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 …

Book 10 Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman fulfills the “Book Inspired by Myth, Folklore, or Legend” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. Hmmm… If these are actual Norse myths, can I say they were inspired by myths? I need to do some research. …Ten minutes later… According to Wikipedia, the book is a retelling. Therefore, it …

Book 9 The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate fulfills the “Based on a True Story” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. Yes, another choice from the Kids’ Section. There will be a few more. Sometimes you have to read a YA or Children’s book to give your life perspective or to add some happy …

Book 8: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime fulfills the “A Book Where the Author is from Asia, Africa, or South America” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. I think I double-dipped on this list item. I read Trevor’s book and also My Sister, the Serial Killer, both authors being from Africa. But it’s all good. The perspective shift …

Book 7: Still Life by Louise Penny

This book fulfills the Favorite Prompt from 2018 on the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. That prompt was Audio Book. Honestly, I’ve read most of the books on the blog as audio. I love audio. Love is the theme for this blog post because I love reading. Anyway… I’m a cozy mystery junkie. I love to …

Book 6 Planet of the Damned by Harry Harrison

Book 6 Planet of the Damned by Harry Harrison This book fulfills the Author with the Same First and Last Initial requirement on the PopSugar 2019 reading challenge. Old school Sci-Fi and I are not friends. Well, not good friends. We get along pretty well, but we have some varying opinions. Sometimes we have to …

Book 5 The Dark Prophesy, Trials of Apollo

Book 5 The Dark Prophesy, The Trials of Apollo Book 2 by Rick Riordan This book fulfills the Book with an Imaginary or Excinct creature category on the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. So, I’m seeing the error of my ways in reviewing the second book in a series of four or more. (Rick Riordan hasn’t …