Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Supervillains Anonymous by Lexie Dunne, 340 pages

I came across the first book as a e-book special, thought I would give it a try and was completely hooked. My husband even picked it up and now both of us are eagerly awaiting the third book.
Gail has gone from being Hostage Girl to professional pawn and she's tired of it. She's determined to get to the bottom of the superpower conspiracy, if she lives long enough. This is a fantastic read!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson, 314 pages

The author was born and raised in Iowa, moved to England, and has decided to recreate some of his childhood vacations by driving through 38 states. As someone who grew up in the Midwest as well, this book brought back a lot of memories and gave me some ideas for future vacations.

When Maidens Mourn by C. S. Harris, 341 pages

I think this might be one of my favorite mystery series now. I especially enjoy watching the growing relationship between St. Cyr and Hero.

Betty and Veronica Digest Magazine, No. 44, 128 pages

Still fun years later.

Little Archie Comic Digest Magazine, No. 35, 128 pages

I may be older but I still enjoy these.

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Royal Nanny by Karen Harper, 357 pages

I love historical fiction, or "faction" as some people call it, especially British history. So this look at the nanny to the royal family at the end of the 1800s was really interesting.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now by Ryan North and Erica Henderson, 168 pages

I'm a DC person all the way, but Squirrel Girl is a absolute delight to read. I'm totally hooked on her series now.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions Gorilla Tactics by Sheila Grau, 291 pages

What's an evil villain without their minions? But where do you find a well-trained minion, except at a school for minions. This is a fun juvenile series, looking at students at a minion school.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

How the Post Office Created America by Winifred Gallagher, 326 pages

A really interesting look at the history of the Post Office, at its early creation and help in shaping America, up to it's struggle to change and stay flexible for the future. The author did an outstanding job of bringing this huge entity to life, and giving me a true appreciation for what the Post Office done. I won't complain about the the rising cost of stamps in the future.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Killer Look by Linda Fairstein, 383 pages

I might be petty, but it's kind of nice to see Alex Cooper not so perfectly put together.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Elf Queen of Shannara by Terry Brooks, 359 pages

I've really enjoyed working my way back through this great fantasy series.

Emma by Jane Austen, 506 pages

One of my favorite Jane Austen books. I was so glad my book club picked this one, it's probably Austen's funniest and wittiest book.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Die Laughing by Carola Dunn, 276 pages

A historical murder mystery featuring the death of an English dentist. Very fun and well done.

A Mourning Wedding by Carola Dunn, 280 pages

These are such fun mysteries, even when you need a scorecard to keep track of all the family members.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Young Wan by Brendan O'Carroll, 208 pages

A prequel to The Mammy series by this author. Looking at Agnes' Brown's childhood and such. I love these books, I'm very sad now that I've read them all.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Where Shadows Dance by C. S. Harris, 342 pages

I'm pretty much devouring these books at this point. Fantastic mysteries.

What Remains of Heaven by C. S. Harris, 321 pages

The Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries are a new favorite of mine. I've really enjoyed watching the developing relationship between him and Hero Jarvis. You definitely want to start from the beginning from these books to truly appreciate the details.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Kilt at the Highland Games by Kaitlyn Dunnett, 279 pages

These aren't bad mysteries, just not my favorite anymore. I'll still pick them up though since they're a fast read.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale, 378 pages

This is one of the books that has me very grateful that my library takes suggestions for purchase, because it sounded interesting but I can't afford to buy all the books that sound interesting. It looks at the case of Robert Coombes, who at the age of 13, in 1895, killed his mother and then spent the next 10 days having fun and hanging out at home while his mother's body moldered upstairs. The sad thing is that the justice system was much kinder with him than ours is now with juveniles.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Prince's Chambermaid by Sharon Kendrick, 184 pages

A foreign prince decides to teach an English chambermaid the delights of the bedroom. Sometimes you just want a completely torrid romance for some mindless enjoyment.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North & Erica Henderson, 128 pages

I'd seen a lot of talk about this book, and while I'm not really a Marvel fan I decided to give this a try. One thing I have to say about Marvel is they have a lot of fun with their characters. Imagine a girl with the power of squirrels, trying to start college while saving the world. I totally want to cosplay her now.

Around the World in a Bad Mood by Rene Foss, 200 pages

One of my guilty pleasures is nonfiction books about people with interesting or odd jobs. This book is told by a flight attendant and while it's not as funny or risque as "Coffee, Tea or Me" it's still pretty good.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Something From the Oven, Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America by Laura Shapiro, 306 pages

Picked up this book at the Outlet Mall in the Lake of the Ozarks. It was an interesting look at how the food industry worked at changing how people looked at cooking in the 1950s. Pushing processed foods was a business that needed women to believe they hated cooking and/or it took too much time to cook from scratch. Very well done and an intriguing read.

The Granny by Brendan O'Carroll, 192 pages

The second book in the series by the man who created Mrs. Brown's Boys. A great read.

The Chisellers by Brendan O'Carroll, 190 pages

The end of a great trilogy. I was heartbroken, which is a sign of characters that really grabbed you.

Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll, 174 pages

I love Mrs. Brown's Boys on BBC so I had to read the books the show was based on. Much sadder, but a great read.

After You by Jojo Moyes, 629 pages

A fantastic sequel to Me Before You. I didn't sob as much at the end but a great read.