We have to say, we’re seasonal readers and TV watchers. This time of year, give us all the mystery, thriller and horror. There are so many great books and series coming out this year, so we can’t wait to dive in. Have you read any of these books or watched these shows? Let us know.
1. Nothing More to Tell by Karen McManus
Nothing More to Tell follows Brynn, as she returns to a school for her senior year after she left in 8th grade. Four years ago, her favorite teacher was murdered at Saint Ambrose and now, Brynn is determined to learn what happened. Three students found the teacher and Brynn is certain they lied about what they saw.
2. The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova
The Confidence Game is a psychological analysis of why con artists are so successful. Konnikova breaks down what traits con artists have and why ordinary citizens fall for it. While this book was published before Anna Delvey became famous, it definitely helps readers understand why people believed her lies. The truth is: anyone can fall for a con.
3. The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
We started reading The Inheritance Games series last year and got hooked right away. The Final Gambit is the third and last book, which will determine Avery’s future as she’s set to inherit billions. But we know it won’t be easy and we can’t wait for all the twists.
4. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
If you’re like us, you grew up reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. We haven’t read these short stories in years, but we thought it was time to revisit an old favorite. This book is perfect for sharing with friends around a fire.
5. Five Survive by Holly Jackson
Five Survive comes out later this fall and we’re so ready for another dark murder mystery from Jackson. Set during spring break, this group of friends is in for a wild and deadly night when their RV breaks down.
6. Book of Night by Holly Black
Speaking of con artists, Book of Night is all about a low-level con artist named Charlie Hall, who is involved in the dangerous world of shadow trading. This dark fantasy mystery seems perfect for a night in under a warm blanket. We don’t know much about the book’s plot…we want to be surprised and learn about the strange world building when we start the book.
7. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
Finnegans Wake is supposed to be a complicated read and it’s been on Ben’s TBR for years. It ends and begins in the middle of a sentence. It’s time to see what all the hype is about and if this is book is as difficult to follow as advertised.
8. Accidentally Amy by Lynn Painter
Lynn Painter’s latest adult romance promises to be adorable and funny. Accidentally Amy follows Isabella, who grabs Amy’s drink at Starbucks because she’s running late for a new job. Who cares, right? It’s the same drink she paid for. Turns out that pretending to be Amy for a few minutes has some crazy consequences.
1. Are You Afraid of the Dark?
The new season of Are You Afraid of the Dark is here! It might be a show for kids, but this series is pretty dark and spooky. We recently started Ghost Island, which brings a group of teens to a mysterious island. The hotel they stay at has an urban legend about a room: everyone who has stayed in the room has gone missing. Will the Midnight Society figure out who is haunting the hotel?
2. Fate: The Winx Saga
Fate: The Winx Saga season two released earlier this month and we started it this week. This show got much darker in its sophomore year, giving the characters much more powerful enemies. We don’t know who Bloom can trust anymore.
Netflix advertised Echoes, which made us intrigued about the show where one twin goes missing. These two women traded places every year of their lives, but when one goes missing, it’s up to the other twin to play both roles.
4. Home Economics
Home Economics, one of the best recent sitcoms about three siblings of different socioeconomic status. The show is funny, heartfelt and easy to binge. Season three launched on ABC last week.
5. Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
So, like most Lord of the Rings fans, we have mixed feelings regarding the new series. While we love a good back story, it’s a little confusing to follow. Granted, we only just started so hopefully it gets better.
6. The School for Good and Evil
Releasing next month, The School for Good and Evil gives us major Once Upon a Time vibes. The dark take on an academy that trains both the heroes and the villains in fairytales has us excited.
7. Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin
While we don’t know too much about the series and there hasn’t been an official poster advertisement, we do know that it follows Bumper’s life after college as he continues his singing career in Germany. We can’t wait for the antics and the music!