It's been a loooong time since I've participated in any weekly book blogging "memes." This one struck my fancy and I just had to join in. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm. This week's theme is mind-blowing mystery/thrillers. Here is my list, in no particular order: 1. "The Weight of … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Mind-blowing mystery/thrillers
Happy New Year's Eve! To wrap up 2016, I've filled out this year-end book survey I first discovered at Stephanie's Book Reviews. It is hosted by The Perpetual Page Turner. Number of books you read: 46 Number of re-reads: 1 Genre you read the most from: Historical fiction 1. Best book you read in 2016? … Continue reading End of year book survey
Happy Thursday! It's time for another installment of Book Traveling Thursdays, hosted by Danielle and Cátia over at Goodreads. This week, we were asked to pick one of the best books we read in 2016. I finished quite a number of literary gems this year, but one of my favorites is Laura McHugh's 2015 debut, … Continue reading Book Traveling Thursday: A favorite 2016 read
This week's Top Ten Tuesday focuses on authors whose work I've read for the first time this year. As is often the case, my list is in no particular order. Please click on the book covers for reviews and/or synopses, and on the authors' names to learn more about them. Kathleen Grissom I read both of … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-me authors in 2016
Last night my mom and I attended our first author event, featuring the incredible mystery/suspense writer Laura McHugh. This is something I'd been looking forward to ever since a date was nailed down earlier this fall. I'm a bit shameless in my admiration of Laura's work, and my friends and family enjoy teasing me about … Continue reading Meeting a favorite author: Check!
Hello, fellow bloggers...it's been a few days since I've posted, as things have been pretty hectic. Here is my first attempt at Broke and Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday. This week's topic is recommended reads. My picks all originated from friends, family and coworkers. Without further ado ... 1. "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier "Last night I dreamt I … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Recommended reads I loved