Top Ten Tuesday – Sand Between the Pages

This week’s topic is right on time. I’m heading off to a sunny, beachyish vacation in about two weeks. I’ve been trying to decide what to bring with me to read. I have a bunch of physical books I’ve purchased and want to read, but those books have made many of my previous lists.

I’ve been terrible at reading this year. I’m relying a lot on my audiobooks. Travelling means diving into my ereader- cause it’s lighter to carry. So this list is comprised of audiobooks from hoopla (if your library allows you access to this service, it’s amazing. check it out) and digital words hiding out on my Kobo waiting for some loving.

I know a lot people select the light and fluffy for their beach reading. And that makes sense. But those are just not my kind of book. So while these are fun and sun books, they’re lighter than some of my usual selections.


The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Page

I avoided Dorothy Must Die for a long time. I was so over this fairy tale retelling schtick. Then I needed a book and that one was there for the listening. And surprisingly, really enjoyable. The follow up will probably make great plane listening. Continue reading


Top Ten Tuesday -A Song for the Pages

I didn’t think I was going to get this post done. I hadn’t even looked at the topic until this morning, and this is one that requires some thought. But man, it’s right up my book/music  alley. And I was one of the people that sent the B&B the suggestion to do this topic. So, I had to get it done. So I thought about it while I went about the rest of my packed day. And tada, we have a list.

There are a couple duplicate authors here. Some of that is because I didn’t give myself a lot of time. But it’s also because these books spoke to me in a way that easily connects with music. For some I have specific scenes related to the songs. For others, it’s just a general feeling.

The Replacement – Brenna Yovanoff

It’s all fire and brimstone. baby.

The Mission – Puscifer  

This song gets to the overall feeling of the book, but would really highlight some of the scenes. I’m thinking the cemetery scene or going through the underground for the first time.


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Top Ten Tuesday -Too Many Books, Not Enough Time

Today’s post is about books I meant to get around to reading in 2015. Technically, it’s supposed to be books published in 2015, but I don’t organize my reading that way. Instead, I’ll just talk about books I really wanted to read but didn’t. I’m slowly rectifying this since I’m in the middle of reading the first two on the list.


Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them. Continue reading

Read the Secrets

I’m currently working on some reviews, but at the moment, nothing is finished. The last few weeks have been insanely busy! I don’t know where all these events have come from. So, instead of a review, I want to spread the word on a recently released series of books.

I say series, but that is the loosest way to describe these seven books. However, it is the easiest way, so series it is. These books are written by seven different authors about seven different protagonists but all take place in the same setting. They can be read as stand alones but also have interconnecting storylines. Coordinating the writing of these books sounds incredibly complicated. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – I Read You the Most

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This week is similar to a previous list, but now we’re talking about the authors we’ve read a lot. Like a lot lot. We’ve read more books by them than anyone else. This is where Goodreads comes in really handy. There are authors I have read way more books from than I thought I had. And authors where I would have sworn I had read more.

I’m going to admit I tempered the list a wee bit. It could have been filled with Ann M. Martin and Francine Pascal and every other series I devoured as a kid/teen. But, I’ve decided to only include a few of these authors. And these only made the cut because I’ve read at least one of their books in my current home (is that a really arbitrary marker? Whatever. My list. My rules).

Something I noticed while putting this list together is that I’ve been reading a lot of authors who haven’t published a lot of books. Excellent authors who just don’t have enough books out to make the list. So honorable mention to: Tana French, Gillian Flynn, Courtney Summers, and Stieg Larsson. I’ve read everything they’ve published, and have the jittery, nervous feeling when I think about their new books. Continue reading