Book of the Month (BOTM)

August/September Book of the Month & Update

Hey Guys!

I know I am a little late, but I wasn’t going to leave y’all hanging!!

So for my August BOTM I decided to grab The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias.

Buried in debt due to his young daughter’s illness, his marriage at the brink, Mario reluctantly takes a job as a hitman, surprising himself with his proclivity for violence. After tragedy destroys the life he knew, Mario agrees to one final job: hijack a cartel’s cash shipment before it reaches Mexico.
Along with an old friend and a cartel-insider named Juanca, Mario sets off on the near-suicidal mission, which will leave him with either a cool $200,000 or a bullet in the skull. But the path to reward or ruin is never as straight as it seems. As the three complicated men travel through the endless landscape of Texas, across the border and back, their hidden motivations are laid bare alongside nightmarish encounters that defy explanation. One thing is certain: even if Mario makes it out alive, he won’t return the same.

Honestly, when it came to picking the book for August, I wasn’t sure what to grab. This book stood out the most with the title and the cover and seemed to catch my attention the most with the description. This book also came with a mini companion book to help with translating phrases and word in a different language.

For my September BOTM, I decided to grab Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Rayburn.

Older women often feel invisible, but sometimes that’s their secret weapon.
Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. Now their talents are considered old-school and no one appreciates what they have to offer in an age that relies more on technology than people skills.
When the foursome is sent on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of their own. Only the Board, the top-level members of the Museum, can order the termination of field agents, and the women realize they’ve been marked for death.
Now to get out alive they have to turn against their own organization, relying on experience and each other to get the job done, knowing that working together is the secret to their survival. They’re about to teach the Board what it really means to be a woman—and a killer—of a certain age.

I also had a hard time choosing for September as well, but this is the book that stood out to me the most. I’ve been wanting to dive more into thrillers, horrors, etc. So this book seemed fitting for that.

UPDATE: Speaking of diving into more thrillers and horrors. I decided to do something similar to a Blogtober for the month of October. I’ve decided to read a review nothing but thrillers, horrors, mysteries, true crime, etc. I figured this would be something perfect for the month and also, I figured this would help keep me on track with my reading. My focus has been to dive more into these genres, so this will definitely help!


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