Sci Fi

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

I do not know why I finished this book. It might have been the author's skill in writing a story, but the story's content did not hold me the way I hoped it would.It is a tome of a book, or at least felt that way. It is the primary reason for my not enjoying… Continue reading To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara

Adventure, Drama

The Missing Sister (The Seven Sisters #7) by Lucinda Riley

I thought this would be the end of the story, but I found out that I was wrong. I was very sad to hear of the author's passing last year, but comments on Goodreads seem to indicate that her son may be finishing the series for her. After following this series since the beginning, I… Continue reading The Missing Sister (The Seven Sisters #7) by Lucinda Riley

Historical fiction

House Number 12 Block Number 3 by Sana Balagamwala

I found the writing in this story the highlight. It draws you in little by little. The story begins at one point in the timeline and moves back and forth before showing us a more recent update (although that is still not contemporary).The house tells the story (which is not a spoiler, given that the… Continue reading House Number 12 Block Number 3 by Sana Balagamwala

Chick lit, Mystery

#FollowMe for Murder (Trending Topic Mysteries, #1) by Sarah E. Burr

This falls under the category of lighter cozy mysteries. We have a young, good looking and self-made woman who finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation when it occurs in her client's shop.Coco is an enterprising woman. She has found a niche that I would have otherwise poo-poohed if not for the presentation… Continue reading #FollowMe for Murder (Trending Topic Mysteries, #1) by Sarah E. Burr

Drama, Historical fiction, Mystery

Murder Under Her Skin by Stephen Spotswood

This is a highly engrossing series. It veers a little away from my more traditional historical fiction reads, which have a sleuthing duo, but they have happier lives (or at least histories).I would not recommend reading this without having read the first. WillowJean has had a non-traditional upbringing, and in this installment we get to… Continue reading Murder Under Her Skin by Stephen Spotswood