Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Presumed Puzzled by Parnell Hall, 275 pages

Someone is murdered yet again, and the Puzzle Lady is in the middle. I have to say I'm amazed at how fast they go to trial in this town.

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston, 325 pages

I'd seen this book touted some where and thought it looked intriguing. It's shades of the Tales of 1001 Nights but with a twist on the story that kept me from putting it down. A girl sacrifices herself to save her sister and discovers a power in herself she never knew existed. One of the best teen books I've read in a long time.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody, 274 pages

My oldest daughter had ordered this book and had it sent to the house, so of course I had to read it before bringing it up to her at college. This book was raunchy, irreverent, and a fabulously funny read. From the title page to the very end, I found myself alternating between giggling and laughing out loud. I also irritated people around me by forcing them to listen to excepts of the book that I found hilarious. I was highly upset though when I found out the other books listed as being written by the author didn't exist. I truly wanted to read "Are you there God? It's me, Hitler" and "Encyclopedia Brown gets punched, Hard".

Monday, February 8, 2016

Kings and Emperors by Dewey Lambdin, 353 pages

I only get these books for Jason but it always surprises me how much I end up enjoying them, even though I'm not a real fan of nautical historical fiction. I think it's the fact that Lewrie is such a scamp, you can't help but enjoy reading about him.

Any Given Day by Jessie Foveaux, 287 pages

We have the creators of the LifeStory program coming to the library in April, and this book was published by one of their first participants. It was enjoyable reading about her early memories and married life.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Winter Garden Mystery by Carola Dunn, 226 pages

I have become quite a fan of this mystery series. Set in 1920s England, featuring Daisy Dalrymple and a cast of interesting characters. Very well done.