It's time again for another reading wrap-up. I wish I could've read more, but the DNFs put me behind.
Books Obtained: None this week. I did get two suspenses that I forgot to mention last week.
Recently obtained ebooks left to read: a mystery, a SF, a paranormal suspense, and a thriller.
18) The Holly House Mystery (Inspector Chance #1.5) by John Bainbridge (3/1/19) - Mystery*2 - 5 stars. Not new to me, but an underappreciated 2nd book. Heard about the sale on this one from the FB Group 'Mystery & Thriller Publicity and Book Club'. 99c.
First off, I didn't realize
this was a novella until about 3/4 of the way through, which was kind
of disappointing. Other than that, it was a truly enjoyable story that I
wished would've been longer."
17) The Glass Flame by Phyllis Whitney (2/28/19) - Romantic Suspense - 5 stars. Neither new to me nor underappreciated. Picked this up at the thrift store last week for 50c.
thought I'd read this one years ago, but I didn't remember any of it
reading it this time. This is the kind of Phyllis Whitney novel that
made me a fan of hers."
3/1/19 - I started a romantic suspense that I snagged on a whim. It was well-written and the story itself held my interest. Unfortunately, by like 10%, I didn't like the MC. Can't really get past that unless there's a glimmer of some redeeming qualities there somewhere. Didn't see any.
2/24/19 - Tried reading the MG urban fantasy again. I guess the
previous DNF of this was telling me something. It wasn't just that I
wasn't in the mood. The dialogue was wooden and the plot seemed
2/23/19 - I DNF'd the zombie book. I got to a point where I determined there was no way I could give it more than 3 stars. It was exciting. It could've been so much better than it was. But there were too many flaws - editing flaws, proofreading flaws, things left hanging- and then it got all weird on me. I hung on longer than I would've because I really did want to see what would happen, but eventually, while trying to sleep last Saturday, I realized I was just spinning my wheels. I have too many books to read to waste time like that. =o(
I started what the author is calling an 'urban fantasy mystery'. So far, so good.
What have you been reading lately?