Chick Lit · Family saga · Historical fiction · Horror · Mystery

What I’ve been reading…

It’s time to recap what I’ve been reading the past few months. Hope you find one to add to your wish list! Longer sagas Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff – A highly regarded novel. One of the better books I’ve read this year. A hefty, complex read though. And dark. The character development was… Continue reading What I’ve been reading…

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

Mystery

Faithful Place…a robust mystery that kept me turning the pages

Title: Faithful Place Author: Tana French Published: Penguin/2011 Genre: Mystery Length: 416 pages Rating: 7.5/10 Irish author Tana French has written In the Woods, The Likeness and her most recent novel is Faithful Place. I read In the Woods a few years ago and liked it, but would definitely rank Faithful Place above it. I also have The Likeness on my bookshelf, but the description of Faithful Place looked more intriguing so I… Continue reading Faithful Place…a robust mystery that kept me turning the pages

Mystery

These Things Hidden…too far-fetched for my taste

Title: These Things Hidden Author: Heather Gudenkauf Published: Mira Books/2011 Genre: Mystery Length:  337 pages Rating: 2/10 I picked up These Things Hidden at Half Price Books this summer because I read Heather Gudenkauf’s debut mystery novel, The Weight of Silence, a year or so ago and liked it enough to want to read more. The Weight of Silence was a mystery about two… Continue reading These Things Hidden…too far-fetched for my taste

Mystery

What Was Lost…a must read mystery that’s funny, sad and touching all at the same time

Title: What Was Lost Author: Catherine O’Flynn Published: Holt Paperbacks/2007 Genre: Mystery Length: 240 pages Rating: 7.5/10 I found What Was Lost (winner of the Costa First Novel Award) in the clearance section of Borders for $3.00 and had no idea I’d like it as much as I did. It’s a mystery, broken into 4 sections that move between past and present. The first section focuses… Continue reading What Was Lost…a must read mystery that’s funny, sad and touching all at the same time

Humor · Mystery

Skinny Dip…intelligent, witty, but completely ridiculous

Title: Skinny Dip Author: Carl Hiaasen Published: Warner Books/2004 Genre: Mystery/Satire Length: 355 pages Rating: 4.5/10 My friend Krista G. let me borrow Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen, her fiance’s favorite author. I’ve seen Hiaasen’s books before but never found the covers or titles appealing, which makes sense because his novels seem to be written more for men than women. Skinny Dip was as much a… Continue reading Skinny Dip…intelligent, witty, but completely ridiculous

Historical fiction · Mystery

A Dangerous Fortune…Ken Follett doesn’t disappoint

Title: A Dangerous Fortune Author: Ken Follett Published: Island Books/1994 Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery Length: 576 pages Rating: 6.5/10 Ken Follett’s one of my favorite authors and he didn’t disappoint with A Dangerous Fortune, which I bought for my Kindle and I’ve been saving for a while. I decided to read it while traveling to and around Ireland on planes, trains and… Continue reading A Dangerous Fortune…Ken Follett doesn’t disappoint