2017 Books

  1. Turbo Twenty-Three, Janet Evanovich
    ⭐⭐⭐.5\5 Good next step in Stephanie Plum's life, lots of chuckle-out-loud moments. Evanovich knows her world well here, and does a wonderful job.
  2. Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐\5 Pleasantly surprised by this one. I was seeing it all over the place, recommended by a ton of people, so I had to give it a shot. It starts off just throwing you right into the story, which I really loved. Took me a bit to get into the story and to really understand the world of the book, but it was amazing. Love the characters, the arcs they all get, and how their back stories have to be earned by the reader.
  3. The Dark Days Club, Allison Goodman
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5/5 I truly enjoyed working my way through this book. It throws you right into Helen's family & story, & you have to catch up quick, which I like, bc it teaches you to read like she thinks: quickly. I love the agony I felt as a modern reader, looking back at the Regency era, bc she clearly needs more than the life she's been prescribed, & she gets to find her own way. Would definitely recommend. Immediately downloaded the next book of the series once I finished. Unlike anything I'm reading.
  4. Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 Stellar follow up to Six Of Crows. The character development was wonderful, but in many ways that were also unexpected, which I appreciated. So many twists & turns that it made me wish I could write this way & be this creative. Dying & hoping she writes more for this series & these characters. Felt anxiety, fear, hope, sadness, laughter, heartbreak, and joy while reading, which is always a hallmark of a well-written story for me.