Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dying Light

Title: Dying Light 
Author: Kory M. Shrum
Publisher:  self
ISBN: 9780991215898
Why Read?: Fresh Fiction

Thoughts: I've read the first book, but this is the fourth.  A lot must have happened between the two and it was not easy to jump right in and stay in.

Rating: 2/5

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 9/10-9/16

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Breathless by Tara Goedjen
Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

First Reads from Goodreads:
Second to None by Nancy Herkness
Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The End of Men

Title: The End of Men 
Author: Karen Rinaldi
Publisher:  Harper Perennial
ISBN: 978-0-06-256899-1
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: So many things about this book were confusing - the chronological jumping around between characters, the title, and the lack of depth.  This just made it feel very disjointed and flimsy.

Rating: 2/5

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hir

Title: Hir
Author: Taylor Mac
Publisher:  Dramatists
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3495-1
Why Read?: Scriptd

Thoughts: The playwright describes this as "absurd realism" and I cannot think of any better way to describe it as it is very absurd, but parts are also very human.

Rating: 4/5

The Explorers Club

Title: The Explorers Club
Author: Nell Benjamin
Publisher:  L.A. Theatre Works
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: This was fun and humorous, with all the standard farcical elements, but I think some of the visual humor was lost with the audio production.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 8/27-9/9

First Reads from Goodreads:
Rummage by Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa
The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover
Intervention Earth by Carolyn Burell
Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary

Received in September's Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss:
Love Me by Bronwen Evans
Bound Souls by N. D. Jones
The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne
A Momentary Marriage by Candace Camp
Seeking Sarah by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Chasing Secrets by Lynette Eason
Something Like Happy by Eva Woods

Received in September's Scriptd:
Hir by Taylor Mac
Luna Gale by Rebecca Gilman

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Hate U Give

Title: The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher:  Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 9780062677082
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: A very powerful and timely ya novel.

Rating: 4/5