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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 …

Book 2 Beating About The Bush

Beating About the Bush by MC Beaton fulfills the “Book from a Series with more than Twenty Books” category of the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. It is the thirtieth novel in the Agatha Raisin series. It is also probably the last one we will get from MC Beaton. She passed away on December 30, 2019. …

Book 1 The Bronze Key

The Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare fulfills the category “Book with Gold, Silver or Bronze in the Title” for the 2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge. Since this is my first blog of the year, I went big. When you basically have Harry Potter fanfic by two amazing authors, you end up reading the …

Into to the 2020 Challenge

It’s almost 2020 and there’s a new PopSugar Reading Challenge. I finished the 2019 challenge a few weeks ago and I’m raring to start the next. Am I a glutton for punishment? Yes, I am. Which works out well because one prompt is a book about one of the seven deadly sins. I’m prepped. The …

Extra Book 5: The Haunting of Torre Abbey

So here’s another extra book I read for the category “Book set in an Abbey, Cloister, etc.” Snort! I found this title at work, which conveniently is the library. I was desperate for a story for the category as I did not wish to listen to fifty-four hours of The Mists of Avalon. The Redwall …

Extra Book 4: A Morbid Taste for Bones

A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters fulfilled the “Book that Takes Place in an Abbey, Convent, Monastery or Cloister” category for the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. Well, almost. I had some difficulty finding a story for the category. I downloaded Mists of Avalon only to realize I bought the fifty-four-hour version. Yeah, too …

Extra Book 3: My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite fulfilled the “Book from Asia, Africa or South America.” I read it by accident after reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. I thought Mr. Noah’s book had more bite to it, so I included it in the original fifty. My Sister, the Serial Killer was a …