December 14, 2019

Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders
by Billy Jensen

4****

I don't read much true crime, but the author had a really thoughtful, kind approach to telling these stories. he put the focus on the victims and this was quite moving. Some cases stuck with me more than others, but all in all, it's definitely a worthwhile read, especially if you were as gripped as I was by I'll Be Gone in the Dark by...

December 12, 2019

 

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

5*****

I don't know why it took me so long to read this, but it was worth the hype! Krueger has a wonderful talent for creating characters and I was invested in the story from start to finish. I am usually a little skeptical about books being told through the eyes of a child, but it is done so well in this case (as is also true for one of my all-time favorites The Power of One by Bryce Cou...

December 10, 2019

How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones

4.5*****

I had listened to an interview with the author on an NPR podcast and it intrigued me enough to pick up this book. Jones has a very engaging style of writing that feels almost like fiction (in some cases, when he is abused for being gay you wish it were fiction!) It is strange to me, sometimes, when people who are still quite young - he is in his thirties - write memoirs, but Jon...

December 9, 2019

It's Mystery Monday on The Princess and the Pen, where I highlight a few mystery novels on my radar. I come across so many mysteries on Goodreads, from social media and word-of-mouth recommendations and Mystery Monday will feature a small selection of those. Some are debut authors, others well-established. One thing they all have in common, though, is that they might make my to-read mountain topple over!

If you would like to pa...

December 6, 2019

It's Friday, which means it's time for Link Love, where I share some of my favorite bookish articles and blogs from the past week. There are quite a few links I found interesting and worth sharing this week. I hope you find something here you enjoy. Happy reading!

Books to round out the year...

9 Books You Should Read in December

For something a little different...

The 25 Best Comic Books According to Goodreads

A look back...

26 Boo...

December 5, 2019

The Guardians by John Grisham

2**

I am sadly in the minority of readers who did not care for this book, which is disappointing because I was excited to read it. However, though Grisham does offer insight into the prison system and the story he outlines is probably and tragically not unrealistic, I just couldn't get into it. Cullen Post is a good man, but he is also such a cliche, and I had trouble really connecting to any of th...

December 4, 2019

This Week in Books is a weekly round-up hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found. In this post I look back on a book I've finished, highlight one I am currently reading, and one I will read in the near future. What are you reading these days?

THEN: I finished James Brabazon's My Friend the Mercenary. It was very engaging, even if Brabazon irritated me at times. He does not gloss over ugliness, which, at times, makes the book difficult t...

December 2, 2019

It's Mystery Monday on The Princess and the Pen, where I highlight a few mystery novels on my radar. I come across so many mysteries on Goodreads, from social media and word-of-mouth recommendations and Mystery Monday will feature a small selection of those. Some are debut authors, others well-established. One thing they all have in common, though, is that they might make my to-read mountain topple over!

If you would like to pa...

November 29, 2019

It's Friday, which means it's time for Link Love, where I share some of my favorite bookish articles and blogs from the past week. There are quite a few links I found interesting and worth sharing this week. I hope you find something here you enjoy. Happy reading!

For some holiday entertainment, if the family doesn't bring enough drama;-)

The Best Literary Adaptations to Stream Over Thanksgiving Break (Or Right Now)

Belated casti...

November 27, 2019

This Week in Books is a weekly round-up hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found. In this post I look back on a book I've finished, highlight one I am currently reading, and one I will read in the near future. What are you reading these days?

THEN: I finished How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones. It's a memoir, which isn't usually something I gravitate towards, but I found Jones had a really engaging writing style that read almost...

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