Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Reading Roundup!

Here's what I've read since the last roundup:

I got this book for free from Amazon as part of my Amazon Prime membership. It was okay. I'd recommend it if you need a light, breezy read.
 I am hooked on this series. It has ghosts, and teens that fight them with rapiers and salt bombs, and a grumpy talking skull. What more do you need?
When I read historical romance, I require a unique premise, and this one delivered.

Now I'm caught up on this series, and I am DYING waiting for the next one to come out. Also, I 100% blame Leandra Wallace for getting me hooked on these books, and I love her for it.

I was inspired by this book to finally go through my belongings and stop feeling guilty for discarding things I don't love. Being a tidying consultant is now one of my dream jobs. Full disclosure, my husband did get tired of me telling him to thank his possessions for bringing him joy before throwing them away.
 I loved the first book in this series, and while I enjoyed this one, it didn't quite measure up and that made me a little sad. Would still recommend.

It is uncanny how well Lyndsay Faye copies Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's voice. If you like Sherlock Holmes short stories, you'll enjoy this, and if you don't, you won't. Plain and simple.

I am one of those people who are still mad that The Force Awakens was made instead of Timothy Zahn's original Thrawn trilogy. So yeah, this book did it for me. Thrawn is my favorite Star Wars villain of all time.
My daughter was having a hard time sleeping, so I checked this out from the Cloud Library and read it on my phone while trying to get her to go back to bed. Which made the sexy times a little awkward, TBH. But I love a good enemies-to-lovers, and this certainly delivered.

Our team was offered an ARC of this book as part of the blog tour, and as the only team member with a middle grade aged child, I got it. My son and I enjoyed reading this together, and he says he would recommend it to all of his friends. The vocab is a little advanced, so I read it out loud to him, but I'm hoping by the time the next book comes out he'll be able to read it on his own. For a full review, go here.
I haven't read Mansfield Park, but I'm a sucker for a retelling even if I'm not familiar with the original work. This was a delight, and I'd recommend it to any teen who likes theater or film--whether or not they like Jane Austen, too!

This was a reread for me because I needed a comfort read, and yes that means Agatha Christie, murder and all. This is one of my favorites.

What have you read and enjoyed lately?


  1. Yeees! Aren't they fantastic?! I can't wait for the last book this fall. Though I'm sad it's ending. =( But there's going to be all kinds of crazy twists and turns, I bet!


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