Horror · Literature · Science Fiction · Thriller

3 years, 2 kids and 20 or so books later.

I didn’t plan on abruptly stopping my blogging…but after having my now 3-year old and 1.5-year old, I quickly realized there was little time left to read, let alone blog! I’ve rounded up a list of the books I can remember reading in the past three years (thanks to my Kindle and staring at my bookshelves), and categorized them… Continue reading 3 years, 2 kids and 20 or so books later.

Literature · Mystery

The Girl Below…add it to your summer reading list

Title: The Girl Below Author: Bianca Zander Published: Early Reviewer Copy provided by William Morrow Paperbacks, 2012 Genre: Literature/Mystery Length: 352 pages Rating: 7/10 I was excited to receive a copy of The Girl Below through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer Program. I easily read it in a weekend–partially because it was fairly fast-paced and easy to read and partially because I enjoyed… Continue reading The Girl Below…add it to your summer reading list

Adventure · Science Fiction

Amazonia…too hokey, even by adventure/sci-fi novel standards

Title: Amazonia Author: James Rollins Published: Harper Genre: Thriller Length: 525 pages Rating: 3/10 This was my first James Rollins read, at the suggestion of my friend Kandravy, who also recommended I read the amazing A Game of Thrones and The Name of the Wind. Amazonia is clearly not on the same level as these books–but I’m a fan of… Continue reading Amazonia…too hokey, even by adventure/sci-fi novel standards

Thriller

Before I Go to Sleep…original, but too predictable for me

Title: Before I Go to Sleep Author: S. J. Watson Published: Harper Genre: Thriller Length: 358 pages Rating: 3.5/10 I had such high hopes for Before I Go to Sleep, S. J. Watson’s debut novel. It seemed to have a lot of good press on Amazon.com, in blogs and I’d seen it in featured in a number of bookstores. So… Continue reading Before I Go to Sleep…original, but too predictable for me

Fantasy

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2)…phenomenal & worth the time it takes to read it

Title: A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2) Author: George R. R. Martin Published: Bantam Books/Reprint 2011 Genre: Fantasy Length: 1009 pages Rating: 10/10 It’s so hard to sum up the long-winded books in the A Song of Fire and Ice series in a few paragraphs, especially knowing that most… Continue reading A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2)…phenomenal & worth the time it takes to read it

Fantasy

A Game of Thrones…so good it gave me goosebumps

Title: A Game of Thrones Author: George R. R. Martin Published: Bantam Books/Reprint 2011 Genre: Fantasy Length: 807 pages Rating: 10/10 I’m excited to finally be reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series. My friend Kandravy, who recommended The Name of the Wind (now one of my favorite books and also a fantasy novel), told me I had to read this… Continue reading A Game of Thrones…so good it gave me goosebumps