Small Favor by Jim Butcher

With the end of June our 2017 reading year is officially half over! I’ve read 18 books so far, with piles stacking up everywhere for the TBR. PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge Full List No. 4 An audiobook Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt No. 10 cat on cover Abarat by Clive Barker No. 11 pseudonym The […]

Ash by Malinda Lo

Ash by Malinda Lo This book was really good, really fast, and surprisingly all-ages appropriate! (I just figured there'd be a sex scene somewhere in there, but no!) The great thing about reading a re-telling (like Cinder, Ash was a re-telling of the Cinderella story) is seeing how the individual author breathes new life into … Continue reading Ash by Malinda Lo

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Reading Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan is going to be tiring and distracting—because you won’t be able to put it down, and when you do, you won’t be able to stop thinking about it!! This book is absolutely fantastic. It’s a fast read, but that doesn’t detract at all from the … Continue reading Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

When a book is so bad…

You forget half the point of the post, which would be updating your crew on the read challenges! OOPS! Let's try this again. (If you missed my book review of this gem, check it out here.) The Destroyer #46: Next of Kin by Warren Murphy Reading Challenges Here we go for reading challenge updates: PopSugar 2017 reading … Continue reading When a book is so bad…

April, May reads in review

The diversity challenge for the month of April was "mental health," and though it took me a little into May to finish it, I'm counting it for April. I chose a book that had been recommended by many friends in my Facebook group for OCPD, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. The easiest oversimplication for OCPD I … Continue reading April, May reads in review

April Reads in Review

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher, Dresden Files Book 8 (for more on cover art: Vincent Chong, Subterranean Press) This series of books is terrific: the main character is quirky and fun, the writing is fast and funny, the books work as stand-alones and as a arching series. In addition to Jim Butcher's great writing, and the always amusing … Continue reading April Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

Allegiant by Veronica Roth This is the third and final book of the Divergent trilogy, and it is similar to its first two predecessors in being a thrilling, fast-paced read full of action and good, sparse writing. It took me a couple tries to jump back in, however, because the author does something in this book she … Continue reading March Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer This book, which I experienced via audiobook, led me in several directions. For the first full disk (1 of 8) I didn't like the writing style or the voice acting. I thought it was subpar, and I wasn't sure if the book would be worth my time to finish. Somewhere in the … Continue reading March Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

Insurgent by Veronica Roth is the second book of the trilogy which started with Divergent. This story continues to be gripping, fast-paced, unpredictable, and fresh. I hit a little bit of a lull at one point and I had to look at why: I don't like it when main character/love interests aren't getting along. So, … Continue reading March Reads in Review

March Reads in Review

The next book I finished was my audiobook of Dead Beat by Jim Butcher, book 7 in the Dresden Files series. These books may be structured in a formulaic way, but there are definitely plotlines getting more intense as the story arch progress, and the writing is HILARIOUS! I laugh out loud (yes I actually … Continue reading March Reads in Review