How is it May already? It feels like just yesterday we were still bundling up to fight off the lingering winter weather and now suddenly we’re a month from summer. With summer just one month away, I have lots of fun, light-hearted books planned to read. But before we can get to my summer reads, we need to get through my list of May TBR books.
This month, I’ve opted to read just three books so I have more time to work on writing, but that’s for a later blog. Until then, let’s take a look at what I’m reading this month!
Doesn’t it seem like working retail will kill you? The repetitive conversations and loops through the store…some days it may seem like you’re already half dead when working retail. That’s the idea behind the horror-comedy book known as Horrorstor.
Set inside Orsk, the equivalent of IKEA but lower quality furniture, Amy is struggling to get through each shift, all the while trying her best to avoid Basil, her boss who she knows is going to fire her. She does her best, but one day he pulls her into the breakroom with co-worker Ruth Anne. They fear they’re going to be fired, but Basil instead proposes a unique job opportunity: Work overnight to try and catch the burglar who is sneaking in overnight and defacing their room setups.
For $200 cash after a shift, Amy and Ruth Anne agree. But just hours into their shift, they learn they should’ve declined the overtime opportunity.
Why It’s on my TBR List
Horrorstor has been on my list for months now. Not long ago I ended up purchasing it and vowed to bump it to the top of my list. What’s better than an IKEA-like store where furniture moves overnight?
One thing I should note is how beautifully designed this book is. It looks just like an IKEA catalog, equipped with a map of the store, coupons, and furniture features.
The Saturday Night Ghost Club
Growing up in Niagara Falls in the 80s left little for Jake to do. When siblings move into town, they decide to start what they call the “Saturday Night Ghost Club.” They set out to discover the mysteries of the town, but what they end up discovering is far darker than they had anticipated.
Why It’s On My TBR List
When a book is compared to “Stranger Things” and Stand By Me, you read it!
I think coming-of-age stories are always fun, especially when the paranormal is involved. When I discovered The Saturday Night Ghost Club, I knew that this book would be right up my alley.
Lock Every Door
Jules had everything until it all went away. She finally accepts her new life and takes an apartment sitter position in a historical building. The rules are harsh, but her fellow apartment sitter—Ingrid—reminds her of her sister which helps ease her into the position. Just when things started looking up again, Ingrid disappears.
Jules decides to look into the history of the building when she learns she’s not the only sitter to vanish. Will she be able to solve the mystery of the Bartholomew before she’s the latest victim?
Why It’s On My TBR List
It’s no surprise I look up to Stephen King. When you think of horror, he’s the master. So when Stephen King tweets about Lock Every Door and endorses it as a great suspense thriller, you order that book immediately. Even without King’s endorsement, I’m rapidly working through Riley Sager’s novels ever since reading Final Girls in March.
What Are You Reading This Month?
What’s on your TBR list this month? Are you reading a lot of books or lightening your load to allow more time to soak up the warm weather? Let me know in the comments what’s on your list. I’m always looking for new recommendations!