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Reflections on the #AtoZChallenge

by Donna Huber For the A to Z Challenge, I discussed different book genres/categories. Each day, I gave a few details about the genre/catego...

September 5, 2020

3 Thrillers to Read This Fall

by Susan Roberts

We are almost finished with the Dog Days of Summer and soon the weather will cool. A good suspense novel can be the perfect read on a cool, fall day. If you missed these books this summer, they will pair perfectly with your pumpkin spice latte.

September 4, 2020

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim ~ a Review

by MK French

Margot Lee finds her mother Mina dead under suspicious circumstances in Koreatown, LA. Margot investigates and learns more about her single mother's life as a Korean War orphan and undocumented immigrant. This story is interwoven with Mina's first year in LA, which had long-lasting repercussions.

Secret Crush Seduction by Jayci Lee ~ a Review

by MK French

Adelaide Song wants to be a fashion designer, and not seen as a pampered heiress. Michael Reynolds is her brother's best friend, and she had a crush on him for years. She needs his help and is drawn into a liaison with him. Doing that just might ruin her plans, however.

September 3, 2020

The Doctor of Aleppo by Dan Mayland ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

In the Spring of 2011. protests erupted throughout the Middle East.  Governments were overthrown in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

In Syria, the regime of Bashar al-Assad shot, beat and tortured protestors, but instead of crushing the opposition, it sparked a civil war.  By July of 2012, that war had breached the walls of Syria's capital, Damascus.  But to the north by the border with Turkey, in what was then Syria's largest city, an uneasy peace still held...

September 2, 2020

A Deception at Thornecrest by Ashley Weaver ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

I was kind of on the fence about continuing with this series. However, I have enjoyed it more and more with each book that I've read. A Deception at Thornecrest has moved it to my must-read series list.

September 1, 2020

5 Books for Fans of Young Adult Fantasy

by MK French

Young adult fantasy has long been a popular genre for both the target audience as well as adults. There are a great number of fantastic books in this genre and it can hard for new books to stand out from the crowd. Here are 5 books you don't want to miss.

One for the Books by Jenn McKinlay ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

"Why is everyone staring at us?" Lindsey Norris asked her fiance, Mike Sullivan, know to everyone in their small Connecticut shoreline town a "Sully." (chapter 1)

August 31, 2020

Unfettered Journey by Gary F. Bengier ~ a Review

by MK French

An AI developer seeks to create an artificial consciousness and travels to a small college to do so. While there, he finds love and a secret plot, as well as the answers to the fundamental questions regarding the nature of the conscious mind and free will.

Favorite Reads of August

Have you read any good books this month? We are wrapping up summer and starting to transition to more fall reads. But before we say good-bye to summer, we wanted to share our favorite reads of the month.

August 30, 2020

The Last Month of Summer

by Donna Huber

August has felt like a long month (compared to recent months that have blurred one into another). I got a lot of reading done as there isn't much else to do. I'm still working from home but there is very little on television in the evenings (and I've even re-watched some series). It has been raining a lot so yard work and pool time have been curtailed.