A review of all the books I read in the month of February. Continue reading
A review of all the books I read in the month of January. Continue reading
A review of all the books I read in the month of December. Continue reading
I recently finished Kristin Blake’s new book 40 Ways to Travel Better: Your Complete Guide to Maximize Time, Money, and Energy.
Today I thought I would share an amazing experience I had with all of you: As a Mogul President for Colorado State University, I was given the opportunity of receiving an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) of Johanna Hartford’s debut novel, The Ivory Rite, before it came out on September 26! I was able to read it and post my review for you all and talk to the author personally, which is something I never imagined being able to do in a million years. I strongly urge you to read my review below and check out this novel for yourself, because it confronts big picture issues we deal with today like female empowerment and equality, which should be important to everyone (female or not).
And another bites the dust (just kidding because I really enjoyed this one!). I know, I know, another mystery…what is wrong with me?! I’m kind of on a bit of a mystery-streak right now but thats okay, they’re great. I started and finished Behind Closed Doors, by B.A. Paris, yesterday in two sittings. I have to give a little shoutout to my sister-in-law and mother for giving me yet another book I thoroughly enjoyed and obviously couldn’t put down. It gave my Easter weekend the perfect ending touch of staying up late, reading my book, and eating all the little chocolate eggs that were leftover (not even sorry).
The Good Girl, by Mary Kubica, was a fast-paced, thriller novel that I was recommended to read. Since it was spring break, I had the time of day to sit down and actually get into it (without worrying about school assignments, upcoming tests, or being so tired I fall asleep reading). This was a great, quick read that tempts me to read more of Kubica in the very near future.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, was absolutely amazing! I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves mystery, suspense, thrill, and gripping characters. I would rate this book a 9/10–I couldn’t get enough of it. When I wasn’t reading, I felt guilty and constantly thought about the book. It has been a longggg time since I’ve had this kind of reaction and I couldn’t be more thankful to have read it.
Catch Me, by Lisa Gardner, was one of the better books I’ve read in a long time (thanks Mom for the recommendation!). I love mystery books, and after struggling to write one of my own, I appreciate them so much more now. There is nothing quite like figuring out a mystery in your head, solving it, and then trying to leave no trail along the way (or at least not an obvious one for your character to follow that for some reason the other characters couldn’t). Its a pain, to say the least.