Final Girls attempts to turn the horror trope of the "final girl" - the blood-stained heroine who makes it out alive at the end of a slasher-horror flick - on it's head, with great success. Our heroine, Quincy, is one of three "final girls" but is trying desperately to move on with her life. Between … Continue reading Final Girls by Riley Sager
Hercule Poirot is having a quiet dinner in his favorite London coffeehouse when he encounters a young woman who confesses to him that she is terrified of being murdered but refuses his offers of assistance. Later that day Poirot hears of a series of bizarre murders at an upscale London hotel and accompanies the Scotland … Continue reading May Book Review Club: The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah
Rose is out riding her new bike when she falls through the earth and makes an astounding archaeological discovery – a massive hand, buried in what appears to be some kind of man-made chamber whose walls are covered with carvings. Seventeen years later, Rose is a physicist, working to crack the code of the carvings … Continue reading April Book Review Club: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
How interesting can a book about a group of parents brought together when their children attend the same kindergarten class possibly be? Very, when put in the capable hands of Liane Moriarty.
In a perfect world, when a woman obsessed with books is knocked into bed by a nasty flu bug she should be able to plow through piles of books between bouts of coughing and sips of tea....right? Nope. Not this time. I'm struggling to make my way though a 350 page YA - The List … Continue reading Flu strikes serious reader…
"The best security is invisible security. The most thorough safety is safety one's object of protection doesn't know about." Security is really best described as a slasher film in book form and hits all the right notes in that regard. It follows the story of Tessa, the hotel manager at Manderly Resort, the newest, flashiest … Continue reading February Book Review Club: Security by Gina Wholsdorf
This is the first book I've read by Kathleen Rooney, and it's the first book of 2017 to get 5 stars. Tuesday, January 17th is the publication date for this amazing book, but if you're a member of the Book of the Month club you may have snagged your copy early. If you haven't put … Continue reading Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
Bryn Greenwood's novel All the Ugly and Wonderful Things was my favorite book of 2016. Thought provoking and original, it left me recommending it to nearly everyone. It does have some themes of neglect and abuse, so it's not for people who don't enjoy books that have darker themes. This novel starts in 1975 from Amy’s … Continue reading All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
The new year always inspires list making - what was the best, what are my goals, which books are coming out, what do I need to add to the new planner??? My urge to list led to the following - my favorite books of each publication year, 2005 to present! This will give some insight … Continue reading Karli’s Best Books
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