Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bluebird, Bluebird

Title: Bluebird, Bluebird
Author: Attica Locke
Publisher: Mulholland
ISBN: 978-0-316-36329-7
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Very interesting mystery combining race and family secrets.  Not sure if all the appropriate clues were really obvious, though.

Rating: 4/5

Stacking the Shelves: 11/12-11/18

For possible review (on Bookloons):
Be the Parent, Please by Naomi Schaefer Riley

First Reads from Goodreads:
Guilty Blood by Rick Acker
Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bubblegum Blonde

Title: Bubblegum Blonde
Author: Anna Snow
Publisher: Gemma Halliday
ISBN: n/a

Why Read?: Fresh Fiction

Thoughts: Great PI cozy, but the romance was rushed and thus awkward in the beginning.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mrs. Fletcher

Title: Mrs. Fletcher
Author: Tom Perrotta
Publisher: Simon Schuster
ISBN: 9781508232834
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Best described as a coming-of-middle-age novel  Odd yet compelling.

Rating: 4/5

Stacking the Shelves: 11/5-11/11

First Reads from Goodreads:
The Widening Gyre by Chuck Grossart
The Husband Hunter's Guide to London by Kate Moore
A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

LibraryThing Early Review:
Dead Sea Games by J. Whitworth Hazzard

Received in November's Scriptd:
Sunset Baby by Dominique Morisseau
Ironbound by Martyna Majok

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Beyond the Bright Sea

Title: Beyond the Bright Sea
Author: Lauren Wolk
Publisher: Dutton
ISBN: 9781101994856
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Wonderful historical fiction about some topics that are not normally discussed in modern MG novels.  The ending is exactly what is needed.

Rating: 5/5

The Curious Tale of Gabrielle

Title: The Curious Tale of Gabrielle
Author: Zachary Paul Chopchinski
Publisher: Createspace
ISBN: 9781523401987
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Great concept, but story was confusing and characters seemed too distant.

Rating: 2/5