Still working on it but I'm running out of time!
1. A book based on a fairy tale
2. A National Book Award winner
3. A YA bestseller: THE WAY TO GAME THE WALK OF SHAME by Jenn P. Nguyen
4. A book you haven't read since high school
5. A book set in your home state: TO BREW OR NOT TO BREW by Joyce Tremel
6. A book translated to English: THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George
7. A romance set in the future: SURVIVOR IN DEATH by J D Robb
8. A book set in Europe: LONGBOURNE by Jo Baker
9. A book that's under 150 pages: WRONG MOVE by Emma Fawkes
10. A New York Times bestseller: H IS FOR HAWK by Helen Macdonald
11. A book that's becoming a movie this year: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
12. A book recommended by someone you just met: HER COWBOY DOM by Bliss Brant
13. A self-improvement book
14. A book you can finish in a day: BAKED: RED VELVET RAPTURE by Collen Charles
15. A book written by a celebrity
16. A political memoir
17. A book at least 100 years older than you: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
18. A book that's more than 600 pages: SECRETS OF THE DEEP by E. G. Foley
19. A book from Oprah's Book Club
20. A science-fiction novel: THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE by Neil Gaiman
21. A book recommended by a family member: WARRIORS: INTO THE WILD by Erin Hunter
22. A graphic novel: NIMONA by Noelle Stevenson
23. A book that is published in 2016: BAIT, BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE by Colleen Charles
24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation: THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND by Katarina Bivald
25. A book that takes place in the summer: THE LION by Cerise DeLand
26. A book and its prequel: MYSTIC ISLE by Patricia Rice (prequel)
27. A murder mystery: ONE O'CLOCK HUSTLE by Joanne Pence
28. A book written by a comedian
29. A dystopian novel: THE GENERAL'S DAUGHTER by Heather Knight
30. A book with a blue cover: DIVIDED IN DEATH by J. D. Robb
31. A book of poetry
32. The first book you see in a bookstore
33. A classic from the 20th Century: BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS by Kurt Vonnegut
34. A book from the library: BETTYVILLE by George Hodgman
35. A book about a road trip: TURN LEFT AT THE TROJAN HORSE by Brad Hezog
36. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with: THE BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE by Ta-Nehisi Coates
37. A satirical book: THE MAD ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN KLUTZ by Don Martin
38. A book that takes place on an island: PIRATE HUNTERS: TREASURE, OBSESSION, AND THE SEARCH FOR A LEGANDARY PIRATE SHIP by Robert Kurson
39. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy: ROCK HER by Inglath Cooper
40. An autobiography: REDNECK IN THE PROMISED LAND by Ben Jones
Still working on it
Nothing's changed. I have 2 more books to read.
Still working on it
1. That scares you: THE TAMING by A. M. Rycrot
2. Last book of an author before he/she died or retired
3. By a Canadian author
4. Written under a pseudonym: THE LION by Cerise DeLand
5. Reread something: DIVIDED IN DEATH by J. D. Robb
6. Set on a ship: MYSTIC ISLE by Patricia Rice
7. Graphic novel: NIMONA by Noelle Stevenson
8. That you've pretended to have read: THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J. D. Salinger
9. Set in South America
10. By an author born the same year as you: PRISCILLA by Nicolas Shakespeare
11. Romance or love story: WRONG MOVE by Emma Fawkes
12. With an ugly cover
13. FREE SQUARE: DONE
14. With food as a theme: BAKED: RED VELVET RAPTURE by Colleen Charles
15. Published the year you were born: FOUR TO GO by Rex Stout
16. Gifted to you: MEDIUM RAW by Anthony Bourdain
17. Set in Europe: ROCK HER by Inglath Cooper
18. Popular Psychology
19. With an animal on the cover: BLESS HER DEAR LITLE HEART by Miranda James
20. At least 800 pages
21: On a topic currently in the news: BROKEN by Foxy Tale
22. Reread a favorite book: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
23. By or about a member of LGBTQ community: BETTYVILLE by George Hodgson
24. With a one-word title: JAX by Lane Hart
25. Recommended by a family member: WARRIORS: INTO THE WILD by Erin Hunter
|I found this book interesting but way too short. While I liked her idea of teaching our children on respecting and valuing women, I would like to have had examples on how to do it. I would have liked to see success stories of women being valued and respected. This is a very timely book. Unfortunately we have not come as far as we think and hope.|
|Kelsey goes to a romance book conference. She's an author who does not believe in the kind of love she writes. She meets superfan Jas who is tailed by her brother, Aaron, who is trying to keep her out of trouble and in a job. As Kelsey and Aaron follow Jas around Las Vegas to keep her from making a big "life ruining" mistake, they both start to rethink their ideas of love.
I liked Jas. I am so glad she was in the book. She was bigger than life and kept me from throwing this book against the wall. Kelsey and Aaron are clichéd. If you can write it, you can't be as jaded as Kelsey thought she was. You have to believe a little. I had a hard time with Aaron being so under his father's thumb. He needed to take a lesson from Jas on how to live.
The story was okay but the end leaves so many possibilities open and I wanted to see how they changed their lives instead of getting a epilogue and having to use my imagination.
|Classic story of a first year teacher in the NYC school district in the 1960's. It tells of her ups and downs, successes and failures. It is relatable even if you are not a teacher. The absurdity of the bureaucracy is very believable. It is a wonder the students learn anything with all the rules and regulations and disregard this memos that fly between teachers and administration. Sylvia Barrett made a difference to her students. I would like to know what happened to her, Joe Ferone, and Alice. The others seem to have made it out alive.|
|Action adventure story of Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver. I enjoyed this classic. I'm not sure that it is for children but I had a good time reading it. It was fun reading the phrases that come to mind when thinking of pirates of days gone by (Shiver my timbers, Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum.) It's also nice to know that the classic Mr. Magoo Illustrated Classics cartoon followed the book very well. This is a fun read.|
|Erin has been Cassia’s professor so she could not act upon her feelings. When the last day of the semester arrives and Cassia fails to come to her office one final time, Erin finishes the work she needs to do for the end of semester. Almost done, she hears a knocking at her office door. When she unlocks the door, she finds Cassia there ready to show Erin how much Erin means to her.
I liked these women. I liked that Cassia knew the rules and, instead of placing Erin’s job in jeopardy, she waited to act on her desires. When they finally give in, the sex is hot with a touch of the forbidden added to make it so much hotter.
I’d enjoy seeing where Cassia and Erin could go with this relationship. I also like to see how outside influences would change it.
|Maple and Grant have been a couple for a while. Maple thinks over the night they met at a political fundraiser.
I enjoyed this tongue-in-cheek story. It is very timely. I like seeing Maple and Grant again. They are an interesting and powerful couple. Learning their back story was fun. I chuckled at it. The humor is extremely current and, depending on your point of view, very accurate. I loved it!
I look forward to more of Maple and Grant.
Caroline and her family go canoeing and have fun on the water during their trip. Through the story and illustrations children are taught about animals, counting, and water safety. There's no preaching here. A simple story that shows how a family has fun together.
|Brooke and Todd are in a 24/7 Master/slave relationship but are having problems. Todd has made arrangements to get them both training they need to help their relationship.
I liked how both Brooke and Todd wanted to work to improve their relationship. I liked that Todd learns what Brooke feels as a sub during his training. I also like that Brooke was not a doormat. She may not have gone about it in an acceptable manner within their relationship but she was not going to give up. I enjoyed watching them grow both as people and a couple.
I only have a couple more books in this series. I'm going to read them slowly so I don't have to miss the Mustangs and their players.
Four short stories with Nero Wolf and Archie Goodwin. I like the longer books rather than the short stories. These four stories did not give me the satisfaction of watching Nero and Archie outwit the police and solve the murders. Three of the stories revolve around holidays and the last is based on Cramer's quote. I liked Murder is No Joke the best because it showed more of Archie and Nero figuring out what was wrong with a series of events in the story
|The next adventure of the chicks. This time we see them on a stake out. They are funny as they prepare for the stake out then do it. Their observations are wild. Sugar doesn't let the facts stand in the way of her theory. Dirt is more realistic and they all need to pay more attention to Sweetie. Again another fun romp with the chicks and Momma to straighten them out.|
|The chicks second case involves two clients. As Sugar sees the clues differently, the chicks come though and solve the mystery. This is a fun series that causes me to laugh out loud. I love it and hope more are to come.|
|This is a spin-off of the J. J. Tully series. The chicks now have their own series. The chicks get their first client, a squirrel. I loved how Sugar sees the clues differently than the others. J. J. has to come to the rescue but the chicks are fun as they solve their first mystery despite the clues. Don't let the facts stand in the way. This is a wonderful series for beginning readers.|