July 14, 2018

Goodreads Update, Pt. 1 7/14/18

For grins, I decided to take a peek at my To-Read shelf on Goodreads and see how many books I had added since the last update. I felt like I had really kept the number of additions down. I was wrong. It's easily 25 books I've added. And there's really about a week to go before I would normally do an update. So, I've decided to do about 15 books today and cut down on the huge post next week. You're welcome.

The Race to Save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport - I don't know if you've noticed my mild fascination with the Romanovs, but I have one. This book is new. So on the list it goes.

Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein - Here is another sociology book. It's a look at an industrial town going under. I love these happy books, like this.

Noir by Christopher Moore - I forget what this is about, but it's Christopher Moore, so I'm going to read it.

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt - Continuing my theme of happiness and light, we have a fictional account of the life of Lizzie Borden.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo - I've heard this series of novelizations of the Marvel Superheroes is fabulous. Guess I'll try it.

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O'Farrell - This is a memoir about the 17 different times she almost died. She's supposed to be a fantastic author, so I'll check it out.

Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo - The fact that this one is on my list is a testament to the fact that I am bowing to pressure. I've been hearing for years how great this series is. My second niece or niece once removed or whatever she is loved it, so I'll give it a go.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - The third book in the series came out and I want to read it. I better read the first one first, though.

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang - This is the second book to The Kiss Quotient which I also haven't read yet. But I don't want to forget about it, so it's on the list.

The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir - This is fiction about a girl whose family is part of a reality TV show that focuses on their fringe, isolationist religion. It all blows up when 17 year old Essie gets pregnant.

The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras by Brantley Hargrove - Yup. A tornado book. I haven't added one of these recently.

Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer - A detective mystery starring Obama and Biden? Yes, please. Thankyouverymuch.

Happy at Work: 60 Simple Ways to Stay Engaged and Be Successful by Jim Donovan - Because why not? Who couldn't stand to be more happy at work?

Refugee by Alan Gratz - This is on the Sequoyah award list for 2019. It tells the story of 3 different refugees in 3 different times. One is a WWII Jewish person fleeing Germany, one is a Cuban girl in the 1990's, and one is a Syrian refugee in 2015. Sounds interesting.

Salt Lane by William Shaw - I heard about his on a podcast I listen to and thought it might be a good one to add to my list.

Oh if only I could read faster than I can add books to the list. Sigh.