Category Archives: Books Read in 2016

Everything You Want Me to Be – A lesson in what not to do

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

Genre: Fiction; Suspense Publication Date: 3 January 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to…

History of Wolves – Don’t let the title fool you

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

Genre: Literary Fiction Publication Date: 3 January 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: One of the most daring literary debuts of the season, History of Wolves is a profound and propulsive novel from an urgent, new voice in American fiction. Teenage Linda lives with her parents in the austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned…

We Are…Difficult Women

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Genre: Fiction; Short Stories Publication Date: 3 January 2017 Source: Publisher via NetGalley Synopsis from the Publisher: “Award-winning author and livewire talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with the widely acclaimed novel An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection…

Traveling the World Through Books – 2016 Edition

Every book is a journey – someone wiser than me said it first but it remains true nonetheless. Part of the year-end reflection is looking back to see where in the world my books have taken me this year. I always strive for reaching every continent, and while I did not get to Antarctica this…

First Lines in 2016

Authors and readers know that the first line of any novel is important. I started keeping track of the first lines of each book I read as a way to remember each novel and to highlight just how fantastic some of these first lines really are. Here is what made up my list in 2016….

Books Read in 2016

It’s been a good year for reading. I read more than I thought I would, but more importantly, I relished slightly longer books than I have in past years. I can never rank my books – mostly because that takes more time than I am willing to devote and because it honestly changes from minute…

Book Review – You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

Title: You Will Know Me Author: Megan Abbott ISBN: 9780316231077 No. of Pages: 352 Genre: Mystery Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 26 July 2016 Synopsis: “How far will you go to achieve a dream? That’s the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics…

Book Review – All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Title: All the Missing Girls Author: Megan Miranda ISBN: 9781501107962 No. of Pages: 384 Genre: Mystery Origins: Simon & Schuster Release Date: 28 June 2016 Synopsis: “It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose…

Book Review – Island of Glass by Nora Roberts

Island of Glass by Nora Roberts

Title: Island of Glass Author: Nora Roberts ISBN: 9780425280126 No. of Pages: 352 Genre: Romance; Fantasy Origins: Mine. All mine. Release Date: 6 December 2016 Synopsis: “As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his…

Book Review – How Will I Know You? by Jessica Treadway

How Will I Know You? by Jessica Treadway

Title: How Will I Know You? Author: Jessica Treadway ISBN: 9781455554119 No. of Pages: 416 Genre: Fiction Origins: Grand Central Publishing Release Date: 6 December 2016 Synopsis: “On a cold December day in northern upstate New York, the body of high school senior Joy Enright is discovered in the woods at the edge of a…