A corner of white Jacklyn Morarity (LB) review
Throw out fifty things : clear the clutter, find your life Gail Blanke (LB) Yes , a book on decluttering – but in the approach taken by the author – there is a reason you aren’t getting rid of stuff and in the course of tossing 50 things – you learn why you aren’t throwing things out, and how to continue throwing things out. I liked it.
Masque of the Red Death Bethany Griffin (lb) well I was hoping to love it – but the creepy parts weren’t creepy enough. It went on a little long, and there are more books. Not bad, just not as good as I wanted it to be
Nine lives of Chloe King (LB) 3 books in one. A girl that is part cat or a cat person. The first one was – an introduction , if the second and thirdhadn’t been included I wouldn’t have gone looking. But they got much better.
finished through part 9 in gooseberry bluff and part 3 in Indexing
so 5 for june and 35 for the year
uncommon criminals Ally Carter (LB) ,perfect scoundrels Ally Carter (LB) Heist series , really fun
gooseberry bluff common ( part 6 )or maybe 7 (KS) I’ve lost track – you know I’m going to have to reread this from the beginning
witch way Heidi Hall (KB) ok . young woman finds she has witch powers she never knew about. Really just a beginning. I might have read more, but the author went on a tirade about not lending this book. So I haven’t bothered.
also known as Robin Benway (LB) Teen age spy from a spy family. Fun , I really like the ending.
Insurgent veronica Roth (LB) Excellent follow-up to Divergent. Lots of surprises.
Indexing Seanan McGuire (KS)OMG another serial , this one by the writer of Feed and Rosemary and Rue. It is a whole world of fairy tales – so once upon a time or Grimm fans might enjoy it. I was completely occupied by trying to figure out how the world worked.
7 books in May – 30 for the year
The Magic Circle Katherine Neville(my book) reread and I don’t know why dan brown style convoluted plot – she has better books.
Splendors and Glooms Laura Amy Schlitz (KLB) children’s book that creeped me out – oliver twistian world. Dirt, poverty,extreme wealthy. puppets. Truly evil villains that do horrible things to people and die horribly. Hard to put down , well written and made it hard to sleep .
Gooseberry Bluff community college – part 4 (KS) loving the book – finding the format frustrating — every time I get a new one just enough time has passed that I end up going back a few pages.
Rosemary and Rue Seanan Mcguire (LB) She wrote Feed, this is her first book. It has some first book flaws, but the first part of the book is a hard. emotionally hard. A gutsy place to start a book. The flaw- really she has to explain everything – all the different creatures of Fairie. I like it, but it does interfere with the flow. And I am very glad I have the second one home .
A local habitation Seanan McGuire (LB) Quite good, but a little more complex and move a little slower.
Gooseberry Bluff community college -part 5 (KS) Really I can wait til I have them all and just read them end to end. I know suspense novels end chapters on cliff hangers – but when you can’t go onto the next… I am really enjoying every minute of it, however.
Swordfights and lullabies Debra Greary (KB) which light morsel ( which means short story ) fun.
The Wonderful wizard of OZ L. Frank Baum (KB) Neve read it , so I did. Wierder than the movie. and I think even though it is slightly old fashion – the language would be accessible to most children.
Heist Society Ally Carter (KLB) What fun! Different than I expected , but very good. Kat Bishop – has escaped from her con artist family and become – a boarding school student. But she doesn’t get to stay out of that life for long…A really good con/heist novel.
8 in april 23 for the year
Fang Girl Helen Keeble ( LB) one of the funniest books I’ve read in a a long time – yes there is a link between vampires and ikea. review
Private James Patterson/maxine Paetro – (klb) Stiff . these two have done some of the women’s murder club books , but this one was – well the story lines were interesting, but I didn’t feel anything for the characters. – 1st book in a series about a private detective agency.
Bewitching You Viola Estrella (kb) paranormal romance, cute,overly complex. I kinda wish the romantic couple had learned to trust how they felt a little more by the end of the book , but it was a fun read
6 for November and 125 for the year – which is almost done
whispers under ground Ben aaronovitch ( KLB) Mystery /paranormal – really good – one of those books that shows you the disadvantage of a kindle . I have no idea why I chose to take this out , what it was about or what the cover looked like – so it was a complete surprise to me when I read it. magic, mystery london , london under , really good. and not the first book — so I got a little lost , but not too lost Need the other books by this author
The squad Killer Spirit Jennifer Lynn Barnes (LB) 2nd book in this series – fun
Guitar Notes Mary Amato (KLB) A Boy ,a girl . One a celloist , one a guitar player. one a perfect student, one is lost . The share a practice room on opposite days of the week and start exchanging notes. a story about the power of creating music
Last Wool and Testament: A haunted Yarnshop Mystery Molly MacRae (KB) cross between a cozy and a paranormal. Fun . liked the main character a lot, hoping to see more developement of some of the secondary characters in the second book.
4 for september
All the things I’ve done Gabrielle Zevin ya library book – very good Review
Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes ya library book Who knew a temporary tatoo could lead to danger?
Maximum security Robert Muchamore ya library book 3rd book in the Cherub series — ( kid spys in england) they don’t disappoint.
Social suicide Gemma Halliday ya library book mystery – fun series
the 8th confession james patterson (KLB) another in the women’s murder club, much better than the last
Sister rosamund lupton ( from a friend)murder mystery told form a very unique perspective
hearts blood (KB ) bad. urban fantasy
8th grade bites #1 Heather brewer (KLB) YA – 8th grader that is half vampire learns more about who and what he is
Working stiff Annelise ryan ( KLB) murder mystery ex nurse becomes deputy corner . Interesting my tery , but I am tired of the awkward middle age woman trope.
true blood bonnie lamer ( KL) YA A girl finds out she is a mixture of witch and Fairy blood and her life is in danger. good.
A bespoke murder (homefront mystery) ( KLL)Edward Marston Shops are burned , a man is murder and a girl is raped — two detectives from Scotland yard must figure them out.
Neverwhere neil Gamin (KB) long over due reread of London Under
two debra Geary rereads
14 books for august ( a couple were in july ) – that’s what plane rides and jet lag will do for you