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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!

School is most definitely winding down, which means way too many school events. Band concerts, awards banquets, more awards banquets, etc. Evenings are crazy. Weekends are just as bad. Calgon, take me away!


Blackout by Marc Elsberg The Radium Girls by Kate Moore Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

Marc Elsberg’s debut novel was a complete dud. Not only did I feel the story was less thrilling and more snoozing, but it did not weather the translation from German very well. Sentence structure was awkward, and the word choices were too simple to add anything to the story. I skimmed through the entire story in hopes it would get better. It did not. I did find it ironic though that just as I was finishing up reading it, there was the largest hacker attack to date that took out UK’s hospital system among others. I suppose that means I should have found the novel eerily prescient; instead, I found it boring and less exciting than real life.

Kate Moore’s expose on the Radium Girls was fantastic. What those women went through just to obtain justice is a crime, and their influence on current manufacturing practices and safety was astonishing. I highly recommend this one.

Joelle Charbonneau’s latest series starts out fairly well. I found it a bit too predictable, which always bothers me in novels. However, I managed to gobble it up in a day, so it didn’t bother me too much.


Burntown by Jennifer McMahon

I love Jennifer McMahon’s novels. I just know I am going to love this one.


End of Watch by Stephen King


Beartown by Frederik Backman

So, what are you reading?

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