Bonus Reads: The Third and Final Installment! #117-125

I am pretty sure, that even I can’t squeeze in one more book in 2014. 117. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness– The final book in the All Souls Triology, and while I loved the series, I have very mixed reactions of this particular book. I loved the story of Diana and Matthew, but […]

Bonus Reads Part Duex: #111-116

December is a busy time of year in my house. As if the Holidays with two young kids wasn’t enough, it’s also my oldest’s birthday month. I have been busy, busy planning an awesome birthday and holiday season for my kiddies. That however, hasn’t slowed me down. There is just too many good, juicy reads […]

Bonus Reads! #101-110

Ya’ll didn’t think I could really stop at 100, did you? I have been a busy bee this last month. Like I said before, reading books is a piece of cake but writing about them seems like a chore. And I am really bad about doing my chores. Which means, I have read several books this […]

#98- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

I am late jumping on the Mortal Instruments band wagon. Prior to reading City of Bones, all I knew was that they were about vampires. And thanks, to Twilight, I have a serious prejudice against vampires. However, I learned, that this book is about Vampire/Daemon hunters and that makes all the difference. Hunting is some […]

#96-Luxe by Anna Godbersen

  Gossip Girl set in 1899? Sure why not. I will give anything a try once. I like sordid affairs, and I like period pieces, so I was pretty sure this was worth a shot. Luxe is the first in a series of four. It follows New York’s elite upper class as they engage in love […]

#90- The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philip Sendker

I am so, so glad that I read this book. It was recommended to me months ago by a co-worker and by my aunt. Upon finishing it, I immediately called them both to rave. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats is a beautiful story of a young woman, Julia who travels to her father’s homeland of […]

#88- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Remember a couple posts ago when I said I read the best characters of the year were in The Paris Wife. I was wrong. I said that before I met Pasquale Tursi and Dee Moray. Dee Moray is a beautiful young Hollywood actress who escapes to a small Italian fishing village, while shooting Cleopatra because […]