Friday Reads #21

Friday Reads #21

Finished: A Perilous Undertaking(Veronica Speedwell #2) — Deanna Raybourn — 3.75* (Oct 9) I loved the first book in this series so much that the second installment was destined to fall short of my expectations. The story was still very enjoyable and the main...

Friday Reads #20

Friday Reads #20

Finished: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told — Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman—3.5* (Sept 15) (This book was a September read but I finished it after I completed my last Friday Reads post so here’s the review) This is the first audiobook I’ve ever listened to...

September Reading Wrap-Up

September Reading Wrap-Up

September goal: I'm setting a goal of 3 books for September—and planning for Poe-tober! What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald 4.5* (Sept 1)Review A Curious Beginning – Deanna Raybourn 4.75* (Sept...

Friday Reads #19

Friday Reads #19

Finished: A Curious Beginning – Deanna Raybourn 4.75* (Sept 9) Sometimes impulse buys work out, sometimes they don't. In this case, beautiful cover art, enthusiastic reviews, and the price (<$1) paid off many times over.Veronica Speedwell is a fascinating...

Friday Reads #18

Friday Reads #18

Finished: (Don't) Call Me Crazy – Kelly Jensen –3* (Aug 30) (This is actually an August book, but I finished it after I completed my last Friday Reads post) I bought this on impulse and I’m not sure what I was expecting. It was a worthwhile read if only to extend my...

August Reading Wrap-Up

August Reading Wrap-Up

August goal: I've finished a book I started in late July, so I'm going to set a goal of 3 total. I want one of those to be some sort of collection/anthology. I still have a lot of editing to finish over the next couple of weeks so I don't want to be too ambitious....

Friday Reads #17

Friday Reads #17

Finished: The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle - Stuart Turton - 3.5* (Aug 29) "Gosford Park" meets "Groundhog Day" by way of Agatha Christie – the most inventive story you'll read this year. I’m not entirely sure how to rate this book. I have such mixed feelings about...

Friday Reads #16

Friday Reads #16

Finished: Nada. Unless you want to count the 105k-word novel I finished editing, which I do since I've read it 3 times (and will be reading it again once the author goes through my edits). 9/3 Update: I realized I DID finish a short book this week and somehow...

Friday Reads #15

Friday Reads #15

Finished: She's Not There – PJ Parrish – 2.5* (Aug 2) Entertaining but not life-changing. The mystery was interesting but nothing felt very original. Buchanon was a great character among a cast of many who weren't particularly compelling. I enjoyed reading it, but...

July Reading Wrap-Up

July Reading Wrap-Up

July goal: I'm about 50% through June's short story collection and I have a couple of long solo flights coming up so I'm shooting for 5 books in July. Wow, did I ever go about that the wrong way! I read exactly 5 pages on my flights. What I read: (Link to my Goodreads...

Friday Reads #14

Friday Reads #14

Finished: The Doll – Daphne du Maurier - 4* (July 20) I feel like a broken record when it comes to short stories, but this collection was less uneven than some others I've read. A few of the stories were misses for me, including the title story, "The Doll." But some...

June Reading Wrap-Up

June Reading Wrap-Up

June goal: For June, I'll set another goal of 4 books. What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge) About Grace Anthony Doerr 3.5* (June 9)Review Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng4.5* (June 19)Review Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Gail...

Friday Reads #13

Friday Reads #13

Finished: Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng - 4.5* (June 19) Strong 4.5. Beautifully written, complex characters and stories. The ending left me wanting a bit more, otherwise it would’ve been 5. While I didn't always agree with the characters' actions, I feel that...

Friday Reads #12

Friday Reads #12

Finished: About Grace - Anthony Doerr - 3.5* (June 9) Anthony Doerr impressed me with his beautiful writing in "All The Light We Cannot See," and I bought this book without even reading the summary based on the strength of that book. "About Grace" was off to a very...

May Reading Wrap-Up

May Reading Wrap-Up

May goal: For May, I'll set a goal of 4 books. What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge) Once Upon a River Diane Setterfield3.5* (May 19)Review If Cats Disappeared from the World Genki Kawamura3.5* (May 27)Review The Bloody Chamber and Other...

Friday Reads #11

Friday Reads #11

Speed-reading to meet my monthly goal (spoiler alert!). Finished: If Cats Disappeared from the World - Genki Kawamura - 3.5* (May 27) I feel like this book may have suffered from poor translation. What could've been a very touching story instead felt clunky. The...

Friday Reads #10

Friday Reads #10

My posting hasn't exactly been regular, huh? I'd probably be around #20 if I'd posted every Friday. Finished: Once Upon a River - Diane Setterfield - 3.5* (May 19) The book was meandering, like the river central to its tales. With so many characters, it was often hard...

April Reading Wrap-Up

April Reading Wrap-Up

As I sit down to write this, I have no idea where I ended up. I know I didn't write many Friday Reads posts, so let's find out how I did! April goal: April's reading goal is 4 books, including another essay/short story collection. What I read: (Link to my...

Share