Currently reading on my kindle. So maddening and such an important piece of journalism.
Currently reading on my kindle. So maddening and such an important piece of journalism.
I borrowed this one from the library since I wasn't sure how much I'd like it. I read a good amount of true crime so I was skeptical about reading a novel about a serial killer on death row. Ultimately, I did find this book to be very good. It is definitely literary fiction which won't be for everyone. It was gritty and some parts were rough. Also, the author kept referencing the smell of character's breath. I could do without that! 4 ⭐
Beach reading ☀️I couldn‘t put this one down! I didn‘t care for the author from the beginning, but he grew on me. The case is fascinating. The chapters are short. I liked all the small connections explored by Renner. Must read for true crime fans. 5⭐️
I was so excited to get an #ARC of this book on #NetGalley! I‘m a huge fan of The Challenge. It‘s one of the only shows I‘ll watch real time as it airs each week so I was thrilled for a deep dive book! However, this was more of a magazine article about each person profiled turned into one book. I enjoyed it, but it left me wanting more. I was hoping for a deep dive on the show itself, production, scandals, etc. 3⭐️ Pub Date: 10/25/2022
I love the author‘s stated mission: end workplace harassment in her lifetime. Bold and necessary. I highlighted a lot of passages in the book. It‘s written in a format I‘m seeing more of lately - memoir + tips and tools. The resources at the end of the book were excellent too. Thank you #NetGalley and #IndigoRiverPublishing for the ARC! #MoreThanWords
The description of this book on #NetGalley drew me in immediately. It met my expectations and I‘d absolutely read more of this genre. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in true crime, police procedures, homicide investigations, and memoir. If you‘re a fan of Law & Order: SVU, I would put this on your must-read list. Thank you NetGalley and Dundurn Press for providing this book for review consideration! 4⭐️
Love this audiobook version! I have the hard copy as well. As a fan of The Office and the Office Ladies podcast, this was an obvious 5⭐️ read for me. I loved the last few chapters the most since it was generally all new content for me. Highly recommend!
This book was so fun! 💗 I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely read more from Hazelwood! I picked up a copy at the train station because the copy I ordered for book club was unexpectedly delayed. Read about half of it on the train home and then finished the other half within a few short sittings. 4⭐️
My latest #romance read for bookclub. This one was a solid 3⭐️ for me. It took a while for the main characters to meet in person and then other parts felt rushed. There were a few exceptional lines that made me laugh, but on the other hand I had to suspend disbelief quite a bit for some plot points. Have you read this one and if so, what did you think?
Recently finished this #audiobook. Really enjoyed it even though it wasn‘t exactly what I expected. The title and subtitle makes it seem like it is a self-help type book, but I felt it started that way and went heavy into memoir territory. I enjoy memoirs so that worked for me overall. I started it on a dreary day, but listened on many spring and summer days. If you‘re a seasonal reader, save this one for Fall. 4⭐️
I could not put down this thriller! This is my second Nova Lee Maier book (pseudonym of Dutch bestselling author Esther Verhoef). I‘ve now ordered her other two books that have been translated to English. She‘s written several more that haven‘t been translated yet so hopefully someone is working on those too! This was 5⭐️
Well this was a fun romance! It came highly recommended by the romance bookclub I recently attended and it did not disappoint. It took me a few chapters to get invested, but then I was all in! And there were a few pop culture references I loved (hello Jurassic Park 🦖). So glad I read this one! 4⭐️
I loved this book! Had no idea Sy Montgomery had written so much in addition to The Soul of an Octopus and I‘ll be reading lots more of her backlist. Found this at the library and since I read it, I‘ve ordered a copy for my shelves. 5⭐️
This was an excellent book. It was well researched and compelling. Kessler painted such a strong picture of what it‘s like to go from inside prison walls to outside them and why it‘s so hard. Their stories were both heartbreaking and inspiring. I‘m so glad Kessler brought these life stories to the page. Highly recommend and I will absolutely read more by this author. Pub date 04/19/2022. #netgalley #freebylaurenkessler
One of my latest bookclub reads. It was interesting and kept me turning the pages! I‘d never heard of this amusement park in NJ before and the owner was quite a character! Enjoyed the book, but full disclosure, really don‘t like the cover 🙈 Read it on my kindle so the cover wasn‘t in front of me each time I went to read it. 4⭐️
Well, I didn‘t know if I‘d ever truly get around to reading this book on my shelf, but a favorite author and podcaster Laura Tremaine hosts a Stephen King Summer book club and this was the first selection this summer. It wasn‘t as scary as I thought it would be! But I still left it face down anytime I wasn‘t reading it SK is an amazing writer - the opening scene was so real. 💧 It feels like a huge accomplishment to have read this! 4.5⭐️
Freebie from Amazon. I liked the premise of this book, but the writing was really lacking to me. It felt like I was reading an adult book with sentences for middle schoolers. I liked that this one exposed me to a different culture and was different than most books I usually read. Unfortunately though only 2⭐️.
I read this as a buddy read with one of the Currently Reading podcast hosts and I‘m so glad I did. Had great discussions with some other CR listeners. I like to read things from perspectives other than mine. This was written from a Christian perspective and I think we need more books like this to speak up for ending gun violence from a religious perspective. 4⭐️
Read this one for a bookclub last month and it was so good! If you like to read true crime and enjoy visiting National Parks, this is a must read. The author does a great job detailing what happened surrounding the crime and the investigation. The fumbles and mistakes in the beginning of the investigation still have repercussions today. The author also does a great job explaining her connections to the victims and honoring them. 5⭐️
I was drawn to this book by the Korean characters and history. I fell in love with the main character right away. We get insight into his thoughts and feelings, and he‘s so endearing. There were a few pop culture references scattered throughout which were well done. Some of the historical elements were devastating, but the book was redeeming overall. Recommend! 4/5 ⭐️ Received an egalley from NetGalley. Thanks to the publisher Simon & Schuster!
Vacation reading on a cruise ship. Perfect time for me to read mysteries and thrillers. This one came recommended by The Currently Reading podcast. Quite an interesting read. I liked all the characters and found the plot compelling. I read on kindle and it had a sample chapter of another book at the end so my percent read was misleading which affected the pacing of the ending for me. Lesson learned. 4/5 ⭐️
Glad to be done with this book. Obviously not as good as the original and wayyyy too long. Scarlett is annoying for a good portion of the book. I did not need all her inner thoughts on every event in the book. Some plot points don‘t get resolved which is just unacceptable for a book of this length.
Such a great collection of essays! Highly recommend. I listened to the book on audio which was ready by Glory Edim. It includes a long list of additional book recommendations which I really appreciated. 5⭐️
Sad and beautiful. A few parts were too literary for me with obscure references. But, I don‘t think people talk about the reality of death and grief enough. This book explores it deeply and superficially. Feelings and day to day life. Recommend, 4⭐️
This is an excellent work of non-fiction highlighting a little known, or at least rarely discussed, part of workplace and feminist history. The mix of historical events and the individuals profiled in this book were fascinating. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in workplace history, unions, airline history, feminism and unsung heroes of the past. Thank you to Doubleday for the ARC! 📚 Out 4/19/2022!
I read this book last year for bookclub and really enjoyed it! It was also infuriating to read about how Elizabeth Packard and so many other women were treated by their husbands, the medical establishment and the law during this time period. The book looks intimidating in length, but it read quickly. Highly recommend!
Finished this bookclub pick this morning. Such a great read. I‘ve never thought much about the mothers of these Civil Rights leaders which is exactly why the world needs this book. I enjoyed reading about their life stories and how they influenced their sons. Highly recommend. 5⭐️
I‘m looking forward to reading this book after it came recommended by An Unlikely Story on their Indie Press List from the Currently Reading podcast! The thank you card was a nice touch 😊 #currentlyreadingpodcast #indiepresslist #indiebookstore
Finished this one back in December. It was my bookclub pick for Q4. I really enjoyed The Alice Network and wanted to read another by Kate Quinn. This one could‘ve been shorter, but overall I enjoyed reading it. The story was compelling and the parts about the Soviet women pilots in the war were quite good. If you like historical fiction, this is a good one.
Started this series for an escape. My mom had surgery earlier this week (planned, everything went well) and I‘m her primary caregiver during her first seven days of recovery. I wanted something to distract me and Kendra The Lazy Genius loves this series so we will see how this works out!
Started this one today for a February #bookclub ❤️
Picked up this book on a whim in an airport bookstore and read it while traveling. It was a fun book to start and had a lot of depth as it progressed. I liked the ending being more open-ended than wrapped in a bow. 4⭐️
TW: discussion of suicide