Posts Tagged: contemporary

TBR Review: Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown

TBR Review: Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown

April 15, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 10

Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown Series: The Cycle Path Mysteries #1 Genre: Mystery (cozy) Published by Berkley, 2014 E-book, purchased 288 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Mackinac Island is a peaceful summer resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. But after someone sends a prominent local on her final ride, it’s up to one resourceful visitor to get things running again… Hoping to shift her chances of a promotion in her favor, Evie Bloomfield heads to Mackinac Island to assist her boss’s father. Rudy Randolph has broken his leg and operating his bike shop, Rudy’s Rides, is too much to handle by himself. But Evie’s good turn… Read more »

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My favorite books read in 2014 . . .

My favorite books read in 2014 . . .

December 16, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I take part in when I can. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my own list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we talk about our top reads of 2014. The books I chose are either the beginnings of series or new authors (and some were in my favorite new author list from last week). My list (in no particular order): Redshirts by John Scalzi (science fiction)–John Scalzi is on of my favorite new authors for this… Read more »

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I need to read more than one book from these authors . . .

I need to read more than one book from these authors . . .

September 16, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 15

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I take part in occasionally. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with!   I’ve only read one book from these authors, but I really need to read more of their books (in no particular order & links are to Goodreads): 1. Kate Elliott–I read Cold Magic and loved it. Ms. Elliott has written quite a few books and I own at least one more by her. 2. Susanna Kearsley–I listened to The… Read more »

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Review: River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz

Review: River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz

August 6, 2014 2014, B, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews 8

River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz Series: None as far as I know Genre: Romantic Suspense Published by Putnam Adult, 2014 E-book, Library 336 pages Grade: B Synopsis: It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she’d been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party—by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing. Obviously Mason Fletcher—only a few years older but somehow a lot more of a grown-up—was the overprotective type who thought he had to come to her rescue. Now, returning after her aunt’s fatal… Read more »

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My summer reading list

My summer reading list

June 17, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 21

The Broke and the Bookish blog hosts Top Ten Tuesday. The books I’m excited about reading this summer–a mix of books published this summer and books I already own and want to read–more than just ten! New Books Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan (June 24) I read the first book (Sleigh Bells in the Snow) in this series around Christmas last year. Sarah Morgan is a favorite author of mine. Bloodshifted by Cassie Alexander (July 1) I finished the last book (Deadshifted) in this series about a month ago and am looking forward to this book since the last book ended in a cliffhanger. The Escape by Mary Balogh… Read more »

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My favorite books so far this year…

My favorite books so far this year…

June 10, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 15

I haven’t participated in a Top Ten Tuesday meme for quite a while. Several weeks I’ve meant to, but things have always come up! Anyway, this topic–Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This Year–is one I’ve been thinking about because I’ve read a lot of good books already! The Broke and the Bookish blog hosts Top Ten Tuesday. In no particular order… Caszandra by Andrea K. Host (science fiction/fantasy, Grade: A)–this was the first book I read this year and is the last book in the Touchstone series. I like this series very much. Pivot Point by Kasie West (young adult fantasy, Grade: B+)–this isn’t a perfect book (what is?!!),… Read more »

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Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Review: Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

May 29, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

  Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber Series: Perry & Gobi, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011 E-book, Library 192 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Ferris Bueller meets La Femme Nikita in this funny, action-packed young adult novel. It’s prom night—and Perry just wants to stick to his own plan and finally play a much-anticipated gig with his band in the Big Apple. But when his mother makes him take Gobija Zaksauskas—their quiet, geeky Lithuanian exchange student—to the prom, he never expects that his ordinary high school guy life will soon turn on its head. Perry finds that Gobi is on… Read more »

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TBR Review: The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

TBR Review: The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

May 21, 2014 2014, A, Audiobook Challenge, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 8

This TBR reading challenge is hosted by Wendy @ The Misadventures of Super Librarian. The review for this challenge is posted on the third Wednesday each month. This month the challenge is to read a book by an author with more than one book in my TBR pile! I have three or four books by Susanna Kearsley!   The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Series: Slains, Book 1 Genre: Historical Fiction Published by Allison & Busby, 2008 E-book, Purchased 544 pages Audio Length: 15:50 hours Grade: A Narration: A Synopsis: In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in… Read more »

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TBR Review: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

TBR Review: Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross

April 16, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 10

This is my TBR review for the month of April hosted by Wendy @ The Misadventures of Super Librarian. The review for this challenge is posted on the third Wednesday each month. Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross Series: Letters to Nowhere, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Published by Long Walk Press, 2013 E-book, Purchased 288 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Set in the tough world of Elite Gymnastics… I’ve gotten used to the dead parents face. I’ve gotten used to living with my gymnastics coach. I’ve even adjusted to sharing a bathroom with his way-too-hot son. Dealing with boys is not something that’s made it onto my list of… Read more »

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