2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
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Book Review: The Murder of Harriet Monckton by Elizabeth Haynes

This was a wonderful find that arrived, quite literally, on my doorstep. I was sent a review copy by the good folks at Meryl Zegarek Public Relations. I hadn’t heard of the book or of Harriet Monckton, but was immediately drawn to the tale both by the blurb and the cover (mine is different than […]

Book Review Blurb: The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe is goofy (in the best possible way) and charming and engaging and endearing – he is who he is and does and says what he wants, and that is what I’ve always loved about him and his shows. The book reads exactly the way I imagined it would – it is full of […]

Book Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Well, THAT happened…

Yeah, that’s pretty much how I felt throughout a lot of this one. Jewell has crafted a bizarre, Shirley-Jackson-esque gothic family drama with cults and lost children and murder and suspicion and secrets and guilt and a host of other things that are almost overwhelming in their entirety but somehow work […]

Book Review Blurb: Malamander by Thomas Taylor

What an extremely cute, fun, and entertaining story this was! I loved the construct of the Malamander, and the two main characters were a delightful blend of charm, precocity, and, straight-up kid mischief. I loved the word play with character and location naming. Eerie-on-Sea and the Hotel Nautilus offered a marvelous setting for the magic […]

Book Review: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Save me from non-traditional narratives please… When, oh when, will I learn that they aren’t for me?! I try and try, but always struggle. It’s ABSOLUTELY a case of “it’s not you, it’s me” – especially here.

I was so excited by this one, the blurb and the excerpt grabbed me right from the […]




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