Coffee & Books: July 2020

I am so sick of being at home!!  The longest summer break ever.  Please let me go back to school? ... Please??

I've read quite a few middle of the road books since my last Coffee & Books post.  But luckily, I've also read some pretty awesome ones.  I have been much more into in-print books lately than the ones I've read online... How do I get my hands on more print books without breaking the budget? Hmmm.
The Safe Place
The Safe Place by Anna Downes
Rating: 2.5
Not for me.
Need a book? Pick one below.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Rating: 5
A classic and for good reason.  Note: Unlikable characters, definitely not a love story.
Need a book? I recommend for people interested in classics and who don't mind a pretty dark tale.

Danse Macabre
Danse Macabre by Stephen King
Rating: 5
LOVED this book by King!  I feel like I learned a lot about story and the horror genre.
Need a book? Read this one if you love horror and Stephen King.
Full review.

Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Rating: 5
Stephen King called this book his scariest.
Need a book? Read this one if you're a fan of King and his amazing characterization
Full review.

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Rating: 5
Amazing detailed setting with creepy atmosphere.
Need a book? Take a trip to Manderley.
Full review.

In Her Shadow
In Her Shadow by Kristin Miller
Rating: 3
Not a fan of the ending, but the rest was a good read.
Need a book? I'd recommend the original over the re-make, but it was OK. (Lightly based on Rebecca).
Full review.

Circe by Madeline Miller
Rating: 5
Magical epic read.
Need a book? Pretty much everyone loves this one.
Full review.

The Half Sister
The Half Sister by Sandie Jones
Rating: 4
Quick read. Not a thriller.
Need a book? I recommend for fans of domestic suspense/drama.
Full review.

Something Wicked This Way ComesThe Sunday Girl

I'm working on updating my Classics Club post so that I can double up if, considering I've been in the mood for Classics lately.  
Check out my Classics Club post here: 
Also working on a giant Stephen King post compiling his recommendations... Post to come.

Honestly, mostly my son's rap music from the other room 😂
But this is a good one: 

What have you been reading lately?? 


  1. I have seen The Half Sister around quite a bit lately. I think I will give it a try!

  2. It was a good read as long as you go in with the right expectations :)

  3. I was surprised how much I enjoyed Wuthering Heights because I absolutely hated Catherine and Heathcliff! But this book taught me that I could still appreciate a book (especially a Bronte!) for its writing style, atmospheric (creepy in this case) feel, and for the skilled ability to create characters that are so incredibly unlikable!

    I recently decided on my 50 Classics in 5 years and made a Goodreads bookshelf to keep track of them, but I have yet to blog about it! Need to add that to my To-Do list!

    Here are my recent reads, if interested:

    1. The 50 Classics in 5 years is such a fun thing, happy that you're joining in! I will check out your post :)

  4. I recently read Wuthering Heights, something I'd promised myself I'd do for many years. I was surprised how much I loved it, I hated the film and the characters, but the writing is enthralling. I didn't find Stephen King's Pet Semetary very scary, but it was a long time ago when I read it, and I was reading a lot of horror at the time. Loved Rebecca, will have to read that again sometime. I'm intrigued with The Half Sister Now.

  5. I havent read any of your books. I ope all is doing well. Happy Reading and Check out


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