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Book 12 Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama fulfills the “Book about a World Leader” prompt for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. Some may question my choice on this prompt. As First Lady of the United States, Mrs. Obama labored to create new programs for healthy living for children. She worked very hard to be a mother, wife, and …

Book 11 Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells fulfills the “Book with a with a robot, cyborg, or AI character” category of the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. It is the fourth novella in the Murderbot series. The fifth will be published this May. The new one is a full novel rather than the novella format of the first …

Book 10 X by Sue Grafton

X by Sue Grafton fulfills the category “Book with only Words on the Cover” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. It’s number twenty-four in her Kinsey Millhone series. Yes, I have read all the others and plan to finish Y is for Yesterday by the end of 2020. Plus, doing X for my tenth blog …

Book 9 A Princess in Theory

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole fulfills the “Book by a Woman of Color” category for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. The novel seemed like a fantastic choice to end Black History Month, for everything Ms. Cole has done for Romance Writers of America over the years and especially the past two months. I …

Book 8 The Hunger

The Hunger by Alma Katsu fulfills the category “Book with a Map” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. Since February is Women in Horror Month, I posted the novel now rather than part of the horror fest I have planned for October. The book is an alternate history of the Donner Party with a scary …

Book 7 Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts by Kathryn R. Biel fulfills the “Book I Meant to Read in 2019” category of the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. I read the first two novels in the New Beginnings series last year. I enjoy Ms. Biel’s stories very much. I read Paradise by the Dashboard Lights this fall, then slapped myself …

Book 6 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot fulfills the category “Book about or by a Woman in STEM” for the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. It doesn’t quite fit the category as it’s only Mrs. Lacks’ cells that are in STEM, but boy, they are important. Also, I thought this an appropriate choice to …

Book 5 Twisted Twenty-Six

Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich fulfilled the “Book with the Word ‘Twenty’ in the Title” category for the 2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge. Yes, this is the twenty-sixth in the series and I have read them all. And all the supplemental Plum stories. That’s a lot of books. The main character for all the “numbered” novels …

Book 4 The Jane Austen Book Club

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler fulfills the “Book about a Book Club” category of the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. In this novel, the characters explore the works of Jane Austen and only Jane Austen. The people of the Jane Austen book club comprise a diverse group of women and one man. …

Book 3 The Song of the Quarkbeast

The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde fulfills the category “Book I grabbed off the shelf without looking” for the 2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge. Actually, I listened on audio. I spun the album titles on my Windows Media Player (yes, I’m still using that program. It works…for now.) The Song of the Quarkbeast showed …