Good morning, Everybody. I've been busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest, but I did manage to find time to read this week.
Unfortunately, I'm down to one unread ebook, so I'd better get cracking this weekend or I'll be without new books to read. The one I have left is a cozy mystery. Still have loads and loads of hardcopies, but I need to get some more of those, too.
40) Crossed by Death by ACF Bookens (7/22/22) - Cozy Mystery* - 4 stars. New to me but not underappreciated. Free off the ENT newsletter.
Review: "Interesting premise with a slightly different kind of heroine. And I totally didn't figure out whodunnit before the reveal."
39) The Daemoniac by Kat Ross (7/17/22) - Paranormal Historical Mystery*1 - 5 stars. Not new to me, since I already read the 5th book in this series, and it has plenty of reviews. Free on Amazon which I discovered after I'd finished the 5th book and went looking for it.
Review: "Excellent story! I actually read the 5th book in this series first and then went back to the beginning. I'm glad I did. I'm looking forward to reading the others along the way. Definitely worth reading, even if you don't start at the beginning."
Currently reading... since I finished that cozy mystery not long before bed last night, I didn't have time to start anything else.
What was on your reading radar last week?
I've finished 93 books of my 150-book challenge, which puts me 10 books ahead. I only managed 2 books this week. There was other stuff going on that kept me off the "headphones." I've got a cushion so I'm not too concerned about staying on pace.ReplyDelete
93 - Book Lovers, Emily Henry, contemporary romance, 4.5 stars rounded up to five for...reasons. New to me but NOT underappreciated. This book is 1st POV Present, which drives me nuts as a rule. It took me a couple of days to get into the "rhythm." The narrator was perfect for this story. It's snarky and funny with interesting "leads." Though told strickly through the heroines POV, the hero is a huge part of the story. Their Big Foot Porn convo is the reason for the upgrade. She's a literary agent. He's an in-demand editor. It's small-town romance between two New Yorkers. No, really. Our buddy Jen recommended it.
92 - When He's Sinful ((The Olympus Pride #3), Suzanne Wright, paranormal romance. 4 stars. This is the current addition to the series, though #4 is out in digital and paperback, but not audio yet. 😠 These books are dark and dirty (I could do with a little less of the dirty) but the quirky characters and types of shifters make up for it. This book involves a bear cat (aka red panda) and a tiger. Quite a bit of humor and many, MANY red herrings in the mystery/suspense arc.
Currently reading BETWIXT by Darynda Jones. Women's Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy. I guess. The MC is in her mid-40s. Jones has a quirky sense of humor and readers either totally get it and enjoy it or are put off by it. The next book I'm waiting to drop is still 16 days out. I plan to read the previous 5 books in the series and finish up in a timely fashion so I can immediately zip into the new one. I will quickly devour this books so I needed something to occupy me for a few days. After two days of stewing, I settled on this book. She was scammed out of everything by her ex and his mother and then her grandmother (previously unknown as she was adopted) drops a house in Salem into her lap after grandmother dies. There's a big mystery about her past, a hunky kilt-wearing handyman, handsome chief of police, a black cat, and the house's name is Percival. I'm enjoying it but not compelled to listen every second. Just what I need at the moment.
Good luck on your book hunt! Happy reading.