September and October Wrap-Up || blog tours, thrillers, and ARCs!

Hi everyone! I try very hard to write wrap-ups every end of month, but since I’m also the Queen of Procrastination and Sporadic Posting, I decided that maybe every two months is more doable for me. So what did I read last September and October? Read on, babies!


The Gilded King (Sovereign #1) by Josie Jaffrey

It has been a LONG WHILE since I read a book with vampires in it so I took my chance with The Gilded King. Here’s my take about the book: Blog Tour + Book Review: The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey || promising, yet disappointing dystopian vampire story

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

This book hits HARD. Dear Martin puts almost everything on the table: racism, police brutality, discrimination, and social justice. Dear Martin made me feel a LOT of things; outrage and disbelief among other things.

It’s such a powerful and thought-provoking read.

Just In Case: twenty-one bite-sized stories by Laura McHale Holland

In need of an eerie short-story collection? Just In Case may just be the book for you! Check out my review: Blog Tour: Just in Case by Laura McHale Holland || weird, eerie, and surreal bite-sized stories

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Intense thriller! Best read on audiobook format. Check out my mini review here: Thriller Audiobooks I’ve Read Recently || Pam is a Scribd Hoe


Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Listened to the audiobook format and I did not regret that at all. The writing was so chilling and vivid! Check out my mini review here: Thriller Audiobooks I’ve Read Recently || Pam is a Scribd Hoe

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

Badass chaotic goddesses? F/F, POC, and disability rep? Unparalleled romance? Sea dolphins? Cannibals? NEED I SAY MORE? I joined Caffeine Book Tour‘s blog tour so check out my book review here: Blog Tour + Book Review: The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupecho || chaotic twin godesses I know live for

The Arrangement by Robyn Harding

Promising and intriguing thriller that tackles having a sugar daddy. Crazy good, but lacked delivery. Check out my mini review here: Thriller Audiobooks I’ve Read Recently || Pam is a Scribd Hoe

Moon-Sitting by Em Harding

I never thought about babysitting the moon or any heavenly bodies, so Moon-Sitting had a very interesting premise for me. Check out my full review here: ARC Book Review: Moon-Sitting by Em Harding || what could go wrong when you babysit the moon?

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Patriarchy, discrimination, and sexual abuse in the office have been and are still very rampant, no matter the industry. I really enjoyed seeing women backing each other up and fighting the same fight: bring down their oppressor. 

I gave this 3 stars though because it didn’t feel like a thriller book for me. I’m used to slow burns for thrillers, but I waited for jaw-dropping twists and reveals and just didn’t think it was executed as searing and jarring as I expected.

The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang

This beautifully diverse military fantasy novel is such a masterpiece! I still have no words to describe how good SoK is. It tackles a lot of issues like old-school traditions that are discriminating against women, political dynasty, and the costs of waging wars. The characters are so fantastically crafted and shelled out! The storytelling is unparalleled! I joined Afire Page‘s blog tour for SoK and will have my full review up here on my blog this coming November!

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7 thoughts on “September and October Wrap-Up || blog tours, thrillers, and ARCs!

    • Pam Who Cried Books says:

      I did! Which Riley Sager book would you recommend next, Kal?

      I’m actually looking into thrillers by authors of color though 😦 I love thrillers and would love to support more AOCs, but it’s kinda hard to look for blog posts/listicles about them. I’d appreciate a reco! πŸ˜€


  1. Veronika @ Wordy and Whimsical says:

    I really enjoyed My Lovely Wife and I loved Lock Every Door – anything Riley Sager has written so far impressed me and really stood out from all the thrillers I’ve read. I need to get to Dear Martin – it’s been on my tbr for ages, and I’ve heard amazing things about it. πŸ™‚

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