Speaks the Nightbird - Robert R. McCammon The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood Shadow over the Fens (DI Nikki Galena #2) - Joy Ellis The Moor - Laurie R. King

I am into Halloween bingo big time and reading three four books all at once!

 

I'm still working my way through Speaks the Nightbird - it is a doorstopper for sure. Very much a mystery, as well as having the witchy elements. I am reading for Spellbound.

 

In preparation for the release of The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, which I have already pre-ordered and will be reading for New Release, I am re-reading The Handmaid's Tale. Margaret Atwoods distant, unemotional rendering of what is truly a horror story is so compelling. This takes care of Film at 11 for me.

 

Finally, I have dipped my toe into Nikki Galena by Joy Ellis. It's not Jackman and Evans, and the first book had some significant issues, but I can hear the echoes of all of the things that I loved about Jackman and Evans and the setting on the Fens remains as wonderfully brooding and isolating as ever. I am reading these books, because they aren't narrated by Richard Armitage. Joy Ellis is British, and lives in Lincolnshire, so I am using this for International Woman of Mystery.

 

Oh, and I almost forgot - since I've finished all of my Jackman and Evans audiobooks (sad face), I'm listening to an autumnal favorite, The Moor by Laurie R. King, the 5th in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. That one doesn't really fit into any of my categories, so I will either use it for the Free space, or I'll just reserve it for the full list of categories that I've created. 

 

I do want to blackout my card, so I'm inclined not to embark on reading for categories that aren't on my card until I'm finished with my actual card. There are just so many fantastic squares that this is hard!