was a book. This alone is not strange in the least, I'm always ordering books. But I hadn't ordered this one. Or heard of the book. Or even knew of the author. (As I said, undoubtedly I had gotten onto some ARC list, etc., but fuck that because..)

It had to be an omen. 

I read this book in one night. I just.. couldn't.. stop.

Reading Books

I'm really not into (or good at) giving book reviews, so the best I have to offer you are my ratings.

Here are 6 books I recently read:


Book Review: Universal Harvester

Universal HarvesterUniversal Harvester by John Darnielle

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book isn't what it seems. I was very disappointed by that, despite the excellent writing. It just left me with questions. So, so many questions.

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Book Review: Horrorstör

Read on November 2nd.

HorrorstörHorrorstör by Grady Hendrix

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read this book in one sitting. I'm honestly not sure what I expected so when I say that I found this book predictable and simple, I don't mean that negatively. I suppose that content keeps it out of the YA category, but it seemed to me that it would be far better suited there. This book was pretty good, I read it in one sitting, and I recommend it to anyone that doesn't have high expectations for a complex story. The book itself is probably worth 4 stars, but I give it 3 simply because I found it a little juvenile.

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Book Review: Bird Box

Finished on October 23rd.

Bird BoxBird Box by Josh Malerman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I first got this book I was SO excited to read it. I opened it and immediately was put off by the present tense that it's written in. The reviews were good for this book though, so I forged on. After getting used to the style it was a quick read and I must admit I loved it. Initially I thought that the ending could have been better, but the more I thought about it, I realized there's really no other way it could have ended. If you're on the fence about Bird Box, don't be. Just read it.

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Book Review: Full Tilt

Full TiltFull Tilt by Neal Shusterman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Very quick, easy read. Has humor, suspense, and personality. My first book by Neal Shusterman, but certainly won't be my last.

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I Will Not Buy More Books, I Will NOT Buy More Books


Until I read the ones I have now.

Ok, that's unreasonable. My collection is craaaaazy.

I won't buy more books until I read 75% of the books I have. 50%? 25%?

Ah shit.

Maybe I can limit myself to one book order of $50 or less a month. I think that's reasonable?

I'm already up to $33 this month and it's only the 4th.

I had a grip until Bird Box by Josh Malerman. It's been on my list awhile, but my willpower crumbled with this review at Barnsey's Books. I've only read a few of her reviews, but if you're into books I encourage you to check out her blog.

I guess it could be worse. I could be buying crack.