Monday, February 29, 2016

Current Read: The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley

This is the second book in Lucinda Riley's The Seven Sisters series. It will be published on March 22nd by Atria Books. 

Happy Reading!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Widow by Fiona Barton

The Widow by Fiona Barton
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published February 2016, NAL

Source: publisher for review, NetGalley

"For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, an electrifying thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife."

Jean Taylor is constantly hounded by the media trying to get her story about what happened to baby Bella, a missing child that all suspect was taken by her husband.  With his death by bus, she decides to finally talk to one of the persistent reporters.

Did her husband take the little girl? Was she involved somehow? Just how much did Jean know when this all happened?

Fiona Barton does an amazing job at telling this story. The time jumps from present day back to the day of the abduction and everywhere in between. You get glimpses into these people's lives that start to inform the reader of what may have happened. But it isn't until the very end where the truth is learned. A very well written thriller. It was hard to put down. 

About the Author

Fiona Barton trains and works with journalists all over the world. Previously, she was a senior writer at the Daily Mail, news editor at the Daily Telegraph, and chief reporter at the Mail on Sunday, where she won Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards. Born in Cambridge, England, she currently lives in southwest France.

Happy Reading!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Current Read: Knitlandia by Clara Parkes

"Knitting aficionado and notable artisan Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world. "

I may not be knitting, but I am reading about knitting. Close enough.

Happy Reading!

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian

An unfortunate and unforeseen event causes Mark Watney to be left behind on Mars. He has to figure out a way to survive for as long as possible with the limited supplies left behind. Will he be able to make it until the next Mars mission is launched?

This book had me laughing, which I didn't expect considering it is about a man being left on Mars to fend for himself until (if possible) he can be rescued. Watney's humor and positive attitude while trapped on Mars and enduring very harsh conditions really kept the story interesting and the science and math palpable. Well, I liked those parts, too.

Really enjoyed this one. Now I have to wait for the hubby to read so we can watch the movie.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016 Reading Challenges

It has been awhile since I have thrown myself into a Reading Challenge. This year seems like a good time to do one, or two. Some bloggers have offered up many for me to choose from. I have chosen two. One to help diminish my TBR Pile and to travel the world.

My Goal: I will not purchase any books until I have read at least 10 books from my own shelf. Books that I don't think will get reread will be donated to the library.

1. The Martian by Andrew Weir

Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge

My Goal: 10 countries visited in 1 year.

1.The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (England)
2. Dead Mountain by Donnie Eichar (Russia)
3.The Drowning by Camilla Lackberg (Sweden)
4. The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley (Norway)
5. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell (Spain)


Will start with And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. This is a read-along hosted by Becca of I'm Lost in Books.

It's a book I have had on my shelf for quite awhile and it will take me to Afghanistan so it works for both challenges. Yay!

Happy Reading!