ALC · Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller


Thanks to for the ALC of this book. It is one that I would definitely not have picked up as fast, if ever, without that push. And while there are quite a few ALCs I've gotten from them that remain unread (I'm just one person and there are so many great books and just too many things other than reading on… Continue reading Wahala

ARC · Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller

The Verifiers

Thanks to the publisher (Vintage Anchor) for reaching out to send me a review copy of this debut novel. I am not usually a mystery reader, so I was initially hesitant, but something about this one sounded different enough that it might be worth a try. Perhaps the fact that the MC likes girls and wrote… Continue reading The Verifiers

ALC · Historical Fiction · Magical Realism · Mystery/Thriller

When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky

Choosing to read this one was a unique process for me. I had never heard of it, not seen any reviews of it, but had the option to get an ALC from a few months ago. The title caught my attention, so I decided to go for it. And for the first time in… Continue reading When Two Feathers Fell from the Sky

Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller · Young Adult

Firekeeper’s Daughter

This was a "last day I worked at the library before the Holidays" impulse grab. Someone had returned it and, instead of sending it back to be shelved, I checked it right out to myself. I had seen a number of positive reviews for it and, while it isn't my normal reading genre (mystery/thriller isn't… Continue reading Firekeeper’s Daughter

Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

The title is what first caught my attention about this book. For real, what a great title! I feel like you can't tell me that you wouldn't at least be interested in reading a blurb to find out more about it. Which is exactly what happened to me. I held off for a minute after… Continue reading Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Mystery/Thriller · Translations

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

I have sort of been passively trying to meet some of the Reading Women prompts for 2021 – not as intensely as last year, but just for fun. And one of the prompts that I figured I just wouldn’t meet was to read a "Crime Novel or Thriller in Translation" …mostly because I just don’t… Continue reading Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead