Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 6

Should they stay or should they go? This month's contenders: Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, Bite Me by Parker Blue, The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie, Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers, and The English American by Alison Larkin

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole was created by Lisa at Lost In A Story. She's since cleaned up her TBR list (go Lisa!), but has inspired others to work on their TBR lists. I saw this meme over at Lampshade Reader and decided to take the plunge!


How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

My Goodreads TBR list is mostly books I own but haven't read yet, so I'm going to use my wish list instead. Starting off with 113 titles on my wish list and maybe if I get that cleaned up, I'll move on to my Amazon list next!

THE BOOKS:



Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Date Added: September 17, 2009

An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time.

The narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life. 


As the book opens, he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body. 

As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned, he awaits the day when he can leave the hospital and commit carefully planned suicide - for he is now a monster in appearance as well as in soul.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

My Book Haul 3-9-2019

The newest additions to my TBR pile: Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep, Lost by Natasha Preston, Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith, The Threat by Andrew McCabe, Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis, Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman, Killer Collective by Barry Eisler, Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah, and My Paranormal Valentine anthology

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information.

NetGalley/Edelweiss:


Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep
Protect the Prince by Jennifer Estep

Magic, murder, adventure, and romance combine in this second novel in the exciting Crown of Shards saga from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Book Review: Buzz Books YA Spring/Summer 2019

BUZZ BOOKS are one of my favorite ways to discover new authors and titles that I might not have found otherwise!
Title:  Buzz Books YA Spring/Summer 2019
Author:  Publishers Lunch
Release Date:  January 16, 2019
Publisher:  Publishers Lunch
Source:  NetGalley

Our tenth Buzz Books: Young Adult gives readers the special excitement of being among the first to sample the best in forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication. (Goodreads
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My Review:

BUZZ BOOKS are one of my favorite ways to discover new authors and titles that I might not have found otherwise! Here are a few standouts from this collection:

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy


James Patterson presents an action-packed, inclusive fantasy adventure - a bold original retelling of the Arthurian legend where King Arthur is reincarnated as a teenage girl.

Ari Helix has been chased her entire life. An illegal immigrant in territory controlled by the evil Mercer Corporation, Ari has always had to hide who she is. Until she crash lands on Old Earth, pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, and becomes the forty-second reincarnation of King Arthur.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Book Review: No Exit by Taylor Adams

Book Review:  No Exit by Taylor Adams. NO EXIT had a great premise and turned out to be a decent read, but it took me awhile to finish. Also, the ending felt a little rushed and was a little unsatisfying.
Title:  No Exit
Author:  Taylor Adams
Release Date:  January 15, 2019
Publisher:  William Morrow
Source:  Review copy provided by the publisher

On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. 

With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers.

Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm . . . and makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in an animal crate.

Who is the child? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her?

There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, and no way out. One of her fellow travelers is a kidnapper. But which one?

Trapped in an increasingly dangerous situation, with a child’s life and her own on the line, Darby must find a way to break the girl out of the van and escape. But who can she trust? (Amazon


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My Review:


While reading NO EXIT, part of me wanted to yell at Darby for being so stupid! Who jumps in her car and tries to drive over a mountain during the winter, especially during a blizzard, so woefully unprepared?

But the other part, remembering various stupid things I did when Darby's age, could relate.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Amazon First Reads for March 2019

Amazon First Reads for March 2019

Amazon First Reads program is an amazing deal that not many people seem to know about.

As per the website:  The Amazon First Reads program gives Amazon First Reads members the opportunity to download a Kindle book from our editors' picks each month before the official publication date, for $1.99 - Prime members receive it for free. Customers can also shop editors’ picks in hardcover at exclusive prices. New titles are announced on the 1st of each month. (source)

I'm always surprised when I find out that people aren't aware of this program, but it's well worth signing up! Granted, some month's picks are better than others and I sometimes skip a month, but it's a fun way to discover new titles!

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Here are the March First Read titles:



A Lily in the Light by Kristin Fields
A Lily in the Light by Kristin Fields

For eleven-year-old Esme, ballet is everything - until her four-year-old sister, Lily, vanishes without a trace and nothing is certain anymore. People Esme has known her whole life suddenly become suspects, each new one hitting closer to home than the last.

Unable to cope, Esme escapes the nightmare that is her new reality when she receives an invitation to join an elite ballet academy in San Francisco. Desperate to leave behind her chaotic, broken family and the mystery surrounding Lily’s disappearance, Esme accepts.

Eight years later, Esme is up for her big break: her first principal role in Paris. But a call from her older sister shatters the protective world she has built for herself, forcing her to revisit the tragedy she’s run from for so long. Will her family finally have the answers they’ve been waiting for? And can Esme confront the pain that shaped her childhood, or will the darkness follow her into the spotlight? (Amazon)


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Thursday, February 28, 2019

February 2019 Month in Review

February 2019 Month in Review: Books read, Challenges met, and Other Shenanigans
My month in review. Let's see how I did!

Books read

In order to meet my yearly goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. According to Goodreads, I'm a little ahead with 9 books this month:

  1. Buzz Books YA Spring/Summer 2019
  2. Cloth, Paper, Scissors Book
  3. Down Among the Sticks and Bones
  4. In An Absent Dream
  5. Girls of Paper and Fire
  6. No Exit
  7. Here and Now and Then
  8. Marty's Horrible, Terrible, Very Bad Day
  9. Fifth Risk

February Reviews


Challenges

Still on track to meet my 100 books reading goal! And I've read two books for the Creativity Challenge and one for the What's In A Name Challenge, so think I'm doing well on both of those.

Need to get started on the Mt TBR Challenge as I haven't even started that one. Also need to work on my NetGalley score and stop requesting new titles until I can nudge it up a bit.


Around the Blogosphere

How was your February? Cold, dismal, and depressing? That Polar Vortex was crazy! We swung wildly between summer and winter temps down here, so am shocked that none of us got sick (knock wood). Anne over at Modern Mrs Darcy posted her annual What's Saving My Life Right Now to help us survive winter. Lots of great ideas, and I love reading the comments!

Did you read the story about Dan Mallory, the author of The Woman in the Window? Sounds like the Talented Mr Ripley! The New Yorker did a great piece laying out all the details. Truth really is stranger than fiction!

Came across this post with 14 Stunning Illustrations That Perfectly Capture The Introvert's Love Of Books. I've never heard of artist Debbie Tung before but as a fellow introvert, she captures our book loving life really well. And now I want to buy her books!

Huge plagiarism scandal in the Romance World. It's dirty. It's messy. The plagiarist's behavior is borderline unbelievable. But the good news is that Nora Roberts is an Avenging Goddess! If you haven't already, take a look at her recent Plagiarism Then and Now post!

Overall

While I didn't post as often as I wanted to this month, it's MUCH better than last year! So I've got that going for me....

I still haven't moved my blog to self-hosted, despite buying my domain names. Frankly, I'm afraid that I might accidentally lose everything. I know, I know, it's a totally unfounded fear but I'm still nervous. Need to just jump into the deep end of the pool and do it!

Started off strong with my blogging classes, but got distracted by other classes. Need to get back on track in this area as well. Trying to come up with a schedule I can stick to, so if anyone has any examples or suggestions, I'm all ears! Honestly, the vague plan I have now simply isn't working. I've got my pretty planner, just need to find a plan.

Thinking about doing the Blog Ahead Challenge next month, hosted over at Herding Cats & Burning Soup. This one is a little different than her usual challenge as you can pick how many weeks you're going to participate. Maybe I'll start with one week and see how it goes? Anyone else joining? Maybe we can cheer each other on?

Here's to an awesome March!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Book Review: Marty's Horrible, Terrible, Very Bad Day by Dakota Cassidy

Marty's Horrible, Terrible, Very Bad Day is the 17th book in the Accidentally Paranormal series, but you don't have to read the previous books to enjoy this one.
Title:  Marty's Horrible, Terrible, Very Bad Day
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Release Date:  February 28, 2019
Source:  Review Copy received from the author

For Roxanne McNally, being a grim reaper has never been easy. Now she hates her job more than usual, because she’s been charged with reaping the soul of a legend - werewolf Marty Andrews Flaherty. 

Marty, together with her equally iconic friends Nina and Wanda, are Rocky’s idols. To say she’s an OOPs fangirl is putting it mildly. No way is she willing to deal with eons of hate Tweets for taking the soul of a paranormal superstar. Reaping supernaturals isn’t even her gig. She’s strictly human-only. No. There must be some mistake with the list, and she’ll get to the bottom of it…(Amazon)

My Review:


Marty's Horrible, Terrible, Very Bad Day is the 17th book in the Accidentally Paranormal series, but you don't have to read the previous books to enjoy this one.

Marty, Nina, and Wanda are the founding members of OOPS (Out In The Open Paranormal Support), who help accidental paranormals cope with their new lives. The three best friends were accidentally turned into a werewolf, a vampire, and a werewolf/vampire (or is it vampire/werewolf?), so they can relate to the problems new accidentals face.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 5

Should they stay or should they go? This month's contenders: Libyrinth by Pearl North, Dark Worlds by Zack Daggy, Book of Shadows by James Reese, The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes, and Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole was created by Lisa at Lost In A Story. She's since cleaned up her TBR list (go Lisa!), but has inspired others to work on their TBR lists. I saw this meme over at Lampshade Reader and decided to take the plunge!


How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

My Goodreads TBR list is mostly books I own but haven't read yet, so I'm going to use my wishlist instead. Starting off with 113 titles on my wishlist and maybe if I get that cleaned up, I'll move on to my Amazon list next!

THE BOOKS:


Sunday, February 10, 2019

My Book Haul 2-9-2019

The newest additions to my TBR pile:  Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood, No Exit by Taylor Adams, Glow : Book I, Potency by Aubrey Hadley, Buzz Books 2019 YA Spring/Summer, That Ain't Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire, Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins, Bad Magic set, Enter the Witch by Andris Bear, Blood Vice by Angela Roquet, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, It's Never Too Late To Begin Again by Julia Cameron, Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire, Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan, Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire, and In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Amazon if you want more information.
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For Review:


Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood
Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood

For fans of Sold on a Monday or The Home for Unwanted Girls, Shelley Wood's novel tells the story of the Dionne Quintuplets, the world's first identical quintuplets to survive birth, told from the perspective of a midwife in training who helps bring them into the world.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Book Review: Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong

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Book Review: Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong - Loved revisiting Casey, Eric, Will, and the other residents.
Title:  Watcher in the Woods
Author:  Kelley Armstrong
Release Date:  February 9, 2019
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Source:  NetGalley

The secret town of Rockton has seen some rocky times lately; understandable considering its mix of criminals and victims fleeing society for refuge within its Yukon borders. 

Casey Duncan, the town's only detective on a police force of three, has already faced murder, arson, and falling in love in the several months that she's lived there. Yet even she didn't think it would be possible for an outsider to locate the town and cause trouble in the place she's come to call home.

When a US Marshal shows up demanding the release of one of the residents, but won't say who, Casey and her boyfriend, Sheriff Eric Dalton, are skeptical. And yet only hours later, the marshal is shot dead and the only possible suspects are the townspeople and Casey's estranged sister, smuggled into town to help with a medical emergency. It's up to Casey to figure out who murdered the marshal, and why someone would kill to keep him quiet - before the killer strikes again. (Amazon)


My Review:


Watcher in the Woods is the fourth book in Armstrong's Rockton series. While you don't need to read the previous books, it will definitely give you a deeper understanding of the characters and town.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Amazon First Reads for February 2019

Amazon First Reads for February 2019: Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah, Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry, Broken Circle by Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller, Fever King by Victoria Lee, What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon, and It's Not Hansel and Gretel by Josh Funk

Amazon First Reads program is an amazing deal that not many people seem to know about.

As per the website:  The Amazon First Reads program gives Amazon First Reads members the opportunity to download a Kindle book from our editors' picks each month before the official publication date, for $1.99 - Prime members receive it for free. Customers can also shop editors’ picks in hardcover at exclusive prices. New titles are announced on the 1st of each month. (source)

I'm always surprised when I find out that people aren't aware of this program, but it's well worth signing up! Granted, some month's picks are better than others and I sometimes skip a month, but it's a fun way to discover new titles! And did I mention that it's FREE?

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February's First Read titles:




After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises.

The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles. With concerns about the child’s home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay - just until she learns more about Ursa’s past.

Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have. How does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare? Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why aren’t Jo and Gabe checking the missing children’s website anymore?

Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know difficult choices must be made. As the summer nears an end and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle, her dangerous past closes in. When it finally catches up to them, all of their painful secrets will be forced into the open, and their fates will be left to the stars. (Amazon)


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Thursday, January 31, 2019

January 2019 Month in Review

January 2019 Monthly Wrapup

Going to start doing month in review wrap-ups again to try and keep me on track. Let's see how I did!

Books Read


In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. I've read 10 books this month:

  1. And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman
  2. Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  3. You Are a Badass Every Day by Jen Sincero
  4. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  5. 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don't Do by Amy Morin
  6. Stray Moon by Kelly Meding
  7. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  8. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
  9. Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong
  10. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Book Review: The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

More for fans of Agatha Christie or gothic tales, but it simply wasn't my cup of tea.
Title:  The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Author:  Stuart Turton
Release Date:  September 18, 2018
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Landmark
Source:  NetGalley

Evelyn Hardcastle will die. 

Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. 

But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others...

The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page. (Goodreads)


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My Review:


To be honest, I probably would have stopped reading after the first couple of chapters if I hadn't read the synopsis and known the premise.

It was slow going as I didn't really care for the character, plot, or pace of the story.

Things started to pick up a little when the Aiden woke up as his second host, then his third.

Reminded me a little of a Quantum Leap-Groundhog Day mashup, only without the humor.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

My Book Haul 1-19-2019

My Book Haul 1-19-2019: Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee,  Accidentally Demonic and Accidentally Catty by Dakota Cassidy, Becoming by Michelle Obama, The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman, and Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
It's been awhile since I've done a book haul. This isn't all of them, but here are some of the books added to my bookshelves over the past few weeks.

I've included links to Amazon if you want more information.
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For Review:


This was a surprise in the mail. Not really a big science fiction fan, so hopefully I can find it a good home.

Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee

Astounding is the landmark account of the extraordinary partnership between four controversial writers - John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Ron Hubbard - who set off a revolution in science fiction and forever changed our world.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole 4

Should they stay or should they go? This month's contenders:  Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, ppenstance by Carol Shields, Eight by Kathering Neville, Fast Forward by Judy Mercer, and See Jane Run by Joy Fielding

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole was created by Lisa at Lost In A Story. She's since cleaned up her TBR list (go Lisa!), but has inspired others to work on their TBR lists. I saw this meme over at Lampshade Reader and decided to take the plunge!


How to participate:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf
  • Order by Ascending Date Added
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or let it go?

My Goodreads TBR list is mostly books I own but haven't read yet, so I'm going to use my wish list instead. Starting off with 113 titles on my wish list and maybe if I get that cleaned up, I'll move on to my Amazon list next!

THE BOOKS:


Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Date Added: June 19, 2009

In an unnamed South American country, a world-renowned soprano sings at a birthday party in honor of a visiting Japanese industrial titan. 

Alas, in the opening sequence, a ragtag band of 18 terrorists enters the vice-presidential mansion through the air conditioning ducts. 

Their quarry is the president, who has unfortunately stayed home to watch a favorite soap opera. And thus, from the beginning, things go awry.

Added from the Ultimate Reading List, I didn't care for the excerpt so am letting this one go. Honestly, I'm not sure what I was thinking when I added this one as it isn't something I'd normally pick up to read. My 2009 self was weird....

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang might not be to everyone's taste, but I do recommend it to anyone looking for a well written story that isn't the usual rainbows and unicorns of Young Adult reads.
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Title:  Falling Into Place
Author:  Amy Zhang
Release Date:  September 9, 2014
Publisher:  Greenwillow Books
Source:  ARC provided via Amazon Vine

On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. 

Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road. (Goodreads)


My Review:


Liz is a high school student who deliberately crashes her car, hoping to die.

The story tries to show how Liz got to this point.

Falling Into Place opens at the scene of the crash, with an unknown narrator watching everything unfold. Flashbacks are woven in between the chapters, but are easy to keep track of thanks to the chapter headings. Every now and then the author drops in what she calls a Snapshot, little vignettes from Liz's life.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Reading Challenge Roulette (here we go again)

2019 Reading challenges for Alexia's Books and Such:  What's In A Name, Bookish Resolutions, Library Love, and Mount TBR Challenge.

Another year, another stab at reading challenges.

I know, I know....I have a dismal history with reading challenges and rarely complete them. But hope springs eternal! And you have to admit, these are some pretty good challenges!

What's In A Name Challenge


What's In A Name Challenge

I used to do this challenge and missed it, so going to give it another shot. Carolina Book Nook is the new host this year, taking over from Charlie at The Worm Hole. I really need to plan ahead with this one instead of winging it!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Amazon First Reads for January 2019

Amazon First Reads for January 2019:  Killer Collective by Barry Eisler, Forgotten Hours by Katrin Schumann, Snow Gypsy by Lindsay Jayne Ashford, Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman, Smoke & Summons by Charlie N Holmberg, and Rock Needs River by Vanessa McGrady

Amazon First Reads program is an amazing deal that not many people seem to know about.

As per the website:  The Amazon First Reads program gives Amazon First Reads members the opportunity to download a Kindle book from our editors' picks each month before the official publication date, for $1.99 - Prime members receive it for free. Customers can also shop editors’ picks in hardcover at exclusive prices. New titles are announced on the 1st of each month. (source)

I'm always surprised when I find out that people aren't aware of this program, but it's well worth signing up! Granted, some month's picks are better than others and I sometimes skip a month, but it's a fun way to discover new titles! And did I mention that it's FREE?

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Here are January's First Read titles:



A fast-paced, page-turning novel of betrayal, vengeance, and depraved secrets in high places from the New York Times bestselling author of the John Rain and Livia Lone series.
Killer Collective by Barry Eisler

When a joint FBI-Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry - a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in “natural causes.”

Suspecting the FBI itself was behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former Marine sniper Dox. Together, they assemble an ad hoc group to identify and neutralize the threat. There’s Rain. Rain’s estranged lover, Mossad agent and honeytrap specialist Delilah. And black ops soldiers Ben Treven and Daniel Larison, along with their former commander, SpecOps legend Colonel Scot “Hort” Horton.

Moving from Japan to Seattle to DC to Paris, the group fights a series of interlocking conspiracies, each edging closer and closer to the highest levels of the US government.

With uncertain loyalties, conflicting agendas, and smoldering romantic entanglements, these operators will have a hard time forming a team. But in a match as uneven as this one, a collective of killers might be even better. (Amazon)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

First Book of 2019

I'm a little late to the party but decided to join in the fun of deliberately choosing the first book I'll read in 2019. I usually don't give it much thought, but can see how the first book can sorta, kinda set the tone for your reading year.

This one leapt out at me as I was browsing my TBR piles. I've read all of the other Badass books so couldn't resist pre-ordering this one as well. Who wouldn't want to start the new year as a badass?

You Are A Badass Every Day


For anyone who has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing towards badassery, You Are a Badass Every Day is the companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty, and driven.
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For anyone who has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing towards badassery, You Are a Badass Every Day is the companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty, and driven.