Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Boyfriends of Dorothy

Title: Boyfriends of Dorothy
Author: Wednesday Martin
Publisher: Amazon Original
ISBN: n/a

Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Short, fun memoir about Martin's coming-of-age as her boyfriends came out.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Under a Veil of Gods

Title: Under a Veil of Gods
Author: R. Anthony Giamusso
Publisher: Indigo
ISBN: 9781947727151
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Too many characters, too many leaps, too many genres, and a rather distasteful ending.

Rating: 1/5

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

When Katie Met Cassidy

Title: When Katie Met Cassidy
Author: Camille Perri
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: 9780525590767

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Fun coming-of-age and coming out story, but not very deep.

Rating: 4/5

Another Side of Paradise

Title: Another Side of Paradise
Author: Sally Koslow
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780062696762

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: This took a little getting into, and may have interested me more from the get-go if I knew who Sheilah Graham was.

Rating: 3/5

Mary B

Title: Mary B: An Untold Story of Pride and Prejudice
Author: Katherine J. Chen
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780399592218

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: The writing was very Austin-like, but it would have worked out so much nicer with an original love interest.

Rating: 3/5

The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington

Title: The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington
Author: James Ijames
Publisher: Dramatists
ISBN: 9780822238171

Why Read?: Scriptd

Thoughts: Very unique, absurdist script that really makes you think.

Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

You Me Everything

Title: You Me Everything
Author: Catherine Isaac
Publisher: Pamela Dorman
ISBN: 9780735224537
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I thought this would be an average British Chick Lit, but it was much deeper, and even a little sad.

Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The High Season

Title: The High Season
Author: Julie Blundell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780525524250

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Like any summer, this had a lot of highs and lows, but in the best way possible.

Rating: 4/5


Title: Sweat
Author: Lynn Nottage
Publisher: Dramatists
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3764-8

Why Read?: Scriptd

Thoughts: Not sure about the beginning and ending structure, but a solid story about the working class.

Rating: 3/5

A Handful of Happiness

Title: A Handful of Happiness: How a Prickly Creature Softened a Prickly Heart
Author: Massimo Vacchetta
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781635652642

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts:  A sweet memoir about starting a hedgehog rescue.  Every so often, though, something seemed a little lost in translation.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Stacking the Shelves: 9/30-10/6

For possible review (on Bookloons):
Watch You Burn by Amanda Searcy

LibraryThing Early Review:
Indebted by Charmayne Hafen

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Lumberjack

Title: The Lumberjack
Author: Erik Martin Willen
Publisher: Open Window
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Decent serial-killer, lost-in-the-woods horror, but it wanted some supernatural feel but the connections were missed.  Also, too many characters to keep straight.

Rating: 3/5