TOP TEN TUESDAY | BEST BOOKS I READ IN 2015

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  2015 has been a pretty darn good reading year for me. Not only that, but it’s been varied – I’ve read great books from a whole bunch of different genres and styles. I mean really, it doesn’t get better than that! There were way more than 10 that stood out for me, but here are the ones I think… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | SHADOW AND BONE – LEIGH BARDUGO

  If you read YA books and haven’t been living under a rock, this series has been on your radar for a couple of years now. It’s been Tweeted about, quoted, squeed over and highly anticipated. As usual, I put off reading it because I’m wary of hype and worry that books won’t live up to their reputations. I finally… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | NEW-TO-ME AUTHORS I READ IN 2015

  I’ve had a great reading year this year, so I’ve got a lot of authors to choose from for this post. there are a few obvious picks, and then some that took me wonderfully by surprise. So let’s get down to it!               Michael Christie – If I Fall, If I Die Paula Hawkins – The Girl On… Read more »

MONTHLY WRAP-UP | NOVEMBER 2015

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  Well, another month has come and gone! Here in Canada that means the weather is getting chilly and Christmas is, well, pretty much everywhere. I’m a fan of Christmas, though, so no complaints here! I haven’t been reading my usual variety of books lately, but I have gotten through a fair number of cozy mysteries – a genre I… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #26

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  Looking back, I haven’t done a My Week On Wednesday post in about two months. Oops! That was not the plan. Here’s hoping I can get back to my regular scheduled posting going forward. Here’s what I got into over the past week: Just shelved:                   I’ve been very into the Agatha Raisin series by M.C…. Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | 2016 NOVELS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO

I have to admit that I’m not on top of 2016 releases at all. I don’t have any clue which books I should be eagerly anticipating, let alone which are debuts and which debuts are going to take the book world by storm. So I had to resort to Googling, and some of these aren’t debuts, but hey, they are… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA – BECKY ALBERTALLI

  This book has been on my radar for months, mostly due to the hundreds of pictures featuring it along with packages of Oreos on my Twitter feed. I put off reading it half because I was scared it wouldn’t live up to the hype, and half because if it did, I wanted to save it. But this month has… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | EXTRAORDINARY MEANS – ROBYN SCHNEIDER

  I started this book sitting in a bookstore and before I knew it I was in the third chapter. When I finally got my own copy and sat down to read it in earnest, I ended up finishing the entire thing in one sitting. Which is always a good sign. The story is an interesting one. It’s a fictional… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | DEBUT AUTHORS WHOSE NEXT BOOK I CAN’T WAIT TO READ

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is debut authors whose first book has me clamouring to read their second. I cannot even tell you how frustrated I become when I absolutely love a book, finish it, and then go looking for more…. only to discover there aren’t any yet! I mean, I guess it’s something to look forward to,… Read more »