Let’s Call it A Doomsday By: Katie Henry For a good half of this book it employs what may be one of my top three most frustrating tropes. Not telling a main character information that they need for no good reason whatsoever. I’d call it the Admiral Holdo trope but there’s not even a plot … More Just Tell Her Already!
Kings of the Wyld By: Nicholas Eames A group of middle-aged slightly gone to pot former mercenaries get the band back together to go and rescue one’s daughter in a wild adventure through deadly woods and tangle with all sorts of monsters. Not the least of which is that life didn’t turn out as expected … More Older, Aching & Not Ready for Battle: Kings of the Wyld
Adèle By: Leila Slimani Grade: C+ Okay, I admit the only other book or film I’ve watched about a character with sex education was Shame and while I thought it was really good I didn’t exactly watch that for learning purposes, you know? So I can’t speak to how this book deals with sex addiction … More Addiction, Marriage & Falling Apart
Foe By: Iain Reid Grade: A So I had been interested in Iain Reid’s last book- I’m Thinking of Ending It- and I still am but this one teased aliens, or at least space weirdness of a sort so I was like yes, I am so in!
Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth By: Xiaolu Guo Grade: A Xiaolu Guo was on my My Author Goals List this year list and I’m so glad I picked this book up. Though it’s a bit of a strange one perhaps. Fenfang has left her small village to make her way in Beijing and we see, … More Ravenous Youth & a Universal Character
The Silence of the Girls By: Pat Barker Grade: A “None of that gives him the right to take another man’s prize of honor. It doesn’t belong to him; he hasn’t earned it.” There was a lot more, but I’d stopped listening. Honor, courage, loyalty, reputation- all those big words being bandied about- but for me … More The Silence of the Girls No More
the cheerleaders by: Kara Thomas Grade: A 5 years ago a series of back-to-back tragedies involving the deaths of 5 cheerleaders shocked a town shocked a small town. Now Monica Rayburn- the younger sister of the last cheerleader to die that year discovers a series of strange warnings and finds her sisters old phone all … More What Happened to the Cheerleaders?
Unbury Carol By: Josh Malerman Grade: C+/B- What if you were about to be buried alive and had no way to save yourself? It’s kind of my worst nightmare and surely a lot of other people’s. Which is one of the reasons I really wanted to read this book. Carol’s best hope is her one-time … More Lose the Outlaw