Monday, April 27, 2009

Home to Harmony by Phillip Gulley

8/10 - Wholesome, heartwarming with a sense of humor you wouldn't expect from a Quaker minister. It was just what I needed after the last book. It's a simple quick read. Gulley's writing style is very easy to like, as is his personality which shines through it.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

8/10 - Well, this book was really not what I thought it would be. I mean, I didn't expect it to be uplifting, but I didn't expect it to be so disturbing either. Of course the events of World War II are disturbing, but this was more than that. It became very personal somehow and I wished the author hadn't felt the need to go into such great detail. It actually got to the point that I had a hard time sleeping after reading it. I was so hoping for a different resolution, not a happy ending exactly, but something more satisfying. Boy, do I need something light now.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Monsters of Templeton by Laura Groff

8/10 - I liked Groff's writing style and the overall plot was good. I like my books a little dark and gothic, and this one definitely fit the bill. The only part I wasn't overly crazy about was the genealogical portions. I realize that it was used to join all the different characters together, but I wish we didn't have to go through quite so many ancestors. The fake letters and journal, along with the pictures really added to the story. I would recommend it.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich

8/10 - I always keep a Stephanie Plum novel in the bathroom, and I'm convinced that I will finish the whole series in this way. They are perfect for this purpose because I can read them in small snippets without feeling like I'm missing out on something. Plus by now, I'm very familiar with the main characters, so I don't get them mixed up. In this book, I finally fell in love with Morelli and now I want Stephanie to get with him.