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Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews

Here are three more science fiction and fantasy mini-reviews, brought to you by the 20 Books of Summer Challenge.  Since it’s pretty difficult to review books that are part of series, I’m keeping these short.  I recommend all three if you’re looking for good,…

The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

I’ve seen mixed reviews of this book, but I really liked it.  Chang gives us a screwed-up family on a road trip, but she makes their story sympathetic, clever and at times funny.  I’ve seen this book described as hilarious, and I can’t say it…

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

I was really saddened by Carrie Fisher’s death last month.  It was so sudden, and she was only 60.  And we had just seen her in Rogue One and Star Wars: A New Hope. I was especially sad for my husband, who grew up…

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

I loved everything about this book. You’ve probably heard of Jenny Lawson by now, but if you haven’t, she writes a blog as The Blogess and a couple of years ago published her first book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Lawson’s writing is really…

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Last year I said that every woman should read The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. I’m adding How to Be a Woman to that list. I’m coming late to the Caitlin Moran party, since I’ve read about her from many bloggers….

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

For some reason, it took me a while to get into this book. You would think that a book where a kid falls over and dies in the first chapter (during a doughnut eating contest) would immediately draw you in.  Of course you want to…

One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

I read a lot of fluffiness in the weeks before and after New Years, and I’m not apologizing for it.  Steelheart, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and this book were all fun reads that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Now I’m geared up…

Review of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

This is definitely not the kind of book I usually pick up, but 1) it was lent to me by a good friend and 2) it’s by a blogger and 3) it’s laugh-out-loud funny. Jenny Lawson is The Blogess and this is her “Mostly…

Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Attachments is a book I wouldn’t have read (or probably even have heard of) if not for my blogging friend Alley over at What Red Read.   When I asked for recommendations for good travel reads, she suggested this one.  And it was perfect. It’s…

Review: A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

This is Book Two in the Tiffany Aching series, a young adult series that’s part of the larger Discworld series. In the series, the world is actually a disc that rides on the backs of four elephants standing on the back of a turtle….

Review of A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore

My blogger-friend Alley at What Red Read often recommends Christopher Moore, with good reason.  Moore writes a unique brand of what I’ll call supernatural humor, somewhat similar to Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett or A. Lee Martinez.  A Dirty Job, like the books of Jasper…

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