It’s Monday, September 22nd! What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila from Book Journey, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind.

Finished Last Week:

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Currently Reading:

Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

Currently Listening:

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Up Next:

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley A Sudden Light by Garth Stein Winterspell by Claire Legrand The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory

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Book Review – Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Title: Broken Monsters Author: Lauren Beukes ISBN: 9780316216821 No. of Pages: 448 Genre: Thriller Origins: Mulholland Books Release Date: 16 September 2014 Bottom Line: Intense but doesn’t quite mesh Synopsis: “Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit’s standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together….

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Book Review – The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien

Title: The Vault of Dreamers Author: Caragh M. O’Brien ISBN: 9781596439382 No. of Pages: 432 Genre: Young Adult; Science Fiction Origins: Roaring Book Press Release Date: 16 September 2014 Bottom Line: Skip it; too frustrating Synopsis: “The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment…

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Book Review – Jackaby by William Ritter

Jackaby by William Ritter

Title: Jackaby Author: William Ritter ISBN: 978-1-61620-353-5 No. of Pages: 304 Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy Origins: Algonquin Young Readers Release Date: 16 September 2014 Bottom Line: Fun Synopsis: “Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a…

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Book Review – Blackbird by Anna Carey

Blackbird by Anna Carey

Title: Blackbird Author: Anna Carey ISBN: 9780062299734 No. of Pages: 256 Genre: Young Adult; Suspense Origins: HarperTeen Release Date: 16 September 2014 Bottom Line: Meh Synopsis: “You don’t know who you are. But they do. You wake up on the subway tracks in Los Angeles with no memory of who you are. A backpack is…

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It’s Monday, September 15th! What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila from Book Journey, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Finished Last Week: Currently Reading: Currently Listening: Up Next:          What are you reading?

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The Sunday Salon – September 14th Edition

The Sunday Salon

Happy Sunday! I’m keeping this short and sweet this week partly because there isn’t much to share and partly because I imagine people are busy enjoying the beautiful weather and/or football. The first full week of school went well. Connor still needs to learn time management because his bedtimes got a little late as he…

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Book Review – Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer

Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer

Title: Five Days Left Author: Julie Lawson Timmer ISBN: 9780399167348 No. of Pages: 352 Genre: Fiction Origins: Amy Einhorn Books Release Date: 9 September 2014 Bottom Line: Stunning Synopsis: “Mara Nichols is a successful lawyer, devoted wife, and adoptive mother who has received a life-shattering diagnosis. Scott Coffman, a middle school teacher, has been fostering an…

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Book Review – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Title: Station Eleven Author: Emily St. John Mandel ISBN: 978-0-385-35330-4 No. of Pages: 352 Genre: Science Fiction Origins: Knopf Doubleday Release Date: 9 September 2014 Bottom Line: Perfectly fine story but left me feeling flat Synopsis: “An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story…

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Book Review – Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

Title: Falling Into Place Author: Amy Zhang ISBN: 9780062295040 No. of Pages: 304 Genre: Young Adult; Fiction Origins: Greenwillow Books Release Date: 9 September 2014 Bottom Line: There are not enough adjectives to describe how amazing this book is. Synopsis: “‘On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion…

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