Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Autumn 2014 Challenge

Autumn 2014 Challenge
September 22, 2014 - December 20, 2014

(from Chick Lit Book Club on Good Reads)
~Books must be read during the stated time period.
~All books can be used for more than one challenge, but only once in this challenge.
~At the end of the challenge, it will be closed for comments and moved to the archive folder.
~Post the date you finished the book.
~Read 3 for an easy challenge, 7 for a medium challenge or 10 for a hard challenge.

1. September - Read a book that starts with S
2. September 21 - Women's Friendship Day - Read a book about women who are friends
3. A new school year is starting, read a book about a teacher, a student or set in a school
4. Sticking with a school theme, read a book by an author with the same name (first, last or even middle) as a friend you had in school. 
5. October - Read a book that starts with O
6. The leaves are changing , read a book with orange, yellow or brown on the cover
7. October 4th - Fugal Fun Day - Read a book you got for free (the library counts)
8. November - Read a book that starts with N
9. November 1 - Book Lover's Day - Read any book of your choice
10. Thanksgiving in the US - Think of something you are thankful for and read a book with that on the cover or in the title (example: family, home, dog, chocolate LOL have fun with it)
Bonus: Read a book club book that you missed

Autumn 2014 Challenge
September 22, 2014 - December 20, 2014
Completed: 0/10



Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2014

(from Chick Lit Bookclub on GoodReads)

Read 26 books which titles begin with the letters of the alphabet. You may ignore articles like A, An and The at the beginning of the title. For the letter "X", any book title with the letter X in it is acceptable. 

~Books must be read during the selected time period. 
~Post the date you finished the book. 
~All books read for challenges can be used for more than one challenge. 
~At the end of the challenge, it will be closed for commenting and moved to the archives folder.
~Use the add book/author tool to tag your book within your challenge. 

Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2014

6/26 Completed

The Abbey 9/27
Back to Life 7/10

Divergent 7/30

Her Temporary Hero 7/15

The Rosie Project 7/1

The Weight of Silence 8/15

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Abbey by Chris Culver

The AbbeyThe Abbey by Chris Culver
My rating: B (7/10) - Enjoyable

When Detective Ash Rashid, finds out that his niece has been murdered, he begins to follow the case.  When the evidence doesn't add up to what the homicide detective rules the case, he gets involved in the investigation and then gets way in over his head, to the point that he no longer knows who he can trust.

I thought this book was well written with some really good twists and turns that kept my interest.  I really liked Ash and felt he was a believable character.  I am familiar to Indianapolis, so I enjoyed the reference to Monument Circle and other locations around the city.

At one time this was my go-to genre, but I haven't read a detective mystery in some time because they all started to blend together and brought nothing new.  This one definitely brought something new and interesting, and I would read more from Chris Culver.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

The Weight Of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

The Weight of SilenceThe Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Two young girls (Calli and Petra) have gone missing one early morning in a small Iowa town.  Slowly through the voices of the many characters, including the girls themselves, this mystery of these missing girls is unraveled.  The reader learns the inner most thoughts of each of the characters and their relationships

I love the way this book was written, where each chapter is in the voice of a different character.  I found it interesting that Calli was written in 3rd person but the others were in 1st person.  But it was to me, written like a diary, where everything was in stories of the past.  I enjoyed some of the twists but the book itself dragged on a bit for me in places, since it didn't seem to be in the current moment.  But all in all I enjoyed it because it was written so different.

I gave this book a B- (Good).  I liked it, but didn't love it.