- The Witch’s Ambitions Trilogy. The Council.
- Crossing in Time. Just finished last week. Book review coming soon.
- Curva Peligrosa.
- The Da Vinci Code. I liked the book and the movie.
- A Dance with Dragons. Loved all of the whole Game of Thrones series.
- Daughter of Fortune. Worthy of multiple readings.
- Daughter of the Sun.
- Deja Vu.
- A Different Time.
- Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. I liked the book better than the movie.
- Catching Fire.
- Charlotte’s Web. One of my favorite books of all time.
- The Chosen.
- City of Flickering Light
- Games of Thrones: Clash of Kings.
- Cold & Deadly.
- Cold Mountain.
- The Color Purple. I loved the book, as well as the movie.
- Confessions of the Fox.
- Coraline. The book is so awesome and creepy. My kids are all creeped out by the movie but they watch it all of the time.
Brave New World. Worth a 2nd read. Am I brave enough?
Breath Eyes Memory. Worth all of the time for re-reading.
Bridge to Terabithia. Excellent book. Have tissues handy.
Bridget Jones Diary. Entertaining but not life altering.
But Did You Die? Funny stuff.
Canterbury Tales. Entertaining at the very least.
The Cask of Amatillado. Don’t we all have someone that we’d like to exact revenge upon?
The Cat Who Wore a Pot on Her Head. Favorite children’s book.
Catch-22. This would be a good time to read the novel for the 1st time.
Catcher in the Rye. I have read this book several times. Holden Caulfield isn’t the worst character but he’s a punk. I don’t relate to him as much as other people do.
Venators: Promises Forged is the second book in the Venators series by Devri Walls. So many things can happen in Eon, where Rune, Grey and Ryker have traveled from Earth. In the last book, they – mostly Grey- defeated a dragon. Not too bad for
Ryker is still being held captive by Zio. No one else is sure where he is being kept. He isn’t sure of what is going on. Since he came to Eon, Ryker has been heavily sedated. He doesn’t even know that he’s a Venator or what that means.
Grey walks into a trap set by Feena, the Fae Queen. I don’t know what I expected a Fae Queen to do exactly but Feena is different than any other fairy that I’ve read about. She’s trickier and much more cruel. Someday, I’d like to see if anyone has any fan art of Feena. She’s such an interesting character but the picture of her in my mind is a bit fuzzy. Is it because she is scary without even trying? Possibly . . .
Rune spends most of her time learning how to be more diplomatic and also getting in touch with her inner Venator. It’s time for her to unleash whatever powers she has. Rune and the rest of the group need every power that they have to rescue Grey from Feena.
Poor Ryker might never get rescued from Zio’s prison. All of that bad boy energy will go to waste if Rune and Grey don’t make it out of the Fae Queen’s forest.
If you like fantasy novels with scary female villains and a bad boy or two, then this could be the series for you. Who is your favorite female villain? I’m partial to Ursula from The Little Mermaid.
If you lack imagination and only like boring books with dull characters, then you might not like Venators: Promises Forged. There’s probably still a boring book out there for you.
P.S. Sorry for being late to the blog tour. I feel like I got trapped in the Fae Queen’s Forest too.
- The Best Bad Things. Interesting book. Transgender issues.
- Beyond the Moon. Time travel and romance. Loved this book.
- Black and Blue. It was a good read. Fiction about escaping domestic violence.
- Black Ice. Not terrible but not amazing.
- The Blind Assassin. Worth a 2nd read.
- The Bluest Eye. Everything by Toni Morrison is great.
- The Body Double. Another unexpected book. Interesting premise.
- The Bonesetter’s Daughter. I also love everything by Amy Tan.
- The Book of Ruth. It has been many years since I read this book. Have forgotten if it was good.
- The Boy Who Came Back a Wolf. I don’t remember anything about this book. Oh wait. . . Sexy werewolves? Sexy soldiers? Sexy werewolf soldiers?
4 Years Trapped in My Mind Palace by Johan Twiss is set in a nursing care facility in the San Francisco area. At first I was not excited about reading about a nursing home because it reminds me of my job in a similar facility. However, the book is also set in the mind of Aaron’s new roommate, Solomon.
Aaron, a 14-year-old boy, who contracted Cryptococcal meningitis, is currently in a vegetative state. He cannot control his body but his mind is just as active as before the illness. No one knows that Aaron is aware of what is going on until Solomon moves into the room. Solomon can hear his thoughts. It’s the first time in two years that Aaron could communicate with anyone.
Solomon also has dementia. Occasionally, Aaron gets trapped in Solomon’s memories. Solomon was a jazz musician and also fought in WWII. He has seen some amazing things. Famous boxing matches. Great music.
He has also seen things like the liberating of the concentration camps and other horrors of war.
Will Aaron get trapped in the memories or in his own mind forever? Will he be able to communicate with anyone else?
Most people will enjoy this book. It has a little bit of something for everyone. Romance. Action. Adventure. Nostalgia.
If you don’t like unhealthy people or old people, then you might not be a fan of this book. Aaron’s own parents disappear for awhile. They don’t call, write or visit. They pay the bills for his care but that’s all. ( I mean really . . . what kind of monsters are they anyway?) Will the parents visit him again?
I recommend this book to everyone, except those cruel parental monsters and Nazis of course.
- Angels & Demons. Again. It’s not that I love it that much. It was easier to take a screenshot with it than without it. Sorry for my laziness.
- Anne of Green Gables. I did enjoy reading this book when I was younger.
- The Antique. Not a fan of some of the things in this book.
- Are There God? It’s Me. Margaret. Loved this book when I was a kid.
- The Art of War. I listened to the audiobook. Highly recommend.
- The Bear and the Nightingale. I loved this book. Apparently, I haven’t done a review on it yet.
- The Bear. Another good book.
- Beloved. This is one of my all-time favorite books. I had a first edition somewhere that I have misplaced. Hoping it turns up soon.
- Beneath the Broken Moon. Enjoyable sci-fi/adventure.
- Beowulf. I read it in high school like everyone else. I don’t think I enjoyed it very much.
A long time ago, I kept track of all of the books I had read. I loved crossing the books off of the list. Life happened and I stopped keeping track as well as before. Thank goodness for Goodreads. It’s time to get my #alreadyread list updated.
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Totally entertaining. Better than the movie.
- The Accidental Beauty Queen. A good book for the beach or vacation.
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It’s a controversial classic.
- After the Green Withered. Good science fiction book.
- The Age of Innocence. It’s a classic but I don’t remember much about it except that there may have been fancy rich people.
- Akata Witch. Excellent. Loved it so much.
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. A classic book that I still love.
- And the Mountains Echoed. This book will be a classic someday.
- Angels & Demons. It’s also better than the movie.
- Angela’s Ashes. Read with a box of tissues.
The Harpy by Megan Hunter is set in a pretty typical town. Lucy and Jake live in a nice home with their two sons. Lucy is a stay-at-home mom while Jake works at an office. Their life is nice and comfortable. It could be wrapped up in a nice gift box with a lovely bow.
Then one day Lucy receives the news that her husband is having an affair with a co-worker. She doesn’t know what to do except cry and be angry. Finally, Lucy decides to give Jake another chance.
They come up with this deal that she is allowed to hurt him three times in whatever way that she wants. People say that sort of thing during in an argument. What are the statistics on following through with inflicting pain on someone that has caused you pain? I guess that why there are so many shows like Snapped and Forensic Files.
So things are going alright for awhile. Definitely not perfect but they are trying to make the relationship work.
In between thinking about the relationship and taking care of her kids, Lucy remembers her fascination with Harpies. A Harpy is a half-bird, half-human creature. The most accurate description of them is that they are agents of punishment.
Anyway, Lucy discovers that Jake cannot be trusted. So she may have turned into Harpy – either in her mind or in a physical way. Lucy seems happy in this form. Maybe she feels free because this is her true nature – an evil, vicious bird. It may not work for everyone but maybe it will work for her. I hope she finds someone to take care of her kids while she’s off finding her true Harpyness.
If you are looking for a good book with plenty of drama and Harpies, then The Harpy should be the next book on your list.
If you are a cheater or have a fear of birds, also known as ornithophobia, then you have other problems that you should attend to first.
- I received this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for doing a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.
The Less Than Spectacular Times of Henry Milch by Marshall Thornton is set in Wyandot County in Michgan. There used to be a Wyandot County but it became Cheboygan County in 1853. It seems funny to hear the author refer to the area as the Northern Lower Michigan. It’s accurate. People always forget about the Upper Peninsula.
Henry Milch has recently moved to Michigan from Hollywood, California in order to live with his grandma. Henry had a choice between living with Nana Cole or going to rehab after an overdose. He’s still a drug addict and not always completely honest with anyone. He wants everyone to call him “Mooch” but it doesn’t stick. It’s a horrible nickname. Who really wants to be called “Mooch?”
Henry finds the body of Sammy Hart while working for a local land conservancy. There’s a reward offered for information about Sammy’s death. Henry’s motivation for finding Sammy’s killer is greed. He wants the money so he can move back to Hollywood.
Sammy was an interesting person while he was alive. He was an openly gay man living in a conservative area of Michigan. Unfortunately for Henry, the first gay person in the area that he meets is also deceased. Henry is also gay. He has only told a handful of people in Michigan.
Henry finds out everything he can about Sammy. Who would want to kill him? Was it because he was gay or was there another reason? Henry is really hoping that he solves the case before anyone else. Nothing is more important to Henry than getting out of Michigan.
If you are looking for an interesting LGBTQIA murder mystery, then The Less Than Spectacular Times of Henry Milch is a good match.
If you’re close-minded about everything LGBTQIA, then you should start reading articles or books about how to not be a bigot. Come back to the book at a later time.
Links for Tolerance articles:
- I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for doing a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.