Book 20 The Cinderella Murder

The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke fulfilled the “Book Written by Two Female Authors” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. I hadn’t read an MHC novel in years. The title jumped out at me as I researched the category. I love a retold fairy tale. It wasn’t one, but that …

Book 19 Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan fulfills the “Book that Includes a Wedding” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading challenge. The story was a great choice for the entry as the whole book centered on a wedding, but it was not one of any of the main characters. Therefore, the mains could roam around and …

Book 18 The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett fulfills the “Read a Book During the Season It Is Set In” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. I finished the novel in March just as the spring kinda arrived here in upstate NY. I wish I had blogged it earlier. Another kid’s classic that I missed …

Book 17 Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple fulfilled the “Book Being Made into a Movie” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. I double-checked to make sure it was coming out this year. Prep to view the film this August. (So I gotta post this before it comes out.) I’m a very literal person, not …

Book 16 Girl with a Lower Back Tattoo

Girl with a Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer fulfilled the Book Recommended by a Celebrity I admire. I did some research for the category and discovered that J. K. Rowling recommended the book. Talk about a celebrity I admire…to write stories like that woman…sigh. So I grabbed the audio read by Ms. Schumer and …

Book 15 The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill fulfilled the Ghost Story category of the 2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge. I think I missed something. I read the book earlier in the spring and realized I forgot to write up my review. I couldn’t remember much about the tale, only the PopSugar category. Which is odd because …

Book 14 A Salty Piece of Land

A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett fulfilled the Book with Salty, Sweet, Bitter, or Spicy in the title for the 2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge. Disclaimer: I am not a parrot head. I enjoy a margarita occasionally and like a good beach song. I did not love this book. A Salty Piece of Land …

Book 13 Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope fulfills the “Retelling of a Classic” category on the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. This retelling fell short. I am a huge Jane Austen fan. I read Pride and Prejudice no less than four times in college. The book is my all-time favorite. I dipped into the rest of her …

Book 12 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon fulfills the category “Book with at least One Million Ratings on Goodreads” for the 2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge. So yes. I’m late to the game once again. I tend not to read or watch TV shows currently in demand and have never been …

Book 11 The Lying Game

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware fulfills the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge category “a book revolving around a puzzle or a game.” I’ve read three Ruth Ware stories. And I don’t love her. I like the stories okay, but honestly, most fall short. I liked The Woman in Cabin 10 though the titled glommed on …