With winter weather hitting in full force here in New Jersey, I’ve been lucky to have plenty of reading time to start out the year. In a lot of cases, I’ve been able to finish books in 24 hours or less, which is usually rare. Naturally, that got me thinking about all the books I read quickly, regardless of their length, simply because they were so good. In the spirit of having plenty to read on your next nearly inevitable snow day, here are 10 5-star books you can read in one sitting.
Good morning! I wanted to share a mystery/thriller that I absolutely loved this month — The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter. This is part of my Unread Shelf Project pile of books that I’ve been making an effort to read, and I cannot believe I let this one sit as long as I did. I saw this book reviewed super positively by Abby at Crime by the Book last year, and immediately requested it on NetGalley. …And proceeded to ignore it for over six months.
Good morning! I wanted to take a minute (or maybe a few) and round up some of the upcoming YA releases for the new year. I actually didn’t read a lot of YA last year — 33/102 books, if we’re being extremely specific, which I AM. But, I guess that’s still a decent amount. Looking into 2018 though, there are so many I can’t wait to pick up, many from authors I already know I will love whatever they write. Here are 11 of my most anticipated!
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Selecting a term
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