Monday, November 25, 2019

They All Fall Down

Title: They All Fall Down

Author: Rachel Howzell Hall
Publisher: Forge
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: A modern And Then There Were None, but without Christie's master mystery-weaving.

Rating: 2/5

The Lager Queen of Minnesota

Title: The Lager Queen of Minnesota
Author: Pamela Dormann
Publisher: Tantor
ISBN: 978399563058
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Charming story that truly is about what leads three women to the final moments.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

An Invisible Thread

Title: An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

Author: Laura Schroff & Alex Treseniowki
Publisher: Tantor
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Wonderfully uplifting true story.

Rating: 5/5

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel

Author: Harper Lee & Fred Fordham
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780062798183
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Even though I have read the original, watched the movie, and seen the play multiple times, this graphic adaptation helped to bring out some of the finer points of the story.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Three Women

Title: Three Women
Author: Lisa Taddeo
Publisher: Avid Reader
ISBN: 9781451642292
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I have never read a work of non-fiction that has read so much like fiction - highly engaging even if the premise is a little hard to explain.

Rating: 4/5

The Woman in the Strongbox

Title: The Woman in the Strongbox
Author: Maureen O'Hagan
Publisher: Amazon Orignals
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I know this was true crime, but there were still way too many unanswered questions at the end.

Rating: 2/5

The Family Upstairs

Title: The Family Upstairs
Author: Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Good atmospheric mystery with lots of twists.

Rating: 4/5

Stacking the Shelves: 11/10-11/16

Swapped for on My Subscription Addiction:
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
The Architect of Song by A.G. Howard

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Title: Mine

Author: Courtney Cole
Publisher: Gallery
ISBN: 9781501184543
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I did not like either of these women and thought they both went too far, and the ending was rather unsatisfying for that level of crazy.

Rating: 2/5

How to Forget

Title: How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir

Author: Kate Mulgrew
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 9780062846815
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Mulgrew looks at her life with her father and then her mother in this intimate memoir.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Pimp My Airship

Title: Pimp My Airship
Author: Maurice Broaddus
Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: I could see the idea that Broaddus was trying to convey in this steampunk novel, but it was a little long and convoluted.

Rating: 2/5

Stacking the Shelves: 10/27-11/9

LibraryThing Early Review:
Virtual Velocity by Anthony Mora

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Dutch House

Title: The Dutch House

Author: Ann Pachett
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Beautiful and engaging story, but it felt like it was missing a reason for being.

Rating: 4/5

Friday, November 1, 2019

Daisy Jones & the Six

Title: Daisy Jones & the Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Listening to the full-cast audio book of this was like listening to a serious version of This Is Spinal Tap.

Rating: 3/5