09 November 2021

Show Us Your Books - October 2021

Second Tuesday of November already?!?

It looks like I read hardly anything in October, but I actually have a few more reviews ready but not published yet. You'll get to hear about those next month ;)

I'm still sharing what I finished as part of Show Us Your Books with Jana Says and Life According to Steph. Not sure how I'm going to keep track of my reading and reviews next year. With work and all, I've struggled to get each monthly summary post up this year. Have you found some other system that works for you? I post reviews on both my blog and Books I Think You Should Read. Maybe just an annual post that I keep updating as my reviews post? I just dunno.

Oh well. I'll certainly finish up November and December with Show Us Your Books - As always, title links go to Goodreads, and the review links to go the review either on my blog or Books I Think You Should Read. As always, thank you to Netgalley and publishers who let me read their books for free - receiving books for free never influences my review. 

Finished Reading:

Litani by Jess Lourey - I've got to admit, part of what I liked best about this book was its setting in the 1980s midwest. Home, sweet home. Except the part where it was about satan worshippers and child abductions and abuse. This book was a very well told fiction about a real hysteria in the 80s, at least for a bit. Frankie Jubilee is dropped in the middle of it all when her father dies and she is moved to her mother's house. She doesn't really know her mother and hasn't even visited in years, so it's not expected to be pleasant anyway. But 'not pleasant' was never expected to include a bunch of kids who don't trust anyone and don't really want any new friends, and a bunch of adults who could be predators. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars in my full review. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Gated Prey (Eve Ronin #3) by Lee Goldberg - I'm so happy I've been reading this series since the beginning (although the books would certainly stand alone fine as well). I enjoy Eve Ronin's character and her adventures. She's a detective, but her promotion has left her always cloaked in scandal. There are a lot of old-school 'boys club' officers who don't like her and never will. But she gets the last word every time by solving the unique crimes and seeing that justice is served. I gave this one 4 out of 4 stars in my full review. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions #1) by Michelle Hodkin - While the book was engagingly written and I finished it pretty quickly, I'm still not sure what was going on. Reading others' reviews, I see that I should have read the Mara Dyer series first to get to know and understand all the characters, who do seem like pretty interesting kids. Oh well. In my full review, I gave this one 3 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐

Christmas In Peachtree Bluff (Peachtree Bluff #4) by Kristy Woodson Harvey - This one was a fun holiday story about the Murphy women. While I haven't read the previous books, it was easy to catch up and get to know these strong female characters. In reading the previous summaries, these books aren't just straight fluff romances, but a lot more about their full characters and family dynamics. And of course, the other residents of the quaint town of Peachtree Bluff. In this one, part of the family finds themselves stuck in Peachtree Bluff during the first hurricane to hit the town in more than 100 years. In my full review, I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Currently Reading:

I'm a bit of the way into The Lighthouse Witches by C.J.  Cooke. It started out a little confusing, but I think I'm getting into the groove now. So far there are alternating viewpoints between single mom Liv and her three daughters on a creepy island with a 100+ year old lighthouse, in 1998, and Luna as the sole survivor of the family in 2012 (I think?) who still hopes her mom and two sisters will turn up...

Reading Next: 

How to Murder a Marriage by Gabrielle St. George, and The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton by Eleanor Ray. Or maybe something else. We'll see!

1 comment:

Kristy Woodson Harvey said...

Thank you for reading Christmas in Peachtree Bluff!