Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Finishing up the Finished the Series Challenge

Hosted by Socrates' Book Reviews
I finished 6 of the 8 series I wanted to finish this year.

I didn't get the chance to pick up with the James Bond series by Ian Flemming and plan to read those in 2016.

I called it quits on the Belador series by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love. I didn't realize it was turning into such a long series and I just didn't think an extended series could keep my attention.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Calling it Quits - 2015 TBR Pile Challenge

The Results: I failed to read all 12 of my books. I did start and finish 6 books (linked below). I started and did not finish 3 books (crossed out below). I didn't get to 3 of the books on my list and will try to read those in 2016.  

I'm always upset by not finishing books, and this year was no different. I had really high hopes for the 3 DNFs and was upset that I just couldn't get into them. I will start a book and if it takes me more than a week to pick it up (but I keep starting new books) then I know I'm not going to get into the book and that's what happened with all three.  They'll stay on my TBR list on Goodreads, but the books themselves have already been passed on to others who may enjoy them.
  1. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
  2. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  3. The Dead Beat by Marilyn Johnson
  4. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
  5. Truth about Mr. Darcy by Susan Adriani
  6. The Physician's Irish Lady by Susan Macatee
  7. Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
  8. Maximilian Standforth and the Case of the Dangerous Dare by Scott Southard
  9. Blessed Isle by Alex Beecroft
  10. By Honor Betrayed by Alex Beecroft
  11. Captain's Surender by Alex Beecroft
  12. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake by Sarah MacLean

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Book Review - Broken Resolutions by Olivia Dade

Broken Resolutions (Lovestruck Librarians, #1)Broken Resolutions by Olivia Dade
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I'm a sucker for any romance novel starring a librarian.

Things I liked:
1. That the hero, Jack, was a famous author.
2. The idea of a singles night at the library and the librarian, Penny, didn't understand why they were hosting such an event.
3. That is wasn't a story where Penny had to change to win Jack.

Things I didn't like:
1. That Jack brought up the stereotypical "library of the past" with the old lady librarian with a bun who shushes people.
2. The rushed feeling of the book, I would have liked a longer novel instead of a novella.
3. The location of their of nightly activities while in the library. That just didn't sit well with me.

I've already got book 2 waiting for me to read and review!

I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.