Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Doctor Who: Revolutions of Terror, 124 pages

I really like the Doctor Who graphic novels, but I'm still royally cheesed off about Donna.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, 146 pages

Shirley Jackson is a very under-rated author. I had read a short story and a book by her, but I'm going to find more stuff by her. This was a very creepy book.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Between Shades of Gray by Ruga Sepetys, 367 pages

A great look at WWII as told by those impacted in the Balkan States by the Russians. I hadn't realized all of this happened. Always glad when I read books because of book club that I would have never picked up otherwise.

Playdate: Category Five by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott, 128 pages

My husband picked this up at a garage sale and I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed this strip.

Little Men by Louisa May Alcott, 384 pages

I had to re-read this one again because I'm wanting to pick up Jo's Boys for another reading. Alcott is always such a comforting, sweet read.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King, 331 pages

I always enjoy these mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and his wife, Mary Russell. It was interesting to get a tiny look at Japan.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

pitch perfect by Mickey Rapkin, 275 pages

I hadn't realized that the movie was based on a book. This was a nonfiction look at a cappella groups on college campuses. While it was informative, the movie was a lot more fun. The book needed Fat Amy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Girl With No Name by Marina Chapman, 256 pages

A true story about a little girl kidnapped in Columbia, abandoned in the jungle, and survives by watching the monkeys. Very much a testament to the human spirit.

Scouting For the Ripper by Jacob M. Appel, 185 pages

A collection of short stories that caught my interest while I was out pulling holds for others. Very odd, but not bad.

Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough, 303 pages

Another book about Jack the Ripper with another new twist. This one was with a supernatural bent, but was kind of hard to follow with the varying viewpoints and wasn't my favorite.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks, 112 pages

One of the funniest sendups of the superhero comic I've seen. What would it be like to try to balance super abilities with a normal life, while trying to make a living? This was so enjoyable.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Silent Witnesses by Negel McCrery, 264 pages

This was a well-done look at the history of forensic science. It was a nice balance of not being so scientific as to be dry and not so dumbed down as to be condescending. It was a great mix of historical cases with scientific advances and it was particularly fascinating to see the first time each advance was used to solve a crime or win a case. Well worth the read for anyone who enjoys murder mysteries and wants a deeper appreciation of the forensic science behind them.

A Fatal Chapter by Lorna Barrett, 295 pages

A book themed town faces yet another mysterious death. This is a pretty good series, I didn't see the ending coming at all.

The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes, 669 pages

This novel featured over 600 Australian brides traveling to England after WWII to join their soldier husbands. The long journey on a English aircraft carrier has four women getting to know each other while sharing cramped quarters, facing past sins and looking foward to a unknown future in a new land.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Raisins and Almonds by Kerry Greenwood, 207 pages

It's interesting reading the books that the Australian tv show has done episodes for. I love how they stay true to the intent and wittiness of the book, but it's still fresh and intriguing even if you're already read the book.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen, 343 pages

A really great read featuring a high school girl who must battle her new school librarian who happens to be a demon intent on sucking the souls of all the students before taking her best friend to the underworld as his bride.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Urn Burial by Kerry Greenwood, 187 pages

The only difficult thing about these books is reading them before my husband runs off with them after I bring them home from the library. Always a hit with both of us.

Saga, Volume 4 by Brian Vaughan & Fiona Staples, 144 pages

I got hooked on this graphic novel series because of my graphic novels book club. Definitely one I wouldn't have picked up otherwise.

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Wilderness of Ruin by Roseanne Montillo, 308 pages

A nonfiction look at Jesse Pomeroy, a fifteen-year-old boy, who spent almost all of the rest of his life in jail after being arrested for killing and torturing two small children in 1870s Boston.