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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, 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. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

To say I am disappointed with yesterday’s NFC Championship game would be an understatement. However, the Packers had so many key players injured that I always felt they were playing on borrowed time anyway. I guess their time was finally up for the season. Now, they can all get healthy again.
How did everyone do during the 24-in-48 readathon?


Caraval by Stephanie Garber The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola

Stephanie Garber’s novel is getting a ton of attention right now and for good reason. Her story about a magical game is highly addictive. It is not a perfect novel – the characters are weak, the plot moves at a ridiculous pace, and there are more questions than answers – but I honestly did not care one bit and devoured it in one sitting. I even read this one while the Packers were playing, something that never, ever happens.

Some would call the J. P. Delaney novel a cat-and-mouse thriller. I am calling it the best kind of mindfuck. Two very different women, one exacting house, and one even more autocratic landlord – what unfolds is not something you can predict, nor would you want to do so. Watching the story unfold is half the fun in this new psychological thriller. I found myself wishing my lunch breaks were just a wee bit longer so I could squeeze in a few more pages.

Anna Mazzola’s debut novel is a fascinating glimpse into the unfairness of the criminal justice system of the pre-Victorian era. Based on a very real crime involving James Greenacre and Sarah Gale, Ms. Mazzola blends fiction with fact to bring the reader back to this dirty and harsh world.


The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy


The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

I’m making progress. More than halfway now!


The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

So, what are you reading?

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