The magicians : a novel Lev Grossman
Sorry -not great. it took a long time to get started. not magical. not a grown up harry potter. but I might read the second one, because I was promised it gets better.
Parasite Mira Grant
Symbiont Mira Grant
I was going to explain – but it is easier to say she has an amazing story telling ability – In the midst of a big giant world changing event – she is still telling the story of individuals -that would be interesting even without the disaster. Book 3 comes out November 24th.
The darkest part of the forest / by Holly Black
I love Holly Black. Dark fairy tales are her specialty. In this book, there is a town that is on the border of a forest where fairy tales are real – all parts of them. There is even a glass coffin with a prince in it. The relationship between the town and forest has been balanced, but suddenly more of the evil side has visible. Then then coffin breaks…
The story of Owen : dragon slayer of Trondheim E. K. Johnston
Excellent. Way better than I expected. Current time period – but with added dragons.
pretty sure I read a few more books, but I just don’t remember ….
The agency 1 : a spy in the house y.s. lee
From afar a science fiction mystery john russell fearn –
In the woods Tara French — good, but not the ending we wanted
The edge of the earth Christina Schwarz woman who goes to live with her husband in a light house in Monterey – not a happy book but good
The drop Michael Connelly police procedural
Dragonhaven Robin Mckinley Really good – felt very real for a fantasy novels
No Safety in Numbers Dayna Lorentz one Saturday everyone gets quarantined in a mall
Last year was the first year I didn’t list the books I’ve read since 1998. There were two reasons for this . One, I was getting annoyed when I fell behind and I wasn’t sure if I remembered everything. Two, I was getting competitive with myself over the numbers. I was worried about not making better numbers than the year before. Crazycakes. So last year, I listed nothing; but i am going to list again. I can’t remember enough of what I read off the top of my head. I know the Maisie Dobbs series was one I started this year . ( really good ) And I finished the Agent Pendergast series. I also know I read Devil in the White City – which lead me to read more non-fiction, most notably a book about Nellie Bly’s journey around the world.
The plan for this year is to start listing again , but not worry ( too much ) about numbers or 100% accuracy. and without further ado – the first two book of 2015.
Both of these books were found as I reviewed the Teen section at the Library.
Dead reckoning Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill As a team , these authors have done a lot of urban fantasy. this one is zombies and steampunk in the old west – just after the civil war. fun
Rock ‘n’ roll in locker seventeen Shannon Brown This one is about a boy that has an obsession about a rock and roll star that vanished in 1964. So far it has been fun, and not too over the top in any way. Our main character seems like any teenager trying to find his way. – looking forward to finishing this at dinner
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.
The Prophet ( graveyard Queen) Amanda Stevens (klb) 3rd in the series – not a great place to start – gothic,ghosts, New Orleans, mystery. It was good, but starting in the middle wasn’t wonderful. not sure if I will go back and read the first ones. this is becoming an annoying problem – I need a blurb at the beginning of each ebook – so I don’t read in the middle of the series first.
Rex Libris James Turner (lb) Graphic Novel. our square jawed , square-bodied librarian take on ignorance and darkness while tracking down overdue library books all over the universe. Fun
Battlefield J. F. Jenkins (KLB) YA 3 unlikely teens have powers that help them fight a battle among aliens that have chosen earth as their next battlefield. compelling ,interesting characters, enough well placed twist – most of which I’ve seen coming. some stiff dialog – but mostly between the aliens – so maybe it is on purpose.
10th anniversary Jame Patterson ( lb) 10th in the women’s murder club. quite enjoyable. and once I started reading it – it made no difference that it was a real book rather than a kindle format – I just have to remember to bring it back.
control J. F. Jenkins(KB) 2nd in the series. I had to buy this one because it was not in kindle format at the library (?!) . Good, but I’m not ready to look for the third in the series ( which might not exsist yet)
The Melancholy of Haruchi Suzumiya Nagaru Tanigawa(lb) YA not sure I can explain this one . Told from the view of a 15 yr old boy ( which is important) . really fun. very bizzare,and parts of it I found highly offensive but that sort of gets explained so I can deal with it. Sort of. !st in a series
6 so far for October
Bedding Lord Ned Sally Mackenize kindle library good romance
the duchess of love Sally Mckenzie kindle library book good romance prequel to the one above
To love a witch Debora Geary more happy witch family – short book –
President Jock , vice president Geek Scott william carter Free Kindle YA Geek girl and Jock boy get together to improve chances of getting into college, but a lot more happens
Hollowland Amanda Hoking kindle free – Zombie – quite good , had some of the clichés, but slid quickly through them, good enough that i instantly bought the next book Hollowmen Amanda Hoking
the Gift James Patterson library book – good part two, but I wasn’t sure until about halfway through
Murder half baked Kathleen Delaney kindle free good mystery
8 so far for July 85 for the year