12/15 - REVIEWING BOOKS 111-120 OF 2015

  1. 🏅 Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
    LOVED it. It was (a) a great mystery, and (b) revealed so much about Cormoran and Robin's personal lives in the past. Can't wait for book 4.
  2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
    I enjoyed this one, but I didn't love it as much as Fangirl. It was so funny to have Rowell's trademark very talk-y kissing scenes in a fantastical setting though!
  3. Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer
    I love the slightly older heroine, and the banter between Abigail and the charming (but simultaneously rude) Miles Calverleigh. He's one of my favorite Heyer characters, such a great combination of disdain and sweetness.
  4. White Leopard by Laurent Guillaume
    Dark and violent, with an intriguing setting. I kept googling info about Bamako (Mali) as I was reading.
  5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
    This book was so great. I keep thinking about some of its beautiful, poetic passages. And the way civilization crumbled was so realistic!
  6. The Marriage Pact by MJ Pullen
    Chick lit that wasn't totally awesome, but had a few thoughtful moments.
  7. 💣 Ivory by Tony Park
    A modern day Mozambiquan pirate gets caught up in a huge smuggling deal gone awry. I liked the first half. Then it basically devolved into a James Bond novel.
  8. I Must Say by Martin Short
    I must say, I'm surprised that Martin Short made me cry. He's so sweet about his late wife though. ❤️
  9. Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer
    One of my favorite things about this one are the ridiculous names of the Bugle sisters - Lucasta, Oenone, Corinna, Dianeme, and Perenna. Can you imagine calling those out at the playground? Ha! Actually, probably some hipster-y mom is yelling for Oenone at that park across from the San Francisco ferry building as we speak.
  10. Looking for Alaska by John Green
    I liked this one a lot better than Paper Towns!