Life After Life

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

I kept hearing about this book, ever since it was published in 2013. The (to me) science-fictional aspect of alternate lives intrigued me. And while some could argue it’s Groundhog Day in which one day is repeated (also, Tomorrow Never Dies), Life After Life covers much longer periods of time before a reset, making the effects of different lives…

Station Eleven

Station Eleven

Last week, I read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Going in, I was a bit fuzzy on what the book was about. It was a library book, and I expected to read a few pages and decide it wasn’t for me. But it hooked me completely! It’s post-apocalyptic; the world has been utterly changed by…

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty is not my usual fare—women’s fiction with a suspense element. I might even think it’s in line with Gone Girl, with a focus on women’s lives and a whodunnit. However, I disliked Gone Girl, there’s much less suspense here, and I really, really liked Big Little Lies. It’s not that…

Looking Forward

I realized the other day that I don’t have any reading plans or goals for 2014. I often do. I enjoy the idea of trying new things, or returning to favorite authors, or tackling a series or a type of book, etc. etc. I do want to cull my TBR pile more thoroughly. That involves…

2014 Reading

I wanted to get a post in about my 2014 reading before we got too far into 2015. So…I read 42 books in 2014. Which is more than 2013. But I’d like to reach at least 50 books a year. More than half the books were romance (24), 12 were science fiction and fantasy, 4 mystery, 2 historical…

Lady Elizabeth's Comet

Lady Elizabeth’s Comet by Sheila Simonson

I’ve had Lady Elizabeth’s Comet by Sheila Simonson on my iPad for a while. I cannot remember how I came about buying it—or was it free? But I decided it was time to either read or discard the book. I was hooked early and thoroughly. This regency romance is told from the point of view…

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Fire Logic by Laurie J. Marks

I’ve heard about Fire Logic by Laurie J. Marks for years. It’s one of those books that a lot of people loved when it came out in 2002—and had Publishers Weekly and Booklist starred reviews. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect beyond fantasy and LGBT romantic elements which means, by the way, women as…