The Glorious Train Wreck Mom

This is a safe space for all train wrecks. Except here, we don't give you a puppy and a latte. We give you sarcasm and humor.

Not going to lie. I love Talk Like a Pirate Day. It was more fun when I worked in child care. Now, if I answer the phone in my pirate voice, I’m pretty sure I’m getting pulled into HR. Oh well. In the spirit of the day, instead of binge watching “Pirates of the Caribbean,” I figured why not list some books to put us in a swash buckling mood.

As always, I will post a link where you can buy the book. If you use that link, I may earn a small commission. So, thank you.

I love fall. I love autumn. I love Halloween. Give me the pumpkins, the leaves, the cooler temperatures. I need the whole sitting on my porch, drinking coffee, wrapped up in a blanket, reading a book vibe. And for once, I’d like to look cute wearing a flannel shirt and boots and not like a lumberjack looking for their axe.

And because of my lumberjack esque look, I choose to be inside on my couch. And the fact that it’s still ninety five degrees outside and I make a fine mosquito buffet. But, you know what they say. Fake it till you make it. And that’s why I’m bringing you six more cozy mysteries to put you in a cozy fall mood.

Some of these are not the first in the series. And that’s ok. The good thing about cozies is each book is it’s own story. And most authors give a little backstory throughout the book into things like jobs, relationships, and previous cases. You won’t miss much and if you like the book enough, you could buy the series and start it from the beginning. If you click any of the links I post, I may earn a small commission so thank you.

Spooky season is getting closer. (I’m writing this while wearing my Halloween pajamas and drinking a pumpkin spice coffee.) And while I enjoy a good ghost story, Stephen King, or Grady Hendrix, I have fallen down the rabbit hole of true crime. With so many podcasts and YouTube channels out there (I’m looking at you Bailey Sarian and And That’s Why We Drink) it’s hard to stay away when the storytellers are so good. Sometimes, you need something a little longer than an hour. You need more detail, more facts about the crime, the victims, the killer, and the motive. So, lock your doors, get cozy, and check out this list of true crime to read this season.

So, I made the tragic mistake of turning to BookTok for book recommendations. I’m not that target audience. Don’t get me wrong. I did find “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue,” “We Were Liars,” and “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” on there. But for the most part, there is a lot of YA and that ain’t me, babe. I recently discovered Likewise. Likewise is a site/app that lets you find more of what you’re looking for based on what you’ve already enjoyed. Books, movies, TV shows, that sort of thing. And if you’re in a reading slump, it can suggest things for you to help you get back on the horse. Check out this week’s trending titles as listed by Likewise. I will post the link so you can buy the book if you’re interested. If you do use my links, I may earn a small commission. Thank you.

Welcome aboard, train wreck. I’m a big fan of free and cheap books. I’ll try to remember to post these weekly. Always check before purchasing. The prices are accurate at time of posting. These are for Kindle books only. No Kobo or Nook or paperbacks. If you use the links I post to purchase the book, I may earn a small commission. So, thank you.

The color of the leaves is changing as the season progresses. The temperature is becoming colder. But the biggest news is the influx of new titles coming to stores later this year. So, sit back. Grab a warm drink, a cozy blanket, and a fluffy friend (real or stuffed) and find your next read or listen with this list.

Now that autumn has arrived here (yes, I know it’s only September 4th and Labor Day is coming up but I’ve been ready for Fall since last winter. Anyway, it’s the perfect time to put away those beach books and cozy up with a few cozies, a nice warm blanket, a purring cat or canine …

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I love when a new batch of books comes out. I found a few. Most of these are later in the series. Which is ok in the cozy world. It’s totally OK to pick up a series in the middle. Who knows? You may find a new favorite. I’ve included some reviews on the books …

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I found this on Pinterest. It was created by I am a fan of coffee. And tea. And books. So this is perfect for me. Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans. The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard. Listen. Here’s the thing. I know I’m not the …

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