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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. Here is what I read the week ending 23 April 2018. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

One more weekend of competition. One more weekend. I can do this.


The Balcony by Jane Delury  Glimpse by Jonathan Maberry

The Jane Delury novel is one that reads like a collection of short stories that are loosely tied together. Having read similarly structured novels in the past, they tend to be something I enjoy, but I will admit to struggling with Ms. Delury’s version. Part of the fun is figuring out just how these stories connect, outside of the fact that they all at least partially occur on the same estate in France. Unfortunately, remembering the wide cast of characters and unraveling the threads that tie them is quite challenging especially because the stories are not chronologically linear. Even worse, some stories jump back and forth through time in the story itself. I found myself scrambling to remember characters that were introduced a few short stories prior and questioned more than once what the point was of the collection. I still have no answer to the latter, making this a disappointment and one I wish I had ended up DNFing after all.

Jonathan Maberry’s newest novel is being touted as a thriller, but I am here to say it is not a thriller. It lands firmly on the side of horror, and it is creepy af. Intense too. As well as depressing and surprisingly philosophical. I can’t say I enjoyed it as much as I expected or as I had hoped, but I will have to dwell on it for a few days for my final assessment.


It was close with the Jane Delury book, but I held strong.


Dread Nation by Justina Ireland


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle


April Review Copies:

At least I finished the March review copies before May. I need two good readathons here to catch up, I fear.

Wonderblood by Julia Whicker How To Be Safe by Tom McAllister The Oracle Year by Charles Soule School for Psychics by K. C. Archer The New Neighbors by Simon Lelic Circe by Madeline Miller The Soul of a Thief by Steven Hartov The Elizas by Sara Shepard The Little Clan by Iris Martin Cohen The Only Story by Julian Barnes Head On by John Scalzi The Complication by Suzanne Young

So, what are you reading?

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