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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 10 September 2018

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 10 September 2018

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" data-orig-size="474,356" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" aperture="aperture" /> Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 10 September 2018. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 10 September 2018

Book Cover Image: Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

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Book Cover Image: Heartless by Gail Carriger

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Book Cover Image: Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood

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I was not certain how I was going to feel about Tracy Banghart’s latest novel and series opener. I found it a bit predictable in some major plot points and sluggish at times. I enjoyed myself while reading it but was not enamored with it as I thought I might be given the buzz surrounding it. I found the ending to be suspenseful and rather intense, and Ms. Banghart managed to throw in one or two twists that helped offset the predictability. It ends with a decent cliffhanger that does make me want to continue with the series. Whether the story will linger enough in my mind to remember once the sequel is available is anyone’s guess.

Book four in The Parasol Protectorate series is another one that all my files say I read but one in which I have no memory of reading, let alone the plot. It does not matter in the end because I enjoyed this one as much as the first three, if not more so because I do think Alexia is getting feistier with each book. Her no-nonsense approach to life remains hilarious. It is her antics while nine months pregnant though that really had me laughing. Just the name of her unborn child, the Infant Inconvenience, is right on the nose because let’s face it – being pregnant is an inconvenience at times. There is never any malice to her words. She is pragmatic to a fault, and I love that. No drama. No angst. I loved this series when I first discovered it, and I am thoroughly enjoying reacquainting myself to it. On to book five!

Oh, my heart! The T. Greenwood historical fiction novel about the “real-life Lolita” is absolutely horrifying. There are not enough adverbs or adjectives to describe how disturbing Sally Horner’s story is. Ms. Greenwood does an excellent job balancing the terrible with the beautiful, but it is a story I finished with many shaky breaths and a pit in my stomach. I finished it because I did not know her story and because Ms. Greenwood makes us care so much about Sally. At the same time, there is no way I would recommend this to very many people. The cover should just have one big trigger warning label across it because child rape is probably the biggest trigger that exists. Beautiful. Terrible. It is both, and it is going to haunt me for a long time.


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Book Cover Image: Nine by Zach Hines

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Book Cover Image: The World of All Souls by Deborah Harkness

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Book Cover Image: Timeless by Gail Carriger

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Book Cover Image: These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

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Book Cover Image: Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

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Book Cover Image: #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

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Book Cover Image: Temper by Nicky Drayden

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Book Cover Image: The Kill Jar by J. Reuben Appelman

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Book Cover Image: Vox by Christina Dalcher

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Book Cover Image: Playing to the Gods by Peter Rader

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Book Cover Image: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 10 September 2018

Book Cover Image: Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

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Book Cover Image: Foe by Iain Reid

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Book Cover Image: Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird

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Book Cover Image: Summer Cannibals by Melanie Hobson

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Book Cover Image: The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle

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Book Cover Image: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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Book Cover Image: A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

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Book Cover Image: We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

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Book Cover Image: Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

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Book Cover Image: Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness

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Book Cover Image: The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

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Book Cover Image: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

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So, what are you reading?

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