Top Ten Tuesday: 10 2016 Releases I’m Really Excited About

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is all about what 2016 releases we really meant to get to, but weren't able to read for whatever reason. My reading is almost always at least a year (if not a century) behind, so I actually like waiting … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 2016 Releases I’m Really Excited About

Series Challenge #1: The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

  The first completed series on my list was one I read for book club. Our reading list for the year includes 4 trilogies, and this was the first one up. Series Breakdown: Books in Order: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant Favorite Book: Divergent Genres/Keywords: science fiction, young adult, dystopic My Average Rating: 3.33 What These Books … Continue reading Series Challenge #1: The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

A-Z Reading Challenge: #: 13 Rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

While the world is filled with more amazing books than you can read in a lifetime, there's also plenty of not-so-great ones, or ones that just don't click with you. This book was definitely one that didn't appeal to me. The book was billed as a "puzzle" book, set in and between the World Wars, … Continue reading A-Z Reading Challenge: #: 13 Rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

A Year Reading Women Authors

Above: The first book of my year reading only women authors. As I said at the beginning of my challenge, I tend to read women writers in equal measure to male writers. Using Goodreads to measure, I found that I tended to be split down the middle with my reading the three years previous to … Continue reading A Year Reading Women Authors

Women Writers Reading Challenge #67: Possession by A.S. Byatt

A.S. Byatt is a master. This book is pretty amazing, as Byatt has to create not only her protagonists, their world, and their quest, but also two literary figures and great portions or excerpts of their works. It's quite a feat. This is a book that takes a great deal of effort and time, but … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #67: Possession by A.S. Byatt

Women Writers Reading Challenge #66: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

There are some books that leave an indelible mark by dint of their incredible strangeness--books that startle and make you wonder how an author ever could have come up with it. This is one of these books. But it's brilliant. Geek Love follows the story of Oly, an albino hunchback who her parents deplore for … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #66: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Women Writers Reading Challenge #65: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

You may have noticed this book popped up on my favorites list for Top Ten Tuesday. There were actually a number of books on that list that I haven't done a post about yet, but they will all be coming I promise. This book came out about five years ago, but it's lost none of … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #65: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Women Writers Reading Challenge #64: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

It took me a while to finish this book because I accidentally left it at my parents' house. And did I mention I only had 60 pages left? This is an interesting twist on a beloved fairy tale replete with cyborgs and inter-species love. As you know, I love a good fairy tale adaptation. The … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #64: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten New To Me Authors I Love

One of the benefits of a massive reading challenge is that you get to read a lot of books by new authors. It was quite hard to pick just 10. I basically went and found the first 10 from my challenge. They're not necessarily the same as my top 10 favorite books from this year, … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Ten New To Me Authors I Love

Women Writers Reading Challenge #62: Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill

I read this book right on the heels of Lorrie Moore's book Self-Help, which was unavoidable since it was due at the library, but was nevertheless a mistake. Where I felt that Moore showed compassion, Gaitskill seemed objective almost to the point of being clinical sometimes. Her stories are still very good and move nicely, and … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #62: Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill