I enjoyed listening to stories about faraway places so much that it became a kind of sickness.
Title: Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami
(It's a Murakami; what more do I need to say?"
The blind ghost returned in the spring, and with her more nightmares.
Title: The Visitor by Amanda Stevens
(This is the fourth book in Stevens' excellent Graveyard Queen series.)
Cedar had stared straight into the killing eyes of rabid wolves, hungry bears, and charging bull elk, but Mrs. Horace Small had them all topped.
Title: Dead Iron by Devon Monk
(I loved this steampunk fantasy set in the American West. Talk about a fun read!)
The first thing that happens is I unseal an envelope and Dad's death falls out onto the breakfast table.
Title: 13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt
(On his father's death, Luke Manchett inherits 8 powerful and frightening spirits; too bad he doesn't know how to control them. This is an entertaining YA novel and a perfect Halloween read.)
I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.
Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
(Since the movie is coming out soon, I thought it was time to reread this unique YA novel.)