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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Recent Reading

Ok, so if you read my last post you know that by recent I mean, not in the last two weeks. Which means if I don't get something down on "paper" I'm never going to remember anything well enough to write anything. So! In the last two months there are five books I haven't reviewed at all. These five books have NOTHING in common.  In order than I read them:

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mendel.
This was the first book we read in my new book club. I choose it. I enjoyed it every bit as much as I expected to, which was a vast relief.  If I had any complaints it would be that the bad guy was too easy to figure out, and I'd hoped for a bigger showdown at the end. I loved how open ended and hopeful the ending was, and I'll happily read this author again.

The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ by Roger Stone. J choose this one. I admit to a shocking lack of knowledge about anything between WWII and Regan. The *idea* that LBJ could have/would have conspired to kill Kennedy was surprising to me. Perhaps I'm naive, but I just assume that US leaders are, at heart, good guys. And that if it were a plot or a conspiracy that it would be able to be proved. This book sent me to Wikipedia a lot. All that said, I don't know that it was any better or more believable than any other book about LBJ assassinating JFK, and there was just SO MUCH name dropping.

Tribute by Nora Roberts. This is a full length stand alone novel. I loved it. Possibly one of my favorite Nora Roberts. Ford is a graphic novelist and a perfect Beta hero. I loved him. Loved. I didn't find the suspense/mystery line quite as well done, but I don't read Roberts for that.

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs. This is the 4th in the Alpha & Omega series. My heart still belongs to Mercy Thompson, but this was still very good. I don't feel like Briggs can do anything wrong and I really hope she does not tire of paranormal any time soon. In this one, Charles becomes so much more human and I loved seeing the local alphas reaction to an Omega wolf.

First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan. I hate to admit this, but this wasn't great to me. The story is. But I mostly disliked Ryan for most of the book. He was an overbearing jerk. Yes, I get it, he's completely hot for her, but dude, this is not the time. Stop it. I loved the sisterhood and the island and the locals, and there's one scene near the end that nearly redeems Ryan and completely seals my love for the island. I will definitely keep reading Morgan and the rest of the series, this one was just not a winner for me.


  1. Station Eleven was great. It was more high brow end of the world, if that makes any sense. I am used to end of the world books being all doom and gloom but this one was more subtle and hopeful.

  2. I think I'm going to be the last person in the world to read Station Eleven.

  3. I wish my copy of Dead Heat was here by now. I prefer Mercy, too, but I want to see what happens nonetheless because it is Briggs. :) I really liked Station Eleven, too. I have an older book by her to read soonish. (Which might even mean this year!)


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