Thursday, February 4, 2016

5: After the Crash

After the Crash was on the New Fiction table at my library so I read it with no preview. It kept my attention the whole way through. The mystery of the girl was is really well done, with several twists that surprised me. There was one aspect of the story that I strongly disliked, but I can't talk about it without giving away too much. It wasn't enough that I wouldn't recommend the book, and I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.

Amazon description HERE.

3: Revival

My third book was Revival by Stephen King. It came with the same level of sex and swearing as any other King novel, but didn't feel gratuitous. (Full disclosure, I did skip over the sex scene.) It was just scary enough to make me tingle, but not scary enough to keep me up at night. The story takes place over many decades and watching the main character go through major stages of life was really interesting. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.

Amazon description HERE.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2: Stone and Spark:

My second book for 2016 was Stone and Spark: Book 1 in the Raleigh Harmon Mystery series. This was a Kindle freebie, and that promotion will certainly pay off for the publisher; I would definitely read more titles from Sibella Giorello. I loved the writing style and the dry humor of the protagonist. Her inner monologue is well developed and her snark is on point. I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads.

Amazon's story description HERE.

Monday, February 1, 2016

4: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

My friend Nancy recommended my 4th book to me, and I'm so glad she did. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry was a fantastic book, and my library carried the eBook so it was also free. If you truly love books, then a book about a bookseller who talks about books all the time is simply delicious. It has many beautiful and bittersweet moments, and the relationships are very raw and real. I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads.

Amazon description HERE.