Friday, October 28, 2022

Summer on the Bluffs


Title: Summer on the Bluffs

Author: Sunny Hostin

Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  Heftier than a normal beach read, but still a wonderful novel for and of summer.
Rating: 4/5

Thursday, October 27, 2022

The Halloween Tree


Title: The Halloween Tree

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 9780553258233
Thoughts:  I like Bradbury and there is a reason he is a master, but I think what he was trying with this story fell flat.
Rating: 3/5



Title: Geekerella

Author: Ashley Poston

Publisher: Quirk
ISBN: 9781594749476
Thoughts:  Very fun Cinderella retelling set against the backdrop of sci-fi fandom.
Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The Beginning


Title: The Beginning

Author: Ranay James

Publisher: self
ISBN: 9781311668424
Thoughts:  Not a bad story, but the structure was wonky with a pivotal character not being introduces until Part 2, and an even more important plot point not even touch upon until the final third.
Rating: 3/5

Saturday, October 22, 2022

One Crazy Summer


Title: One Crazy Summer

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia

Publisher: Recorded Books
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  A middle-grade historical fiction that is not afraid of tough family issues.
Rating: 4/5

Stacking the Shelves: 10/2-22

LibraryThing Early Review:
Leigh Howard and the Ghosts of Simmons-Pierce Manor by Shawn M. Warner

Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Family Remains


Title: The Family Remains

Author: Lisa Jewell

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
ISBN: 9781797139050
Thoughts:  This sequel to The Family Upstairs is just as dark but not quite as twisty.
Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The Queer Principles of Kit Webb


Title: The Queer Principles of Kit Webb

Author: Cat Sebastian

Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 9780063026216
Thoughts:  Fun and engaging LGBTQ historical romance, even if some of the premise was a little convoluted.
Rating: 4/5

Thursday, October 13, 2022



Title: Whereabouts

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Penguin Random House
ISBN: 9780593393277
Thoughts:  Pleasant, slice of life novel, but not one that will stick with me.
Rating: 3/5

The Scare School


Title: The Scare School

Author: R. L. Stine, Nichole Matthews, & Kelly Matthews

Publisher: KaBOOM!
ISBN: 9781684154166
Thoughts:  A little more sci-fi than most of Stine's work, but still a great twist at the end.
Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

The Castle

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Title: The Castle

Author: Anne Montgomery

Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  A decent suspense dealing with a difficult topic, and little magical realism.
Rating: 3/5

Great Circle

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Title: Great Circle

Author: Maggie Shipstead

Publisher: Penguin Audio
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  Parts of this were very interesting but most went on to long, and some did not even feel needed.
Rating: 3/5

Monday, October 10, 2022

The Lying Season


Title: The Lying Season

Author: Heather Christie

Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  So much of this story was too unrealistic - from the premise to a lot of the character's behaviors - which made it very hard to get drawn in.
Rating: 2/5

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Dare to Know


Title: Dare to Know

Author: James Kennedy

Publisher: Quirk
ISBN: 978168369207
Thoughts:  The beginning in a little slow, but it quickly progresses into a fast-paced bizzaro sci-fi that can't be put down.
Rating: 4/5