Tag: reading challenge
The Last White Man #BookReview
‘..a white man, Anders, who one morning wakes up to find himself changed to a darker skin color and a different, unfamiliar appearance. Soon, more people begin to experience the same changes, and society finds itself divided and puzzled with questions about race, privilege, loss, love, belonging.
The Weight of Blood #BookReview
Maddie, has been passing as white her whole life per the strict abuse from her father, and we meet her as she’s having a really bad hair day at school. As white as she may look, apparently nothing can hide her wet afro.
Bliss Montage #BookReview
From a woman who lives in a house with all of her ex-boyfriends, to a toxic friendship built around a drug that makes you invisible, to an ancient ritual that might heal you of anything if you bury yourself alive, these and other scenarios reveal that the outlandish and the everyday are shockingly, deceptively, heartbreakingly similar.
Save Me From Dangerous Men #BookReview
Nikki Griffin isn’t your typical private investigator. In her office above her bookstore’s shelves and stacks, where she luxuriates in books and the comfort they provide, she also tracks certain men. Dangerous men.
Winnie needed an accomplice in her counterfeit handbag scheme. Ava, an uptight, California tax attorney turned new mom to a super colicky 3 year old, with a doctor husband, is not with it…at first.
Woman, Eating #BookReview
“A young, single, attractive vampire in the city, with none of the typical fears of daylight or garlic, can survive on pigs blood, lays around in a dark apartment pining for another woman’s man..”
Tender Is The Flesh #BookReview
Marcus is gifted a prime female from a vendor and refusal would be considered an insult. It is higher class to have a refrigerated room off the kitchen that allows you to slowly harvest pieces of your ‘head’. For example, arm meat, or cut off the entire arm for a large party.
The Poppy War #BookReview
Rin’s shamanic powers may be the only way to save her people. But as she finds out more about the god that has chosen her, the vengeful Phoenix, she fears that winning the war may cost her humanity . . . and that it may already be too late.
For Your Own Good #BookReview
Teddy really can’t be bothered with the death of a school parent that’s looking more and more like murder or the student digging a little too deep into Teddy’s personal life. His main focus is on pushing these kids to their full academic potential.
All he wants is for his colleagues—and the endlessly meddlesome parents—to stay out of his way.
The Nothing Man #BookReview
At the age of twelve, Eve Black was the only member of her family to survive an encounter with serial attacker the Nothing Man. Now an adult, she is obsessed with identifying the man who destroyed her life.
That Dangerous Energy #BookReview
“..sexy, page-turning storytelling in a novel of climate change in which the personal and the political collide for one woman torn between her own survival and the survival of the planet.”
True Crime Story #BookReview
Zoe Nolan, a nineteen-year-old Manchester University student, walked out of a party taking place in the shared accommodation where she had been living for three months.
She was never seen again.
Didn’t Nobody Give A Shit What Happened To Carlotta #BookReview
In this “razor-sharp” and “dangerously hilarious” novel that “hooks readers from the beginning” (Los Angeles Times), a trans woman reenters life on the outside after more than twenty years in a men’s prison, over one consequential Fourth of July weekend
My Darkest Prayer #BookReview
What starts out as an easy payday soon descends into a maze of mayhem filled with wannabe gangsters, vicious crime lords, porn stars, crooked police officers, and a particularly treacherous preacher and his mysterious wife. Nathan must use all his varied skills and some of his wit to navigate the murky waters of small town corruption even as dark secrets of his own threaten to come to the surface.
The Wife He Needs: Westmorland Legacy: The Outlaws, Book 1 #BookReview
The arrangement is simple: two weeks in Spain then a marriage of convenience. Until Garth Outlaw’s potential bride doesn’t show and pilot Regan Fairchild ends up sharing his bed. But Garth has vowed never to love again.
Inseparable at the time, they lose touch as they grow older, only to find each other later at a diner, then at a grocery store, and again at a protest. Seemingly at opposite ends of every problem, and in disagreement each time they meet, the two women still cannot deny the deep bond their shared…
Yes, Daddy #BookReview
follows an ambitious young man who is lured by an older, successful playwright into a dizzying world of wealth and an idyllic Hamptons home where things take a nightmarish turn.
A Touch Of Darkness (Hades and Persephone #1) #BookReview
I hate this was my first Hades and Persephone retelling…because, this was NOT a Hades and Persephone retelling. I mean those two were Gods – flawed, but still.
Fable and Namesake_ Book Reviews
We meet our tortured Fable as she is attempting to work her way off a piece of shit island filled with thieves, that her dad abandoned her on, the day after she saw her mother drown.
For the Wolf & For the Throne #BookReview
At first I thought this one would be based on Little Red Riding Hood but, in the end, it gave me more Beauty and the Beast. Except, maybe Little Red isn’t that good and the wolf isn’t that bad!
Helen Hoang: The Kiss Quotient, The Bride Test, & The Heart Principle #BookReview
Helen Hoang however has introduced me to a new niche – writing about nuerodivergent characters! I think this idea is so cool and I tend to like ‘quirky’ characters
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Currently reading…Sanderson’s Mistborn Trilogy
Low Pressure #BookReview
Bellamy was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Bellamy’s fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene as well as her memory of one vital fact that still eludes her…
The Imortalists #BookReview
…probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds
Fake Accounts #BookReview
Narrated with seductive confidence and subversive wit, Fake Accounts challenges the way current conversations about the self and community, delusions and gaslighting, and fiction and reality play out in the internet age.
56 Days #BookReview
When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests that Ciara move in with him. She sees a unique opportunity for a new relationship to flourish without the pressure of scrutiny of family and friends. He sees it as an opportunity to hide who – and what – he really is.
The Noise #BookReview
the girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams. From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the sound only gets worse . . .
Nine Lives #BookReview
First, a well-liked old man is drowned on a beach in the small town of Kennewick, Maine. Then, a father is shot in the back while running through his quiet neighborhood in suburban Massachusetts. A frightening pattern is emerging, but what do these nine people have in common?
A House At The Bottom of The Lake #BookReview
For the teens, there is only one rule: no questions. And yet, how could a place so spectacular come with no price tag? Just because a house is empty, doesn’t mean nobody’s home.
Good Girl, Bad Girl #BookReviews
A girl is discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Half-starved and filthy, she won’t tell anyone her name, or her age, or where she came from. Maybe she is twelve, maybe fifteen. She doesn’t appear in any missing persons file, and her DNA can’t be matched to an identity.
Billy Summers #BookReview
Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit…what could go wrong?
Remote Control #BookReview
“She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”
The Right Swipe #BookReview
Rhiannon Hunter, is a dating app creator, credited with revolutionizing the digital dating world for what sounds like a cross of Match and Backpage. She’s straightforward about her desire for well orchestrated, occasional hook ups with sexy men.
The Midnight Library #BookReview
Nora, a young woman dogged by depression and overall unhappiness is attempting suicide, but after life, and before death, she finds herself in a library…the books represent all the lives she could have led if for different choices and circumstances.
What We Lose #BookReview
The best parts of this book are Thandi describing loosing her mom and remembering, or struggling to remember the small things about her.
The Personal Librarian #BookReview
her lightness was the families ticket to better housing, food, schools, jobs, everything. And she was relied upon to use it and wasn’t given a choice.
If Only For One Night #BookReview
he plot is about 2 people that meet during a weak time in both of their marriages and offer comfort to one another. Are they soulmates? Would you give it all up for your soulmate? The story is told from both of their perspectives, eventually.
A Promised Land #BookReview
Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making.
The Good Sister #BookReview
Diverse characters, issues of mental heath and personality disorders, non-traditional lifestyles…a good read for sure!
The Rib King #BookReview
For a dinner party one night, the cook and groundskeeper concoct a sauce the guests fall in love with. The Barclays, not their African American servants, are approached with a deal to sell the recipe a
Game Changer #BookReview
Ash is playing in a game when a particularly hard hit sends him spiraling into a parallel universe where he discovers things can get very different.
The story is told from the perspective of a young boy, Jamie and guess what? He can see dead people.
One of Us Is Lying #BookReview
Simon, dies suddenly during a detention session. Simon was messy boots and ran a blog site known for gossiping about teenagers lives, including cheating on test, in relationships and being gay.
Someone Knows #BookReview
We’re the only ones left, we should get together and talk about what we did!” “Sure, I’ll meet you in the most remote location you can find to talk!” You get my drift?
The Outsider #BookReview
a long, epic tale, of practical but also somehow outerworldly evil, visited upon an entire town of people. No one is safe. A kid is brutally violated and murdered
The Last Story of Mina Lee #BookReview
The story is narrated by both Margot and Mina. Mina, going back in time telling us her story of how she arrived in America from Korea and how she came to meet some of the people in her life
Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading the Great American Company #BookReview
Leading a company through any ONE of these events would be career making and interesting…to lead a company the size of mid-sized country through ALL of them (and many more) is mind blowing.
I Found You #BookReview
“Lilly’s perfect husband of 3 weeks has disappeared. One minute he was texting her from the train, an hour from home, and the next, vanished. The police have no clues,…”