Category: 2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge End-of-the-Year Update

2015 Reading Challenge End-of-the-Year Update

On January 2nd of last year I set out to participate in 6 themed challenges as well as posting an overall goal on Goodreads. In some ways I was more successful than others. I beat my Goodreads and Flights of Fantasy goal twice over, my TBR Pile and Historical Fiction goals only once, and didn’t quite succeed with my Banned Books and Back to the Classics challenges. Oh, well! […]

Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

“Fifteen men on the Dead Man’s Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!” I’ve been wanting to read Robert Louis Stevenson’s Classic, Treasure Island, for years, but kept putting it off. Partly because I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to the […]

Book Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Book Review: NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

“Was there any human urge more pitiful-or more intense- than wanting another chance at something?” Growing up I was a major Stephen King fan, so I guess it’s kind of weird I never really finished many of his books. So when I heard his son had grown up to be a writer I was a […]

Book Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Book Review: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

“Those who have sacrificed always have the most to lose.” Author Danielle Paige’s debut novel, Dorothy Must Die, begins where the famous novels and film ends. Kind of. The heroine, Amy Gumm, is another Kansas girl who finds herself in Oz, when she finds herself recruited by The Order of the Wicked to assassinate Dorothy. Why? Simply […]

Book Review: Red Rising & Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Book Review: Red Rising & Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown’s Red Rising is the first book in his Red Rising trilogy about a man trying to free his people from slavery. Darrow is that young man. Born as a Red, the lowest caste in a color-coded society, forced to mine Mars for colonization. Like the Reds around him, Darrow doesn’t realize he’s a slave. He thinks his […]

Book Review: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas

Celaena Sardothien returns to her kin in Sarah J. Maas’ Heir of Fire. When we last saw Celaena, she was sailing off to find answers on how to defeat the King of Adarlan. For the first time Celaena is separated from her friends Chaol and Dorian, and must figure out the Wyrdkeys while dealing with […]

Book Review: Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight is the second book in Sarah J. Maas’ popular YA fantasy series, Throne of Glass. After Celaena Sardothien won the title of the king’s Champion, she found herself in the precarious position of having to do the bidding of a man she hates. Knowing the King is hatching an evil scheme, Celaena […]

Book Review: Throne of Glass Throne of Glass Series) by Sarah J. Maas (Spoilers)

Book Review: Throne of Glass Throne of Glass Series) by Sarah J. Maas (Spoilers)

Celaena Sardothien is everything! I’ve been wanting to read Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass since it first came out, but it’s kind of hard to read all the books. Instead, the book has lingered on my TBR list through its release, and the release of three sequels and a collection of novellas. The longer […]

Book Review: The Messenger (Mortal Beloved) by Pamela DuMond

Book Review: The Messenger (Mortal Beloved) by Pamela DuMond

The Good…: In The Messenger, a young girl named Madeline travels through time to 1674 due to what appears to be a freak accident. What she doesn’t know yet is that she’s a Messenger, someone capable of traveling through time to deliver important messages that may change destinies. When she arrives to Colonial times, she […]

Book Review: Lace Up (Pretty Smart Girls) by Shae Ross

Book Review: Lace Up (Pretty Smart Girls) by Shae Ross

The Good…: Lace Up is the first book in Shae Ross’ Pretty Smart Girls series. This book is about three women from Michigan State University, and three men from the University of Michigan who compete against one another in an entrepreneurial competition in New York City. Team Ryan (State) and Team Jett (U of M) […]