Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: 7/13-7/19

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Fire Wish by Amber Lough
The Year of Chasing Dreams by Lurlene McDaniel
Visions by Kelley Armstrong
Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

First Reads from Goodreads:
Zandra's Journey by Darron Contryman

Requested from Paperback Swap:
Look What God Is Doing! by Dick Eastman

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: 7/6-7/12

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Graveyard Book Volume 1 by  Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell
Extremities by David Lubar

Won:
Variant by Robinson Wells
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Havoc by Jeff Sampson

Bought on Amazon:
The Chill of Night by James Hayman
Cold Sacrifice by Leigh Russell

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The False Prince

Title: The False Prince
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
ISBN: 978054577222
Why Read?: For Fun
Challenges: Audio Book, Free Reads, Author Alphabet, 100 Books in a Year

Thoughts:  While, as usual, I was able to pick out the twist almost from the start, I loved this.  The intrigue makes for a highly entertaining listen, and Sage's personality keeps the reader coming back.

Rating: 5 stars

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: 6/29-7/5

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini
Skin of the Wolf by Sam Cabot

Bought on Amazon:
Nothing Real Vol. 2 by Claire Needell

The Emperor's Soul

Title: The Emperor's Soul
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Tachyon
ISBN: 978-1-61696-092-6
Why Read?: Book Club
Challenges: Free Reads, 100 Books in a Year

Thoughts:  This is a perfect novella.  The characters are all complete, the story is well-paced, and the end is satisfying but really makes you think. 

Rating: 5 stars

Monday, June 30, 2014

Reading Challenges Update: June 2014

Here is where I stand with the challenges I have joined after the month of June (only challenges that I read books for this month are featured here):

Ebook (19/25)
18. The Road to Nyn by Brian G. Michaud
19. Running Through a Dark Place by Michael J. Bowler

Audio Book (10/25)
9. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
10. Enduring Courage by John F. Ross

Graphic Novels (8/12)
8. The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley

100 Books in a Year (59/100)
52. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
53. The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley
54. Clan Lord by Joel Babbitt
55. World War Z by Max Brooks
56. The Road to Nyn by Brian G. Michaud
57. Enduring Courage by John F. Ross
58. Running Through a Dark Place by Michael J. Bowler
59. Hexed by Michelle Krys

Historical Fiction (7/15)
7. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Dystopia (3/5)
3. World War Z by Max Brooks

British Book (6/12)
6. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Free Reads (23/30)
20. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
21. The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley
22. Clan Lord by Joel Babbitt
23. Enduring Courage by John F. Ross

Author Alphabet (15/26)
15. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Witches and Witchcraft (5/5) - COMPLETED!
5. Hexed by Michelle Krys

YA Mythology (6/12)
5. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
6. Running Through a Dark Place by Michael J. Bowler

Elsewhere Online: June 2014

As you know from my Stacking the Shelves posts, I review for two other websites (bookloons.com and bittenbybooks.com). As I cannot post my reviews there and here, but I would still like to count the books I read for the challenges, I am going to have a post like this at the end of the every month listing the books I reviewed and what challenges the went towards.

Title: Hexed
Author: Michelle Krys
Challenges: Witches and Witchcraft, 100 Books in a Year