Saturday, August 31, 2019

Stacking the Shelves: 8/4-8/31

For possible review (on Bookloons):
American Royals by Katherine McGee

Hanover House by Brenda Novak

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Witch Elm

Title: The Witch Elem

Author: Tana French
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun
Thoughts:  French is very wordy, but somehow that really helped building this mystery.  The story is very atmospheric with a wonderful skew, but it lost me halfway through chapter 12.

Rating: 3/5

Monday, August 26, 2019

The Gone Dead

Title: The Gone Dead

Author: Chanelle Benz
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 9780062490698
Why Read?: For Fun
Thoughts:  Very atmospheric, but I would have enjoyed just a little more mystery.

Rating: 3/5

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens

Title: Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens

Author: Tanya Boteju
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN: 9781534430655
Why Read?: Early Review
Thoughts:  Great, empowering story, but too many loose ends at the end, and whatever happened to her dad?

Rating: 3/5

Friday, August 16, 2019

Chasing the Star Garden

Title: Chasing the Star Garden

Author: Melanie Karsak
Publisher: Clockpunk
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Early Review
Thoughts:  The mystery and archeological search where fun, but I could have done without the multiple affairs.

Rating: 3/5

A Penchant for Masquerades

Title: A Penchant for Masquerades

Author: Carolyn Martin
Publisher: Unsolicited
ISBN: 9781947021716
Why Read?: Early Review
Thoughts:  Some of these poems were rather witty, but most just made you think.

Rating: 3/5

A Stone in the Sea

Title: A Stone in the Sea

Author: A. L. Jackson
Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Fresh Fiction

Thoughts:  Typical bad-boy romance that was too slow in parts and too fast in others.

Rating: 2/5

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Witch of Portobello

Title: The Witch of Portobello
Author: Paul Coelho
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun
Thoughts:  It took me a little while to figure out this novel, but it had me fascinated by the end.

Rating: 3/5


Title: Rampage
Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: Amazon Originals
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun
Thoughts:  A timely look at a historical murder.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The Summer Before the War

Title: The Summer Before the War
Author: Helen Simonson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun
Thoughts:  This book runs the gamut of emotions but is still a delightful read.

Rating: 4/5