Here’s something I’ve never done before … mini reviews.
I still have no blogging mojo. In fact, I’m typing this up quickly while my daughter
screams fusses in her crib after only a 20 minute nap – momma needs more nap than that, darling!
So while I have little to no blogging mojo, I have been reading a bit. And I need to get these thoughts down before I forget everything.
So without further ado…..
Title: Fates and Furies
Author: Lauren Groff
Read: Oct. 10-30, 2015
Source: Book of the Month Club
Thoughts: This was my very first selection from the Book of the Month Club. To say that it was a disappointment would be the understatement of the year. To be completely honest, none of the October books really caught my eye, this one was just the one that seemed like it would be the most enjoyable for me. Oh how wrong I was on that! I struggled through this one. For 3 freaking weeks. I still don’t know why I bothered to finish it. I did not like it in the least. I can’t in good faith recommend this book, but hey, I’m sure someone out there would enjoy it … just not me.
Title: Private Berlin
Author: James Patterson & Mark Sullivan
Read: Nov. 7-10, 2015
Thoughts: I knew I had to have something fast paced after coming off of Fates and Furies, so of course I picked up a James Patterson book. Overall, I enjoyed this one relatively well. I think I prefer the Private books where Jack Morgan plays more of a role, but this one was still interesting. I can almost always rely on Mr. Patterson for a quick and enjoyable read, this one does not fail on that part. Recommended for sure.
Title: The Alpine Advocate
Author: Mary Daheim
Read: Nov. 11-18, 2015
Thoughts: What a cute little first in a series. Cozy mysteries are not usually my cup of tea, but for some reason this one really caught my eye and was an impulse order on Paperbackswap. I think a lot of the draw for me was the journalist/newspaper aspect of the storyline – I originally declared print journalism as my major in college. Anyway, like I said this was a cute little book. It kept my interest throughout. And I had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed at the end – I had missed all of the clues laid throughout the book. I am definitely looking forward to continuing this series in the future and would definitely recommend it!
2 thoughts on “3 Mini Reviews”
Oh, my! I know if you struggle for 3 weeks with a book, it must be something to avoid. Glad you enjoyed the other two. Good reviews! 🙂
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I’ve been wanting to try the Mary Daheim series! This year I’ve read more cozy mysteries compared to years past and I’ve really enjoyed finding all of these new to me series. I’m adding this one to my TBR list- sounds great!