Science Fiction · Thriller

The Girl With All The Gifts

I love a good zombie/post-apocalyptic thriller and this one promised to be a bit different than the rest. For one, it centers around a little girl…who’s a zombie…but doesn’t really know it. And you’re not even sure that she is either, based on how the book jumps right into Melanie’s day-to-day life without answering any questions up front. But it… Continue reading The Girl With All The Gifts

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.

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

Horror · Thriller

Handling the Undead…a horror novel that mixes real life and zombies

Title: Handling the Undead Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Published: Thomas Dunne Books/2009 Genre: Horror/Thriller Length: 364 pages Rating: 6/10 I was excited to read Handling the Undead after loving John Ajvide Lindqvist’s debut, Let the Right One In. When I found myself back at Books Inc. in Mountain View, CA on a work trip, where I bought Let the Right One In last year, I thought it was… Continue reading Handling the Undead…a horror novel that mixes real life and zombies

Fantasy · Thriller · Young Adult

The Hunger Games Trilogy…I didn’t want to love them but I did

Title: The Hunger Games/Catching Fire/Mockingjay Author: Suzanne Collins Published: Scholastic Press, 2008/2009/2010 Genre: Mystery Length:  384/391/400 pages Rating: 8/10 I finally succumbed to The Hunger Games trilogy. My friend Shannon raved about the books and then I found out that a high school in New Jersey had their entire 9-12 grade student body read The Hunger Games for their summer reading… Continue reading The Hunger Games Trilogy…I didn’t want to love them but I did

Thriller

Room…a unique, suspenseful and endearing thriller

Title: Room Author: Emma Donoghue Published: Little Brown & Company/2010 Genre: Thriller Length: 352 pages Rating: 5.5/10 I think I’m the last person to finally read Room and it was on my Wish List well before my friend/guest blogger Allison W. blogged about it. When I was in Ireland this past week, I visited some local bookstores and realized that author Emma… Continue reading Room…a unique, suspenseful and endearing thriller

Mystery · Thriller

Sworn to Silence & Pray for Silence…decent murder mysteries set in Amish country

Title: Sworn to Silence Author: Linda Castillo Published: Minotaur Books/2009 Genre: Mystery/Thriller Length: 321 Rating: 5/10 Linda Castillo’s Sworn to Silence and Pray for Silence kept appearing on my Amazon.com recommended books list and who wouldn’t love a murder mystery set in Amish country?? I got them both on Swap.com and gave them a whirl. Sworn to Silence is the first… Continue reading Sworn to Silence & Pray for Silence…decent murder mysteries set in Amish country