April 24, 2023

Goodreads Update 4/24/2023

We are nearing the end of the month, so it is time for the old Goodreads update, where I tell you what I have added to my to-read list since last month. I am skipping all the Sequoyah books I added. You're welcome


VenCo by Cherie Dimaline - This promises to be incredibly weird. Dimaline is a member of the Metis tribe, but this is a novel about Salem witches? But set in current day? Yeah.


The Housemaid by Freida McFadden - Our main character gets a job as a housemaid for a fabulously wealthy family and is looking forward to a chance to forget her past and move one. The wife of the family is pretty awful and the husband is pretty beat down. Eventually she crosses a line and finds out the door to her room only locks from the outside. But she is not helpless. Not at all.

Sundown Motel

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James - I really thought this was already on my list, but I guess I took it off at some point? I don't know, sometimes I put them on twice and Goodreads doesn't even say anything. This book has a dual timeline; 1982 and today. In 1982 the desk clerk at the motel starts noticing weird things at the motel and begins to investigate until she goes missing. 30 years later, her niece goes to find out what happened.

Reckless Girls

Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins - Apparently, the new thing is to retell And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. This is in that line. It's about a group of people on a small tropical island that are having a great time until a sketchy dude shows up. Cracks start to form in the group's facade. And that's when the murders started.


The Villa by Rachel Hawkins - Two girls go to a villa in Italy for a girls' trip. The villa is the same one where a rock star and some friends went in 1974 where one wrote a hit album and the other wrote a hit book. And the rock star died. Of course they must investigate, yes?


Like a Sister by Kellye Garrett - This is a mystery and it's unique in that it is written by a black woman and stars a black woman. Lena is a graduate student at Columbia when her sister, Desiree (a reality TV star) is found dead in a park in the Bronx. Lena and Desiree aren't close anymore, but she knows her sister's death wasn't an accident.


The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocum - So much about this. Ok. Brendan Slocumb is a classical violinist for his day job. Also, he is black, so kind of a unicorn. This book follows a black violinist who uses an irreplaceable Stradivarius and is on his way to compete in the international Tchaikovsky Competition when someone steals his violin and leaves a Converse high top shoe in the case.

Ok. That's all. Just 7 new books. I have read more books than that this month, so it's a win! Not that I care, I'm just saying

Anything strike your fancy?