September Wrap Up – TV Shows

 

American Horror Story [ season 5 ] Back when I was watching American Horror Story season by season, I watched Freak Show and was completely put off from watching the show altogether. This was the season that aired after Freak Show, and I’d never had the desire to watch it. Sebastian and I started watching the latest season (Double Feature) and when we ran out of episodes of that we decided go to back and watch this one. Lady Gaga was so good in this, she blew me away. I’d even go so far to say this is now one of my favourite seasons of the show, I loved it.
 
Rick and Morty [ season 5 ] This is such a stupid show, but I really enjoy watching it with Sebastian. It’s one of the 20-30 minute shows that we like to binge watch when we’re in the mood for something a bit mindless (which is regularly, these days).
 
Mare of Easttown [ season 1 ] This was such an incredible show, and exactly what I was in the mood for when we started watching it. I’d been saying how I was craving something similar to the British crime shows I love, and this fit the bill. It was moody, there were so many twists and turns along the way that kept me interested, and the acting was impeccable. Evan Peters and Kate Winslet in everything from now on, pls.

October RYFO TBR

 

The general goal for a #ReadYourFaceOff readathon is to get through as much reading as you can in a 24-hour window of time. It’s a fun (and short) readathon that was created by Riley from RMFickFack. This round will run from 9am on Saturday 9th October to 9am on Sunday 10th October in your time zone. My focus for this round is to rest and relax following my second Covid vaccine, and to try and catch up on some older nostalgic TBR books from this year that I am yet to get through (oh and get stuck into one of my October spooky reads!!).

October TBR (Nostalgic Reads)

 

Sweet Valley High #29 – Bitter Rivals“Elizabeth Wakefield is ecstatic. Her dearest childhood friend, Amy Sutton, is moving back to Sweet Valley. Elizabeth can’t wait to see her again and introduce Amy to her current best friend, Enid Rollins. Amy is an undeniable hit at Sweet Valley High. She’s glamorous and vivacious, and she becomes the newest member of the cheerleading squad. But to Elizabeth’s shock, Amy and Enid seem to be heading for a showdown. Will the prospect of having two best friends leave Elizabeth with none?”
 
Sweet Valley University #26 – The Trial of Jessica Wakefield“Jessica Wakefield’s been arrested for cocaine possession! Her new boyfriend, Nick Fox, is the only one who can help her. But does Nick believe in her innocence? Or has Jessica lost her love and her freedom? Alexandra Rollins has the evidence to get Jessica out of jail. But her shocking information came from a drug-abuse hotline. Should she break her vow of confidentiality to save a friend? Elizabeth Wakefield and Tom Watts have broken up! Elizabeth is dangerously close to seeking comfort in the arms of another guy… one she’s known for a long, long time!”

October TBR

 

The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix – “In horror movies, the final girl is the one who’s left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back, defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her? Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre twenty-two years ago, and it has defined every day of her life since. And she’s not alone. For decades she’s been meeting with five other actual final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, putting their lives back together, piece by piece. That is until one of the women misses a meeting and Lynnette’s worst fears are realised someone knows about the group and is determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece. But the thing about these final girls is that they have each other now, and that no matter how bad the odds, how dark the night, how sharp the knife… they will never, ever give up.”
 
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix – “A heartwarming story of friendship and demonic possession. The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?”

September TBR

 

Survive The Night by Riley Sager – “Charlie Jordan is being driven across the country by a serial killer. Maybe. Behind the wheel is Josh Baxter, a stranger Charlie met by the college ride share board, who also has a good reason for leaving university in the middle of term. On the road they share their stories, carefully avoiding the subject dominating the news – the Campus Killer, who’s tied up and stabbed three students in the span of a year, has just struck again. Travelling the lengthy journey between university and their final destination, Charlie begins to notice discrepancies in Josh’s story. As she begins to plan her escape from the man she is becoming certain is the killer, she starts to suspect that Josh knows exactly what she’s thinking. Meaning that she could very well end up as his next victim. A game of cat and mouse is about to play out. In order to win, Charlie must do only one thing… survive the night.”
 
In The Clearing by J.P. Pomare – “Amy has only ever known life in the Clearing. She knows what’s expected of her. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure the community remains happy and calm. That is, until a new young girl joins the group. She isn’t fitting in; she doesn’t want to stay. What happens next will turn life as Amy knows it on its head. Freya has gone to great lengths to feel like a ‘normal person’. In fact, if you saw her go about her day with her young son, you’d think she was an everyday mum. That is, until a young girl goes missing and someone from her past, someone she hasn’t seen for a very long time, arrives in town. As secrets of the past bubble up to the surface, this small town’s dark underbelly will be exposed and lives will be destroyed.”