March 2015 Book Reviews

I read a lot this month because I fell head first into the deep end of the Young Adult pool two weekends in a row. I am constantly on the look-out for the book or series that will take over my life and for a couple of weekends this month I found them. I got completely…

February 2015 Book Reviews

Part of the reason I started writing this blog was to share what I have read with someone…anyone… Before the Peace Corps I would read and talk books with my best friends Tim and Tiara. Tim and I worked together and during lunch we would walk and talk about the book we were reading. Tiara…

September 2014 Book Reviews

Two amazing series ended this month. They were long but in the “it can never be long enough” way that fans of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones understand. There is always the sense of loss after a great series but unlike a breakup or your favorite restaurant closing the books will always be there….

April 2014 Craisie Book Reviews

This was definitely me last weekend. I had finished The Cairo Affair before lunch but needed something to read for lunch so I started The King.  OMG…I couldn’t put it down! I had so much work to do but I couldn’t stop reading.  It was 551 pages and I read it until I couldn’t keep…

March 2014 Craisie Book Reviews

With all the rain that we have had and the fact that my favorite authors released new books I have stayed up later than normal this month. The Chase by Janet Evanovich NYPD Red2 by James Patterson The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Cress by Marissa Meyer…

January 2014 Book Reviews

January was a pretty random month.  I meant to only read my favorites but I ended up all over the place.  Plus I got sick and didn’t have a lot of energy to read. I am now working full time and that means I have time to read while on public transportation.  I actually got…

2013 Top 25

I didn’t start this blog until the middle of this year but luckily I have been tracking the books I read on Goodreads.  Here are my Top 25 books of 2013.  How do I determine the Top25? Well in this case it was easy…all the books I gave 5 stars to. The books below are…

December Book Reviews

  December started with my favorite author and other mysteries and ended with beach reads because I was traveling for the holidays.  Over the year I have often mentioned if a book was a good “beach read”.  For me a beach read is a fun, fast read that makes me smile and occasionally even laugh….

November Book Reviews

This month I really didn’t read anything that blew my mind and apparently I was really into Chic Lit books.  I think part of that is due to me reading the Empress Dowager book which was really long (but really interesting). The quote above really resonated with me. Even though I do try to read…

October Book Reviews

LOL…the quote above really made me laugh especially since this month I read a lot of steamy romances.  I actually managed to read a lot this month and its hard to come up with a top 5 even though my favorite was pretty obvious…I look forward to see what my favorite will be next month…

September Reviews

So as I look at the list of books that I have read this month I realized there was a bit of a theme and apparently its the English. I didn’t plan it so it led me to want to explain how I choose the books I read… Its actually pretty difficult. Of course, I…

July Reviews

Now that I am back in the US I am still taking public transportation which includes a train ride to work.  It’s not long but between waiting for the train and the actual ride I get some chapters in.  My friend Tim used to have a two hour train commute and read a lot on…