Insomnia Book Club

A place for book lovers of any genre.

Losing a Loved One

The holidays seem to be the worst time of the year when it comes to losing a loved one as well as dealing with the pain of losing a loved one. My Father passed away this year, something I will never forget nor get over. In some ways he was my best friend. No one really understands the pain that comes from losing a spouse, child, sibling, etc. until they go through it. Because of that there really aren't many people that you can talk to about the subject who completely understand. Some cities do have group meetings for those who have lost loved ones (provided it's not too far to drive to) and then there are people who are very much solitary and prefer one on one over going to group meetings. There are also people who tend to close up and not wish to speak to anyone about losing their loved one.

Going In Reverse With the Hathaways

So, a while back I felt like reading a historical romance and ended up with Love In the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas. It is the fifth and final book in The Hathaways series by Lisa Kleypas but the synopsis caught my eye, so I dived into it. I loved it so much that I read the fourth book... then the third book... and now I am almost done with the second book, waiting to dive into the first book of the series. Definitely not the best idea to read any series backwards but no regrets here!

Persephone by Kitty Thomas

In search of a Persephone and Hades book I decided to give Persephone by Kitty Thomas a try.

Persephone has good points and bad points. The book is written well but some of the story, such as character personalities, didn't sit too well with me. It could just be me as I've read plenty of Persephone and Hades books. That doesn't mean this book wouldn't fit well with others. For me, I just couldn't get past certain aspects of it. Again, it is a well written book... perhaps just not the best Persephone and Hades themed book for me. Incase some of you get caught offguard like I did, this book is NOT for the faint of heart with it's sexual manner. I did not finish the book due to the scenes that it possessed and being unable to get into the main characters' personalities for Persephone and Hades, which is something I very rarely do.

In search of the next read!

Book Rut Begone!

So, I think I might have actually gotten out of that awful book rut! I tried diving into a book from the Secret Book Santa challenge for the hundedth time. This time it actually worked! So, thankyou Racing Hearts by Candi Heart!

It is such a relief to be out of that awful book rut. That was the longest book rut that I have ever been in. Time to dive into a sea of books!

Lovely Book Rut

Book ruts can be the worst for a bookworm. I am in a big book rut. No matter what book I try to read I can't get into it at all, that includes books from the Secret Book Santa challenge. So, in an attempt to get out of the book rut I started reading fanfics on fanfiction.net. Hopefully that will kick said book rut out!

As for fanfics, I am mostly reading Riverdale fanfics. I am a definite Betty and Jughead shipper but when it comes to fanfics I am all the way Betty and Sweet Pea. If any of you are interested in some good Betty and Sweet Pea fanfics drop a comment below.

Hope the rest of you aren't going through a book rut too!

New V.C. Andrews Book!

V.C. Andrews is one of the authors that I remember the most from my childhood. My Favorite series above all by her is the Hudson series. I've read the series multiple times. The Hudson series is also how I discovered V.C. Andrews, even though she is famously known for Flowers In the Attic.

Catwoman & Stygian Release

August is going to be a great month for Sherrilyn Kenyon and Sarah J. Maas fans!

On August 28th, Stygian is scheduled to be released! Stygian by Sherrilyn Kenyon (otherwise known as the Author Goddess) is the 7th book in the Lords of Avalon series.

Dystopian Bingo Challenge

Hey Bookworms!

For those of you involved in the craziness of Facebook check out the Dystopian Fantasy Bookworms group. Coming up Wednesday, August 1st, there is suppose to be a Dystopian Bingo challenge. Further information hasn't been revealed yet but it definitely sounds exciting! It sounds like there are prizes involved as well. Nothing like a new reading challenge to put a little pep in readers.


Until next week...

Happy reading, Bookworms!





Stephen King Movies In the Works

The movie It, based on Stephen King's novel It, is a classic amongst Stephen King fans and some horror movie fans. The It remake was a bit of a dud for quite a few people, but that hasn't stopped Stephen King fans from getting excited over It: Chapter Two. It: Chapter Two is scheduled to be released on September 6th, 2019.

An upcoming movie that is really exciting Stephen King fans is the remake of Pet Sematary. The original Pet Semetary was released in 1989, based on Stephen King's book Pet Sematary. The Pet Semetary remake is scheduled to be released on April 5th, 2019.

What are your favorite Stephen King novels? Do you have a favorite film based on one of Stephen King's books? Drop a comment in the box below! 😊

A Couple July 24th New Releases + Giveaway

July 24th is a good day for Rosamund Hodge fans. If you aren't familiar with said author then you might be familiar with her book Cruel Beauty, which I definitely recommend. On July 24th Rosamund Hodge's latest book, Endless Water, Starless Sky is schedule to be released.

As an added bonus, GoodReads.com has a giveaway for a physical copy of Endless Water, Starless Sky. Hurry and enter because the giveaway ends July 23rd! You can find the giveaway here. Scroll down until you get to WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK.



Endless Water, Starless Sky
by Rosamund Hodge

In the last days of the world, the walls of Viyara are still falling, and the dead are rising faster than ever.

Juliet is trapped—ordered by Lord Ineo of the Mahyanai to sacrifice the remaining members of her family, the Catresou, to stave off the end of the world. Though they’re certain his plan is useless, Juliet and her former friend Runajo must comply with Lord Ineo’s wishes—unless they can discover a different, darker path to protecting Viyara.

Romeo is tortured: finally aware that his true love is alive, he is at once elated and devastated, for his actions led directly to the destruction of her clan. The only way to redemption is to offer his life to the Catresou to protect and support them . . . even if it means dying to do so.




Another release on July 24th is also a good day for another group of fans, fans of the 1001 Dark Nights books. For those of you who don't know what 1001 Dark Nights books are, they are short stories by different authors allowing you to be introduced to said authors' books. Envy by Rachel Van Dyken is the latest 1001 Dark Nights' release. Envy is book #9.5 of the Eagle Elite series.


Envy
by Rachel Van Dyken

Every family has rules, the mafia just has more....
Do not speak to the bosses unless spoken to. 
Do not make eye contact unless you want to die. 
And above all else, do not fall in love. 
Renee Cassani's future is set.
Her betrothal is set. 
Her life, after nannying for the five families for the summer, is set
Somebody should have told Vic Colezan that. 
He's a man who doesn't take no for an answer. 
And he only wants one thing. 
Her. 
Somebody should have told Renee that her bodyguard needed as much discipline as the kids she was nannying. 
Good thing Vic has a firm hand.