Here's what I've read since the last link-up:
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo - a delightful little book that is nominated for Best Middle Grade/Children's Book on Goodreads Choice Awards 2016. 4/5
Tequila Sunset by Sam Hawken - Don Winslow's The Power of the Dog & The Cartel may have ruined all other fiction books about the drugs, gangs, and violence on the U.S./Mexican border (because they were just SO good.) That being said this was still an entertaining enough read. 3.5/5
The Girls by Emma Cline - DNF - Rebecca Jo mentioned something last month about wanting to drop kick a book that she didn't like. That's how I felt about this pretentious, try-hard story. I didn't even make it to Evie joining up with the cult. I couldn't get there. I used to not quit books, but my book lovin' blogger friends have taught me that if something ain't workin' for me, then it is just fine to move along.
I know that people have fled war torn countries for ages, but this book feels timely and relevant. Yes, this is a work of fiction, but anyone that wants to close borders or not help refugees should read this heart-wrenching book. 4.5/5
5. Cross the Line by James Patterson (Alex Cross #24) - There are better Alex Cross books than this one, but it still (as Steph says) passed the time just fine. 3.75/5
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein - What I loved about this book: strong female characters, a depiction of the important roles that females played during WWII, and a strong female friendship. Because of those things, I really wanted to love this book, but for some reason, I just liked it. Maybe it's timing. I'm busy. I'm distracted. My mind is going a million miles a minute with lots of things going on.. So, maybe I wasn't able to get absorbed by the story the way I needed to be. 3/5
Escape Clause by John Sandford - I'm a John Sandford fangirl. I've read every book in the Lucas Davenport series, and now every book in the Virgil Flowers one. As most series go, some are better than others, but for me, they've all be enjoyable. Sandford's characters are truly, well, characters.
Currently reading: Plan B by Jonathan Tropper
Now is the time that I pimp my book challenge. Many of you know it, but just.in.case you don't, check it out - Book Challenge by Erin. Kick off your new year by reading books amongst a community of supportive, encouraging book lovers. Click the links below:
Our goodreads group
Our facebook group
Hooray for books!!!!