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Friday, August 18, 2017

#Audiobook #Review: 4 out of 5 stars for Blood Vow by J.R. Ward @JRWard1 @PRHAudio

TITLE: Blood Vow
SERIES: Black Dagger Legacy, Book #2
AUTHOR: J.R. Ward
NARRATOR: Jim Frangione
PUBLISHER: Random House Audio
PUBLICATION DATE: December 6, 2016
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 14 hrs and 6 mins
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
New York Times best-selling author J. R. Ward returns with an all-new tale of paranormal passion in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in the deadly battle against the Lessening Society. Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter - and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When an aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he's unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect.

For Elise, who lost her first cousin to a grisly murder, Axe's dangerous appeal is enticing - and possibly a distraction from her grief. But as they delve deeper into her cousin's death, and their physical connection grows into so much more, Axe fears that the secrets he keeps and his tortured conscience will tear them apart.

Rhage, the Brother with the biggest heart, knows all about self-punishing, and he wants to help Axe reach his full potential. But when an unexpected arrival threatens Rhage and Mary's new family, he finds himself back in the trenches again, fighting against a destiny that will destroy all he holds most dear.
MY REVIEW:

I’m really enjoying this spin-off of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

I said in my review for the first book in this spin-off series, Blood Kiss, that I felt misled about the author’s comment that the she wanted to feature the original BDB more prominently in the spin-off. With that book, I didn't feel that the primary focus was on the original BDB. With this second installment, the book was just as much about Axe and Elise as it was about Rhage, Mary, and Bitty.

I was very intrigued with Axe’s character from what I read about him in previous books. He’s the brooding male that doesn’t have a lot to say and keeps his emotions well hidden. I wanted to know what makes Axe tick and why he is the way that he is, and Ward delivers all that and more.

Axe has mommy issues. His mother deserted the family because she wanted to be part of the aristocracy. Nothing that Axe’s father did was ever enough for her, and he was a good man and deserved so much better. When she left, it crushed Axe’s father and he pined away for her and was never the same. Axe resented her for that and also thought less of his father for letting her get to him that way, so he grew up to become quite the opposite of his father. He never let a woman get to him, and his relationships with women were strictly about the sex and he favoured getting his rocks off in a local private sex club because he could get what he wanted with no strings.

Elise is Allishon’s cousin, the one who was beaten to death by Anslem in Blood Kiss. She is studying to be a psychologist and wants to specialize in private counselling patients with PTSD. She knows that so many of her race have been affected by the raids, and they do not have anyone they can talk to about what they’ve gone through. She also works as a Teaching Assistant at the university, and her father flips when he finds out that she is sneaking out of the house to go to school. He is worried about her safety, and he decides to hire a bodyguard. Enter Axe. Elise’s cousin, Peyton, warns Axe to stay away from Elise and not to try to bed her. Of course, when you tell someone that they can’t do something, what usually happens? That’s right, it becomes an obsession. Ward never fails to deliver the sexual chemistry, and I really enjoyed watching the relationship between Axe and Elise unfold. Towards the end of the book, I wanted to slap Elise for jumping to conclusions and shake her and make her listen, but Axe did not do any of that. I wanted to shake him and tell him to go after her and straighten things out, but that didn’t happen either! Thankfully, everything worked out in the end.

Aside from the new couple, the book focused on Bitty’s adoption by Rhage and Mary. When Bitty’s uncle, Ruhn, resurfaces and wants to be part of Bitty’s life, their whole world is turned upside down. My heart just broke for Rhage and Mary. They’ve been through so much and opened their hearts up to Bitty, and it was tough so see their pain. I’m very happy with how things were resolved and Ward put a smile on my face. I’m very intrigued with Ruhn and Saxton’s reaction to him, so I’m curious where that is going to go.

I have to mention Lassiter! I love him!! Little Bitty has him wrapped around her finger, and I love how good he is to her. When is that angel going to get his HEA?

There is something brewing between Peyton and Novo, and my guess is that the next book will be about them. Actually, I’m right! According to Goodreads, the third installment called Blood Fury will be about Novo/Peyton and Ruhn/Saxton and is expected to be published in January 2018. Woo hoo!! I can’t wait. In the meantime, as this series is supposed to be read parallel with the original BDB series in order of publication, I need to catch up to the next installment, The Chosen, which is #15 in the BDB series.

What can I say about Jim Frangione that I haven’t already? He’s a fabulous narrator, always spot on. I could listen to him all day long. Here’s a sample:



MY RATING:

4 stars!! It was really good, and you should put it on your TBR if you enjoy Paranormal Romances!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

#Book #Review: 3 out of 5 stars for Make My Wish Come True by Fiona Harper @FiHarper_Author @MillsandBoon #christmasinaugust

AUTHOR: Fiona Harper
PUBLISHER: Mills & Boon
PUBLICATION DATE: November 1, 2013
FORMAT: Paperback
LENGTH: 384 pages
GENRE: Holiday/Christmas
ISBN: 9780263910292
Family-orientated and Christmas-dinner cook extraordinaire Juliet is trying to keep it together in the wake of her marriage breakdown two Christmases ago, but the cracks are beginning to show.

Bright and vivacious Gemma was always the favourite daughter…So she has no qualms about leaving Christmas in her sister Juliet’s capable hands; and escaping the pressures of her glamorous job, and the festive madness by jetting off to somewhere warm.

When Gemma shirks responsibility once too many and announces she’s off to the Caribbean (again!); Juliet finally snaps. Gemma offers her sister the perfect solution - to swap Christmases: she’ll stay home and cook the turkey (how hard can it be?) and Juliet can fly off into the sun and have a restorative break.

In the midst of all the chaos, there’s Will, Juliet’s dishy neighbour who’s far too nice to float Gemma’s boat and may secretly harbour feelings for her sister; and Marco, the suave Italian in the villa next door, who has his own ideas about the best way to help Juliet unwind.

Will the sisters abandon caution and make this a Christmas
swap to remember?

MY REVIEW:

Things are not always what they seem, as these two sisters find out!

Juliet and Gemma are four years apart, and their relationship is a bit strained. Juliet, the older one, is now 40 years old and her world has been turned upside down with her recent divorce and now managing life as a single mom to her brood of four and working part-time. Gemma is an Assistant Director, whose world revolves around work and hobnobbing with movie stars. Juliet has always strived for a perfect Christmas, and she has detailed checklists to ensure that she doesn’t miss a thing but it exhausts her. This year, she asks Gemma for her help. In all honesty, Juliet seems a bit resentful of Gemma’s carefree life with no ties or commitments. With both of their parents gone, Juliet is the one holding the family together, visiting their Great Aunt Sylvia twice weekly who is becoming more forgetful and senile as the days go by. Juliet takes care of everyone’s needs but her own, and her time is just stretched way too thin.

Juliet has a handsome neighbor, Will, who is just a friend but it could probably be something more if one of them would just make a move!

Gemma is a bit of a spoiled brat, in my opinion! She thinks very highly of herself and feels that her time is more valuable than Juliet’s because of her demanding job. Juliet thinks that Gemma is selfish, and I don’t disagree.

Of course, Juliet doesn’t get the help from Gemma that she needs. When Gemma finally graces Juliet’s family with her presence (and presents, to ease her guilty conscience), Gemma admits that she has booked a holiday in St. Lucia at an all-inclusive resort. The sisters have a row and Juliet has a meltdown, and Gemma offers to do a switcheroo: She will host Christmas at Juliet’s home and take care of all the preparations, and Juliet can go off on a solo holiday at a tropical resort and take a much-needed break from reality. Juliet balks, but her teenage daughter convinces her to go when she tells her that the kids know that their mom is not happy and that she’s stressed out and that sometimes she takes it out on them by yelling. Juliet is horrified, yet she knows it’s true. She’s just so tired, and it’s tough raising a family on your own. She sees the good that this respite could do for her, so she agrees.

When Juliet meets an Italian man who is staying in the villa next to hers, sparks fly but it doesn’t end well. Meanwhile, there’s an attraction developing between Gemma and Will which causes a bit of guilt for both of them because of the potential relationship that Will could have with Juliet. What a mess!! This holiday tale wasn’t what I was expecting! I was hoping that Juliet would be whisked off her feet and meet the man of her dreams, but that’s not how things ended for her so that was a bit of a disappointment. The story was more about family and the relationship between the sisters and, while there were romantic partners for both of them, I felt the romances were secondary. Juliet and Gemma finally communicate about their feelings towards each other, and all that resentment that had festered for so many years begins to dissolve. I think it did the sisters good to take a walk in each other’s shoes, so to speak.

So, all in all, it does end up being a feel-good holiday story about two sisters who make amends with each other.


MY RATING:

3 stars!! It was good, and I enjoyed it!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Can't-Wait Wednesday: All the Little Children by Jo Furniss @Jo_Furniss @fionahardingham ‏#BrillianceAudio

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa @ Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. Find out more here.


Here is this week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection:

AUTHOR: Jo Furniss
NARRATOR: Fiona Hardingham
PUBLISHER: Brilliance Audio
EXPECTED PUBLICATION DATE: September 1, 2017
FORMAT: MP3 Audio
LENGTH: 9 hrs and 2 mins
GENRE: Mystery
ISBN: 9781536690873
When a family camping trip takes a dark turn, how far will one mother go to keep her family safe?

Struggling with working-mother guilt, Marlene Greene hopes a camping trip in the forest will provide quality time with her three young children—until they see fires in the distance, columns of smoke distorting the sweeping view. Overnight, all communication with the outside world is lost.

Knowing something terrible has happened, Marlene suspects that the isolation of the remote campsite is all that’s protecting her family. But the arrival of a lost boy reveals they are not alone in the woods, and as the unfolding disaster ravages the land, more youngsters seek refuge under her wing. The lives of her own children aren’t the only ones at stake.

When their sanctuary is threatened, Marlene faces the mother of all dilemmas: Should she save her own kids or try to save them all?

Had I read this book last week when I was on a road/camping trip with my kids, I would have freaked out!! I like books like this, that have moral dilemmas.


What are you waiting on? Please leave a comment in the section below. If you participate in this meme, please leave a link so I can visit your blog!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

September is for Sequels @Buffywnabe

This seasonal challenge is being hosted by Lisa at Lisa Loves Literature

Objective:
To read and review a minimum of 4 sequels between the dates of September 1st and 30th, 2017. 

One of my reading goals for the year is to finish some of series that I have started but not gotten back to! This fits in nicely with that goal.

Here are the sequels that I need to read. As you can see, I have a lot to choose from!


  1. The Seeds of Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #1.5)
  2. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book #3)
  3. Air Bound by Christine Feehan (Sea Haven, Book #3)
  4. Earth Bound by Christine Feehan (Sea Haven, Book #4)
  5. Fire Bound by Christine Feehan (Sea Haven, Book #5)
  6. Bound Together by Christine Feehan (See Haven, Book #6)
  7. Afraid to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #4)
  8. Ready to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #5)
  9. Deserves to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #6)
  10. Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson (To Die, Book #7)
  11. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2)
  12. Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #2.5)
  13. Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book #3)
  14. The Last Mission of the Living by Rhiannon Frater (Last Bastion, Book #2)
  15. The Remedy by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.5)
  16. The Epidemic by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #0.6)
  17. The Adjustment by Suzanne Young (The Program, Book #3)
  18. The Moth in the Mirror (Splintered, Book #1.5)
  19. Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3)
  20. Untamed by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #3.5)
  21. The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner (Detective D.D. Warren, Book #3)
  22. Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner (Detective D.D. Warren, Book #4)
  23. Love You More by Lisa Gardner (Detective D.D. Warren, Book #5)
  24. The 7th Month by Lisa Gardner (Detective D.D. Warren, Book #5.5)
  25. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner (Detective D.D. Warren, Book #6)
  26. Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner (Detective D.D. Warren, Book #7)
  27. 3 Truths and a Lie by Lisa Gardner (Detective D.D. Warren, Book #7.5)
  28. Find Her by Lisa Gardner (Detective D.D. Warren, Book #8)
  29. Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater (As the World Dies, Book #2)
  30. Siege by Rhiannon Frater (As the World Dies, Book #3)
  31. Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book #3)
  32. Abandon by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book #3)
  33. Lord of the Abyss (Royal House of Shadows, Book #4)
  34. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book #4)
  35. At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3)
  36. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #3.5)
  37. Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #4)
  38. One for the Money by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #4.5)
  39. First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #)
  40. Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #)
  41. This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #5)
  42. One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #6)
  43. Home for the Holidays by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #6.5)
  44. Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #7)
  45. Outtakes from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress, Book #7.5)
  46. Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #4)
  47. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #5)
  48. River Marked by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #6)
  49. Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #7)
  50. Night Broken by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #8)
  51. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #9)
  52. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, Book #10)
  53. Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #26)
  54. Pushing up Daisies by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book #27)
  55. Agatha's First Case by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin)
  56. Christmas Crumble by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin)
  57. Agatha Raisin: Hells Bells by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin)
  58. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #2)
  59. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #3)
  60. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #4)
  61. Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #5)
  62. Red Light by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #3)
  63. Taken for Dead by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #4)
  64. Blood Sisters by Graham Masteron (Katie Maguire, Book #5)
  65. Buried by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #6)
  66. Living Death by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #7)
  67. The Drowned by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #7.5)
  68. Dead Girls Dancing by Graham Masterton (Katie Maguire, Book #8)
  69. Buried on Avenue B by Peter de Jonge (O'Hara & Krekorian, Book #2)
  70. Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #2)
  71. Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #2.5)
  72. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #3)
  73. The Grift of the Magi by Ally Carter (Heist Society, Book #3.5)
  74. Once by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #2)
  75. Rise by Anna Carey (Eve, Book #3)
  76. Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #2)
  77. Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #3)
  78. Mai Tai'd Up by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #4)
  79. Last Call by Alice Clayton (Cocktail, Book #4.5)
  80. Shattered Hourglass by J.L. Bourne (Day By Day Armageddon, Book #3)
  81. Ghost Run by J.L. Bourne (Day By Day Armageddon, Book #4)
  82. Grey Fox by J.L. Bourne (Day By Day Armageddon, Book #4.5)
  83. Hide from Evil by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #2)
  84. Run from Fear by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #3)
  85. Guilty as Sin by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #4)
  86. Shadow of Sin by Jami Alden (Dead Wrong, Book #5)
  87. The Chosen by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #15)
  88. Monster Nation by David Wellington (Monster Island, Book #2)
  89. Monster Planet by David Wellington (Monster Island, Book #3)
  90. Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel (Gone With the Respiration, Book #2)
  91. The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #0.1)
  92. Blutmagie by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #0.5)
  93. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #2)
  94. Dates from Hell by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #2.5)
  95. Every Which Way but Dead by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #3)
  96. A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #4)
  97. Hotter Than Hell by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #4.5)
  98. For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #5)
  99. Holidays Are Hell by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #5.5)
  100. The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #6)
  101. White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #7)
  102. Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #8)
  103. Pale Demon by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #9)
  104. The Hollows Insider by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #9.5)
  105. A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #10)
  106. Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #10.1)
  107. Trouble on Reserve by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #10.5)
  108. Ever After by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #11)
  109. The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #12)
  110. The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #13)
  111. Sudden Backtrack by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #13.1)
  112. Waylaid by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, Book #13.2)
  113. A January Bride by Deborah Raney (A Year of Weddings, Book #2)
  114. A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant (A Year of Weddings, Book #3)
  115. A March Bride by Rachel Hauck (A Year of Weddings, Book #4)
  116. An April Bride by Leona Worth (A Year of Weddings, Book #5)
  117. A May Bride by Meg Moseley (A Year of Weddings, Book #6)
  118. A June Bride by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen (A Year of Weddings, Book #7)
  119. A July Bride by Beth Wiseman (A Year of Weddings, Book #8)
  120. An August Bride by Debra Clopton (A Year of Weddings, Book #9)
  121. A September Bride by Kathryn Springer (A Year of Weddings, Book #10)
  122. An October Bride by Katie Ganshert (A Year of Weddings, Book #11)
  123. A November Bride by Beth K. Vogt (A Year of Weddings, Book #12)
  124. Tippy Toe Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #2)
  125. Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #3)
  126. Back to School Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #4)
  127. Valentine Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #5)
  128. Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #6)
  129. Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #7)
  130. Wedding Day Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #8)
  131. Birthday Party Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #9)
  132. Father's Day Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #10)
  133. Star Spangled Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #11)
  134. New Year's Eve Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #12)
  135. Bake Sale Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #13)
  136. St. Patrick's Day Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #14)
  137. Mother's Day Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #15)
  138. Wicked Witch Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #16)
  139. English Tea Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #17)
  140. Chocolate Covered Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #18)
  141. Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #19)
  142. Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #20)
  143. French Pastry Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #21)
  144. Candy Corn Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #22)
  145. British Manor Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #23)
  146. Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #23.5)
  147. Turkey Trot Murder by Leslie Meier (A Lucy Stone Mystery, Book #24)
  148. Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #2)
  149. Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #3)
  150. Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #4)
  151. Decaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #5)
  152. French Pressed by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #6)
  153. Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #7)
  154. Murder by Mocha by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #10)
  155. A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #11)
  156. Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #12)
  157. Billionaire Blend by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #13)
  158. Once Upon a Grind by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #14)
  159. Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #15)
  160. Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #16)
  161. Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver (Greer Family, Book #2)
  162. The Calling by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book #2)
  163. The Rising by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book #3)
  164. Atoning by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book #3.1)
  165. Shadows of Glass by Kassy Tayler (Ashes Trilogy, Book #2)
  166. Remnants of Tomorrow by Kassy Tayler (Ashes Trilogy, Book #3)
  167. Blood Red Kiss by Kresley Cole (Otherworld Assassin, Book #2.5)
  168. The Lair by Emily McKay (The Farm, Book #2)
  169. The Vault by Emily McKay (The Farm, Book #3)
  170. The Transfer by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #0.1)
  171. The Initiate by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #0.2)
  172. The Son by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #0.3)
  173. The Traitor by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #0.4)
  174. Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Knife-Throwing Scene by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #1.5)
  175. The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #2.5)
  176. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #3)
  177. We Can Be Mended by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #3.5)
  178. The Stranger by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy, Book #0.4)
  179. Legacy Lost by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy, Book #0.5)
  180. Hard to Get by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy, Book #1.5)
  181. Of Triton by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy, Book #2)
  182. Girls Day Out by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy, Book #2.5)
  183. Human Date by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy, Book #2.6)
  184. Of Neptune by Anna Banks (The Syrena Legacy, Book #3)
  185. Death in the Shadows by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #2)
  186. The Arrival of Armando DeLeon by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #3)
  187. The Gift by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #4)
  188. The Vampires by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #5)
  189. Dire Warnings by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #6)
  190. Destruction by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #7)
  191. The Fallen King by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #8)
  192. The Purge by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #9)
  193. Betrayal by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #10)
  194. Into the Temple of Shadows by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #11)
  195. Journey Into the White by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #12)
  196. The Gathering Storm by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #13)
  197. Ashes in the Night by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #14)
  198. The Darkness by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Book #15)
  199. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #4)
  200. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #5)
  201. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #6)
  202. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #7)
  203. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two by John Tiffany (Harry Potter, Book #8)
  204. Waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book #3)
  205. Thursday's Child by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book #4)
  206. Friday on My Mind by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book #5)
  207. Saturday Requiem by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book #6)
  208. Sunday Morning Coming Down by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book #7)
  209. Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #2)
  210. Mirrored by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #3)
  211. Beheld by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #4)
  212. Glitches by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Book #0.5)
  213. The Little Android by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Book #0.6)
  214. The Queen's Army by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Book #1.5)
  215. Cress by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Book #3)
  216. Carswell's Guide to Being Lucky by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Book #3.1)
  217. Fairest by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Book #3.5)
  218. Winter by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Book #4)
  219. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles, Book #4.5)
  220. Life's a Witch by Brittany Geragotelis (Life's a Witch, Book #2)
  221. The Witch is Back by Brittany Geragotelis (Life's a Witch, Book #3)
  222. Red Glove by Holly Black (Curse Workers, Book #2)
  223. Black Heart by Holly Black (Curse Workers, Book #3)
  224. Pretty When She Destroys by Rhiannon Frater (Pretty When She Dies, Book #3)
  225. Pretty When They Collide by Rhiannon Frater (Pretty When She Dies, Book #0.5)
  226. Unfed by Kirsty McKay (Undead, Book #2)
  227. Sam Capra's Last Chance by Jeff Abbott (Sam Capra, Book #1.5)
  228. The Last Minute by Jeff Abbott (Sam Capra, Book #2)
  229. Downfall by Jeff Abbott (Sam Capra, Book #3)
  230. Inside Man by Jeff Abbott (Sam Capra, Book #4)
  231. The First Order by Jeff Abbott (Sam Capra, Book #5)
  232. The Keeper: A Short Story Prequel to Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (The Book of Mortals, Book #0.5)
  233. Mortal by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (The Book of Mortals, Book #2)
  234. Sovereign by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (The Book of Mortals, Book #3)
  235. 4th of July by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #4)
  236. The 5th Horseman by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #5)
  237. The 6th Target by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #6)
  238. 7th Heaven by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #7)
  239. The 8th Confession by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #8)
  240. The 9th Judgment by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #9)
  241. 10th Anniversary by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #10)
  242. 11th Hour by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #11)
  243. 12th of Never by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #12)
  244. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #13)
  245. 14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #14)
  246. 15th Affair by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #15)
  247. The Trial by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #15.5)
  248. 16th Seduction by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #16)
  249. The Medical Examiner by James Patterson (Women's Murder Club, Book #16.5)
  250. C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #3)
  251. D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #4)
  252. E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #5)
  253. F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #6)
  254. G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #7)
  255. H is for Homicide by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #8)
  256. I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #9)
  257. J is for Judgment by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #10)
  258. K is for Killer by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #11)
  259. L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #12)
  260. M is for Malice by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #13)
  261. N is for Noose by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #14)
  262. O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #15)
  263. P is for Peril by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #16)
  264. Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #17)
  265. R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #18)
  266. S is for Silence by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #19)
  267. T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #20)
  268. U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #21)
  269. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #22)
  270. W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #23)
  271. X by Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone, Book #24)
  272. Envy by Elizabeth Miles (The Fury Trilogy, Book #2)
  273. Eternity by Elizabeth Miles (The Fury Trilogy, Book #3)
  274. Endless Knight by Kresley Cole (The Arcana Chronicles, Book #2)
  275. Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole (The Arcana Chronicles, Book #3)
  276. Day Zero by Kresley Cole (The Arcana Chronicles, Book #3.5)
  277. Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole (The Arcana Chronicles, Book #4)
  278. The Dark Calling by Kresley Cole (The Arcana Chronicles, Book #5)
  279. 300 Fox Way Holiday Piece by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, Book #0.3)
  280. A Minor Raven Boys Holiday Drabble by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, Book #0.4)
  281. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, Book #2)
  282. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, Book #3)
  283. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle, Book #4)
  284. How to Marry a Warlock in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde (10 Days, Book #2)
  285. How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde (10 Days, Book #3)
  286. How to Lose a Familiar in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde (10 Days, Book #3.5)
  287. How to Seduce a Gargoyle in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde (10 Days, Book #4)
  288. The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book #2)
  289. The Waste Lands by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book #3)
  290. Wizard and Glass by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book #4)
  291. The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book #4.5)
  292. Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book #5)
  293. Song of Susannah by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book #6)
  294. The Dark Tower by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book #7)
  295. The Little Sisters of Eluria by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book #0.5)
  296. Endlessly Beautiful by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful, Book #1.3)
  297. Mrs. Maddox by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful, Book #1.5)
  298. Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful, Book #2)
  299. A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful, Book #2.5)
  300. Something Beautiful by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful, Book #2.6)
  301. The Black Country by Alex Grecian (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, Book #2)
  302. The Blue Girl by Alex Grecian (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, Book #2.5)
  303. The Devil's Workshop by Alex Grecian (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, Book #3)
  304. The Harvest Man by Alex Grecian (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, Book #4)
  305. Lost and Gone Forever by Alex Grecian (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad, Book #5)
  306. A Forever Love by Pamela Palmer (Vamp City, Book #1.5)
  307. A Kiss of Blood by Pamela Palmer (Vamp City, Book #2)
  308. Of Blood and Passion by Pamela Palmer (Vamp City, Book #3)
  309. Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye (Timothy Wilde, Book #2)
  310. The Fatal Flame by Lyndsay Faye (Timothy Wilde, Book #3)
  311. Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book #2)
  312. Sisters' Fate by Jessica Spotswood (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book #3)
  313. Untitled Outlander Prequel by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book #0)
  314. Virgins by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book #0.5)
  315. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book #2)
  316. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book #3)
  317. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book #4)
  318. The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book #5)
  319. A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book #6)
  320. An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book #7)
  321. The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book #7.5)
  322. Written in My Heart's Own Blood by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book #8)
  323. A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book #8.5)
  324. Asunder by Jodi Meadows (Newsoul, Book #2)
  325. Phoenix Overture by Jodi Meadows (Newsoul, Book #0.5)
  326. Infinite by Jodi Meadows (Newsoul, Book #3)
  327. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Book #2)
  328. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Book #3)
  329. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Book #4)
  330. Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Book #5)
  331. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Book #6)
  332. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Book #7)
  333. Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan (Sky Chasers, Book #2)
  334. Flame by Amy Kathleen Ryan (Sky Chasers, Book #3)

Thanks for hosting, Lisa!

Book Recommendations for People Who Don't Read Nonfiction #TopTenTuesday


This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!

Today's list is:

Book Recommendations For People Who Don't Read Nonfiction

Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive
by Laura Hillenbrand
If you are looking for riveting and heartbreaking yet inspiring non-fiction, this one is it!! What an incredible story. Listen to the audiobook if you can.


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
This one has been on my TBR for years. With the movie being released this year, I finally got on it. Skloot is an incredible investigative journalist. This non-fiction biography reads like fiction. It's very educational, and it revealed to me the medical experimentation done on African-Americans that I wasn't aware of. Highly recommended!


Alice Cooper, Golf Monster
by Alice Cooper
I recommend this autobiography for any Alice Cooper fan! I'm not so much a fan of golf, but I loved learning more about Alice and how he beat alcoholism and it is inspiring how he gives back to the community.

Born Survivors
by Wendy Holden
From my review: "This remarkable story of how three women not only survived the atrocities of Auschwitz but had babies who also survived will break your heart and leave you in awe!"


Fast into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail
by Debbie Clarke Moderow
From my review: "Gutsy and determined, Debbie Moderow’s Iditarod tale will appeal to dog lovers and outdoor enthusiasts!"

You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times
by Max Lucado
I recommend this book for anyone that is going through a tough time. From my review: "The past several years have been trying times for me personally, and I was looking for some inspiration and some comfort. I didn't think that I would find it, but I was also looking for some spiritual guidance and understanding. I found all and more in Lucado's book."

The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For?
by Rick Warren
From my review: "This book is life-changing, and it really resonated with me...This book is a great motivator in examining your life to see where you can do better or be better, or where the next steps are. "



So, what are your book recommendations for people who don't read non-fiction? Please let me know in the comments, or leave me a link to your blog post if you are also participating in the meme!
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