Saturday, September 23, 2017

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Title: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
Author: Sherman Alexie
Publisher:  Little, Brown
ISBN: 978-0-316-27075-5
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts:  This memoir runs the gamut of every emotion.  Even though it is a mixture of poetry and prose, the entire volume is very poetic.

Rating: 4/5

Around the World in Eighty Days

Title: Around the World in Eighty Days
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher:  Tantor
ISBN: 9780991215898
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Interesting story from a historical perspective.  Definitely not something that could be written today.

Rating: 3/5

Stacking the Shelves: 9/17-9/23

For review (on Bookloons):
Spinning by Tillie Walden

Won:
Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

First Reads from Goodreads:
Fool Me Once by Catherine Bybee
City of Spies by Sorayya Khan
Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh
White Water Passion by Dawn Luedecke
The Map to You by Lindy Zart

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dying Light

Title: Dying Light 
Author: Kory M. Shrum
Publisher:  self
ISBN: 9780991215898
Why Read?: Fresh Fiction

Thoughts: I've read the first book, but this is the fourth.  A lot must have happened between the two and it was not easy to jump right in and stay in.

Rating: 2/5

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 9/10-9/16

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Breathless by Tara Goedjen
Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

First Reads from Goodreads:
Second to None by Nancy Herkness
Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The End of Men

Title: The End of Men 
Author: Karen Rinaldi
Publisher:  Harper Perennial
ISBN: 978-0-06-256899-1
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: So many things about this book were confusing - the chronological jumping around between characters, the title, and the lack of depth.  This just made it feel very disjointed and flimsy.

Rating: 2/5

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hir

Title: Hir
Author: Taylor Mac
Publisher:  Dramatists
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3495-1
Why Read?: Scriptd

Thoughts: The playwright describes this as "absurd realism" and I cannot think of any better way to describe it as it is very absurd, but parts are also very human.

Rating: 4/5