em>Eat, brains, love Jeff Hart (lb) YA A couple of high school seniors, become zombies and eat a bunch of their friends in the lunch room. But they have some of their own brains left so they escape the government agency that is out to kill /study /destroy zombies. ( that no one admits is real ) . One of the zombie hunters is a teen girl with mind reading abilities. and it gets complicated. and gross. and not great
Indexing - Sean Maguire ( KS) finished — Sooooo good. I read for stories – which I can’t define very well. But since this was a story about stories….Excellent – go get it.
The coldest girl in Coldtown / by Holly Black (LB) Holly Black writes edgy urban fantasy. There is nothing comfortable about her books. no happy endings. this one is her first vampire book — and it explores the current fascination and romanticism around vampires – with the reality of creatures that need blood and can live almost forever. There is room for more, but I hope there is never a direct sequel….
The tollgate Georgette Heyer (my book) needed lighter – an old favorite, but not quite as light as I remember. ( death , murder, robbery mixed with romance)
Gnomes on the Range Jennifer Zane (kb) romance /mystery light fun, despite the mystery being truly dangerous.
Curtsies & conspiracies / Gail Carriger (LB) 2nd in the finishing school steam punk series . Victorian era girls learning to be spies and assassins in a steampunk world
so that is 6 so 73 so far …
Money Run (LB) Jack Health ok. ya teen thieves
an Incomplete Witch debra Geary (KB) one more of my favorite witch stories
Cuckoo’s calling(LB)Robert Galbraith ( aka jk rowling) Excellent . detective novel. Very british in that the beginning is slow – and then suddenly your speeding along to the conclusion. really well done. and I was on the list before I knew who the author was – because I kept seeing copies of it for other people.
Kitty raises hell; Kitty’s house of horrors (klb)werewolf radio host – can’t get the next few at the library- what to do….
Shadows Robin McKinley Excellent. Magic has been banned – and doesn’t really exist. Forbidden magic, animals, friends, daring deeds and origami. fast paced and really good.
that is only 6. I think I read more, but didn’t write them down
I think that makes 67
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revenge of the radioactive lady Elizabeth Stuckey-French (LB) odd. It was compared to carl hiassin. no it is not. Some things are just not funny.It had quirky characters, but in the end it had a conclusion I just couldn’t buy.
12th of never James Patterson (KLB)fun. I know there were things I was supposed to get angsty about , but I didn’t.
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The Case of the Murderous Mermaid and Other Stories Andrew Macrae (KB) fun short stories, maybe too short
Kitty goes to Washington Carrie Vaughn (KLB) 2nd book in this series. I’ve waited a long time to find it and now I’ve read thru #5/ Werewolf with a midnight radio show. It stays creative and fun.
Kitty takes a holiday Carrie Vaughn (KLB)
kitty and the dead man’s hand (klb)
kitty and the silver bullet (klb)
the railway viaduct edward marston (klb) 3rd in this series – railroad detective in the early age of European railroads
two lies and a spy Kat Carson (lb ) Teen spy book. good, but way darker than I expected.
Towering Alex Finn (LB) Rapunzel retelling. very good.a little pat. and I keep wanting to call it tangled
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The temporary Wife Mary Balogh (KLB) fun short historical romance. The temporary Wife Mary Balogh (KLB) fun short historical romance.
Journal of Mina Harker ( Dracula spoof) ( kf) Chukran, Bobbi, Chukran, Bobbi A., Neal, B.A. Dracula with some modern words play format
From the ground up: food growers education in life, love, and the movement that… Nation (KLB) Jeanne Nolan. Really good Review here
The Stand Stephan King (KLB) Reread . Long book. this is one fo those books that I think has enough to it , that everytime I read it, my reaction to it change.
So 6 books in august – 50 for the year
I was reading a novel and the woman in the novel lies. Not because she is a spy in the civil war, not because it is not her story, but because she is ashamed. It is an historical romance , and what she did was considered disgraceful ,but the hero knows most of the story anyway. And it is going to come out. A first, I thought I was just being me . I like people to be more honest. However, in this case , it just feels like an overly -dramatic piece of action to what was a quiet drama of a marriage that was supposed to grow into a love match.
So there is a time when I would have finished it anyway. I can’t waste my time now. I used to think of romance novels as candy. Now, I want them to be gourmet candy. No time for bad candy, anymore.
Midnight Riot Ben Aaronovitch (KB) paranormal detective in london — this is the first in the series – ( I read the third first) excellent.
An artificial night Seanan McGuire (LB) third book in the rosemary and rue series. She really hits her stride with this one.
The elegant gathering of white snows Kris Radish (KlB) A bunch of women friends in Wisconsin decide to take a walk. A long walk. It gets a bit heavy-handed, but I enjoyed it.It resonates. Almost every woman I know has wanted to just walk away from her life at some point. Not because it is horrible , not because it is bad, but because.
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Au revoir, crazy European chick / by Joe Schreiber (KLB) review here. Fun.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore / Robin Sloan (LB)books store. geeks. codes. tales of treasure. What is not to love? And I really really like the ending.
Charm & strange / Stephanie Kuehn (LB)not my usual type of book, but well done. review
gooseberry bluff 12 – the end (KS)General view of serials. If I don’t know the author, I might not do it. Waiting two weeks for the next part means that my own brain does not keep the continuity flow. It helped that many of these episodes ended on a cliff hanger.