Reviewing, on the other hand, doesn’t rank anywhere near the
top of my preferred ways to spend an afternoon.
That saddens me some. I don’t like reviewing, and so I
only do one or two full reviews a month. But there are many great books out
there—and I want to share them all with you.
Therefore, I’ve decided that perhaps a few of you might
enjoy seeing a list of what I’ve read each month, a snapshot of some great
(and not so great) books I’ve been encountering. So here’s what I read in July:
Lost & Found
Authors: Colleen Coble &
Genre: Tween Suspense
Synopsis: A fourteen-year-old
girl training for SARs seeks the truth behind her friend’s adoption and a
Review: The prose felt a bit
choppy to me, but the plotting is solid and will provide many a preteen a good,
Title: Dark Halo
Series: Angel Eyes Trilogy #3
Author: Shannon Dittemore
Genre: Teen Supernatural
Synopsis: An angelic war grows
as the Dark Prince himself targets two supernaturally gifted teens.
Review: A solid, satisfying
conclusion with some nice twists to a fascinating series. Well-worth reading as
a teen or an adult.
Series: Alaskan Courage #4
Author: Dani Pettrey
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Synopsis: A rock climber and a
former cop investigate a suspicious death of a climber.
Review: I fell in love with the
family at the start of this series, which is the real draw of these books, and
that doesn’t change with Silenced. I was a little disappointed with the
plotting--this duel plotline didn’t feel as cohesive as the plots of first three--but is still a
good breath-catching suspense.
In addition to my normal reading, I’ve also challenged
myself to read through part of the reading list I composed for ArtfulExposure,a list of worthwhile art. This month I covered 21 children’s
books, primarily easy readers and beginning chapter books. Some of the old
friends I revisited:
Most of the books reviewed for this blog are bought or borrowed from a library. However, some (usually two dozen or less) each year are given to me free from the author or publisher.
I haven't previewed every book or other work of art that I included in my monthly arts lists. Many works are included for other reasons, such as insights to culture, making them worthwhile but perhaps containing questionable content. Therefore, use discernment when listening, reading, or viewing these pieces.