Although I haven’t been posting much lately, I have been reading. I’m seven books behind on my GoodReads challenge though. Good thing I have a week off at the end of June. Maybe I can catch up.
Here’s a roundup of some of the books I’ve finished recently along with the GoodReads rating I gave them.
- And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman (4 stars)
- The Whites by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt (3 stars)
- In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume (3 stars)
- The Stranger by Harlan Coben (4 stars)
- The Liar by Nora Roberts (2 stars)
- Who Buries the Dead by C.S. Harris (5 stars)
- Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch (5 stars)
- He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis (3 stars)
- One in a Million by Jill Shalvis (3 stars)
- Blood Magick by Nora Roberts (2 stars)
I could not get into this series. I skipped to the end of this one to see how it turned out but never finished it.
- The Widower’s Two-Step by Rick Riordan (4 stars)
I will eventually finish this series. It’s really good.
- Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage by Barney Frank (4 stars)
Barney Frank is…well…frank about his political career in this memoir. It also serves as an excellent personal history of the gay rights movement.
- Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham (4 stars)
Better than average for a book based on a TV series. I like Veronica and am looking forward to future books.
- The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall (5 stars)
I’d give it 10 stars if I could. I so love this series and hope with all my heart that the Penderwicks have many more adventures.
- Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden (4 stars)
An interesting, engaging look at the experiences of two society women who taught for a year in turn-of-the-century Colorado.
- The Box and the Dragonfly by Ted Sanders (3 stars)
Just couldn’t get into this. I’m clearly not the target audience.
- A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear (4 stars)
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (2 stars)
Didn’t like the characters and couldn’t get into the story.
- First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen (5 stars)
Sarah Addison Allen’s books are enchanting. This one is no different. She’s one of my favorite writers.