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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 …

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 …