2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 6 books toward her goal of 240 books.

Book Review: Payback by Lorenzo Carcaterra

I really enjoy these Tin Badge books. This is the second in series. The first, Tin Badges, was a great setup, and I really feel connected to the world that the author has established. Carcaterra has done a marvelous job assembling a cast of characters that are relatable, a jumble of personalities, and personable enough […]

Book Review: The Somebody People by Bob Proehl

I absolutely loved The Nobody People. But I read it a year ago, and I don’t remember a lot of the details although I do remember it being character-driven, which is where the challenge came for me this time around…


Book Review Blurb: The Mystery of Henri Pick by David Foenkinos

I LOVED this one!! It had all the magical lyricism I love about French stories from authors like Antoine Laurain, with a sweet underlying sensibility that just resonated for me… I’m pretty much a sucker for any books about books/authors, but there was something truly magical in this one. The idea of a library of […]

Book Review: Lazarus by Lars Kepler


I love this series – Joona Linna is incredible, Saga Bauer is amazing, Jurek Walter is a horrifyingly perfect villain, and the investigations, pursuit, evasion, and supporting characters are all immaculate in construction, set up, and execution. The books are DARK, but there is a pathos to the series that has resonated with […]

Book Review: Perish by L.C. Barlow

This is such a fabulous, dark, surprising series! I loved Pivot, the first book – from the opening salvo in which Jack learns to kill as a 6 year old girl, to her growth into a surprisingly strong (mentally as well as physically) young woman who delivers the comeuppance Cyrus so desperately deserved, it was […]