My GoodReads 2014 Reading Challenge Stats

Here’s a link to the books I’ve read this year thus far. I’m certain I wouldn’t have read this many books so far this year without this challenge. I like to challenge myself – I like deadlines because they (sometimes) push me to actually GET SOMETHING DONE. Can you believe the year is half over?!?

Book Review: The Sholes Key

Amazon Kindle link My Grade: C Author’s Website Plot / Premise All across London, single mothers are vanishing. Margaret Hill, mother of two, walked out of her house two months before, never seen again. A month later, Carrie-Anne Morgans takes her two-year-old son for a walk in the park and disappears leaving him alone in … Continue reading

Book Review: The Do-Over

Amazon Kindle link My Grade: B- Author’s Website Plot / Premise Just before her fortieth birthday, Mara Jane Mulligan, devoted wife and mother, runs out of bubble bath, and the ensuing panic attack drives her to Canada for more. She realizes that one foamy soak probably won’t cure what ails her, so she takes a … Continue reading

So Many Books, So Little Time

I can’t read enough. According to my account, I’ve read 43 books this year (so far). I’m assuming that’s correct, why would Good Reads lie to me? Honestly, I would have guessed half that many. I really feel like I’ve dropped the reading ball this year. But right now? I can’t read enough. I’m … Continue reading

Book Review: The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back

Amazon Kindle link My Grade: A- Author’s Website Plot / Premise Everyone knows how all those fairy tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust. But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, … Continue reading

Book Review: Beyond Nostalgia

My Grade: D Plot / Premise Born with blue in his collar instead of his veins, best-selling author Dean Cassidy chronicles his soul-scarring rise from New York’s darkest alleys to a place high atop the literary world. As difficult and unlikely as such a climb is, there’s yet another force working against Dean. He’s forever … Continue reading