logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: 2016-best-reads
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-04-03 22:41
The Hardest Thing by James Lear
The Hardest Thing: A Dan Stagg Mystery - James Lear

Books with way too much sex often feel to me like nothing is happening. OK sex is happening, but it is the same thing over and over (like saying or thinking "you are my everything" repeatedly).

And this also explains why sometimes books with a ton of sex do work for me. Like this one. So much sex. The protagonist uses sex for everything. Not just passion or love but also for exercise, friendliness, networking, embarrassing someone into not telling anyone they saw him, tactical advabtage in a fight, etc. But by the same token, it isn't the same thing over and over. Each time it is serving a purpose in the story and advancing the plot and usually the characterization as well. This book is a thriller, so it isn't like there wasn't other stuff happening, but this explains why I didn't get bored by all the sex.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-04-03 22:15
The Starving Years by Jordan Castillo Price
The Starving Years - Jordan Castillo Price

I am leery about dystopic novels because they bum me out, but it was JCP, so I had to. I listened to the audiobook and it took me a while, because I didn't want to listen unless I had some time to spend. I wanted to concentrate.

I really think Jordan Castillo Price is in a different league than most romance writers. Each of the characters was such an individual. The locations and situations were really vivid - and scary and grim. It is M/M/M, but it worked for me. Not too much sex, or stopping in the middle of a chase scene for sex. And they felt like good matches for each other, even though they were completely different people, each with significant weaknesses. Tim, for example, is a really good programmer, but he panics and gets distracted - so at one point he starts printing out everything he has downloaded instead of figuring out what is important first. And Javier's first reaction is to be cynical and untrusting, even when it doesn't actually make sense. Everyone is relatable without being superhuman. Definitely recommended.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-04-03 22:08
One Giant Leap by Kay Simone
One Giant Leap - Kay Simone

This was just charming.  Very much in the vein of The Martian, though not that far in the future.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2016-03-28 19:36
July 2016 Must Read Books

July starts with a bang and plenty of fireworks!

 

From the most highly anticipated crime, suspense,
and mystery thrillers --to fun and entertaining chick-lit
 for your summer lazy days and nights. 

 

 

30 Top July Books To Get On Your List 
For your hammock, lakeside chilling,
and summer beach reading escape!    

 TRULY MADLY GUILTY

Liane Moriarty

July 26

 

GUILTY MINDS

Joseph Finder

Nick Heller #3

July 19 

 

ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN 

Wendy Walker 

July 12 

FALLING

Jane Green

July 19

 

THE PERFECT NEIGHBORS

Sarah Pekkanen

July 5

 

IN TWENTY YEARS

Allison Winn Scotch

July 1

    

 DAUGHTERS OF THE BRIDE

Susan Mallery

July 12 

 

BAGGAGE CHECK 

 M. J. Pullen

July 12

 

I'VE GOT SAND IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES 

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

July 12  

Blog Tour July 14 

    

ONE LESS PROBLEM WITHOUT YOU 

 Beth Harbison

July 26

 

GOOD AS GONE

Amy Gentry 

July 26

 

UNTOUCHABLE 

Sibel Hodge

July 18

 

     

   THE HATCHING

Ezekiel Boone 

July 5

 

EVERYTHING I DON'T REMEMBER  

Jonas Hassen Khemiri 

July 12

 

THE INNOCENTS

Ace Atkins

Quinn Colson #6 

July 12  

 

THE TRAP 

 Melanie Raabe

July 5 

 

THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10

Ruth Ware 

July 19

 

YOU WILL KNOW ME

Megan Abbott 

July 26  

  

BABY DOLL 

 Hollie Overton 

July 12  

 

THE SISTER

Louise Jensen 

July 7

 

THE STEPMOTHER

Claire Seeber

July 15

        

THROW AWAY GIRLS
Jaycee Wilder Series
Jennifer Vaughn 

July 15 

 

YOU'LL MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE 

Kevin O'Brien

July 26 

 

THE BEAUTY OF THE END 

 Debbie Howells

July 26

     

AGE OF CONSENT

Marti Leimbach

July 26

 

THE LIGHT OF PARIS

Eleanor Brown 

July 12

 

THE CHOICES WE MAKE 

Karma Brown

July 12   

     

WHAT MATTERS MOST  

Texas Gold Collection #4

Kellie Coates Gilbert

July 5

 

TOBY

 David Johnson

July 26

 

OUTFOXED 

David Rosenfelt

July 19

 

Non-Fiction Food Corner  . . .  Want to Eat Healthy?

As a Vegan, with a history of food allergies,
I stay away from additives and nasty preservatives.   
Have been on a plant based diet for five years.  It works!

Two Awesome Books Coming July
You Must Read! 

 

  

PURE FOOD

A Chef's Handbook for Eating Clean, with Healthy, Delicious Recipes

By: Kurt Beecher Dammeier

July 5

 

FOOD FORENSICS

The Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Food and How You Can
Avoid Them for Lifelong Health

  Mike Adams

July 26   

 

 

I'VE GOT SAND IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES 

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

Blog Tour July 14

 

 

Pre-order Now and Enter to WIN

  

 



What's On My Radar for August 2016

 

 

 

JDCMustReadBooks 

Source: www.judithdcollinsconsulting.com/#!book-blog/c12w3/tag/july-2016
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
text 2016-03-16 17:40
Hello June! Summer Best Reads

Book-lovers have plenty of reasons to be excited this June!

 

Keep reading to see the fantastic roundup of Hottest June Must Reads.   

 

 

FIRST COMES LOVE

 Emily Giffin 

June 28

 

UNTETHERED

Julie Lawson Timmer

June 7

 

SUNSHINE BEACH

Wendy Wax

June 21 

  HERE'S TO US

 Elin Hilderbrand

June 14  

 

SWIMSUIT BODY 
Eileen Goudge

June 7 
 

FOREVER BEACH

Shelley Noble 

June 7

THE GIRL WHO CAME BACK

Susan Lewis 

June 7

 

THE GIRLS IN THE GARDEN 

Lisa Jewell

June 7 

 

I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU

Terry McMillan

June 7 

THE GIRL FROM THE SAVOY

Hazel Gaynor 

June 7

 

IF I FORGET YOU

Thomas Christopher Greene

June 14 

 

A CERTAIN AGE 

 Beatriz Williams

June 28  

 

 END OF WATCH

The Bill Hodges Trilogy #3

Stephen King

June 7

 

INK AND BONE

The Hollows

Lisa Unger

June 7  

 

FIELD OF GRAVES

A Taylor Jackson Novel
J. T. Ellison 

June 14 

ALL THE MISSING GIRLS 

Megan Miranda

June 28

 

SINCE SHE WENT AWAY

David Bell

June 21   

 

MARKED FOR LIFE

Emelie Schepp 

June 14 

      

WE COULD BE BEAUTIFUL 

Swan Huntley

June 28 

 

SECURITY

Gina Wohlsdorf

June 7    

 

THE NIGHT IS DEEP

Joe Hart

June 28 

 

  

THE HOUSE OF SECRETS

Brad Meltzer and Tod Goldberg

June 7 

 

 

SEASHELL SEASON 

Holly Chamberlin 

June 28

 

STICKS AND STONES

Michael Hiebert

June 28

 

 

 From debuts, chick-lit, suspense, domestic, literary, historic,
psychological, dramas, mystery, to crime thrillers.

Take your pick.  Pre-Order Now!

*Additional books may be added to the list, prior to June 

JDCMustReadBooks

 

 

 
Upcoming July Books   

 

 

In the Event You Missed May Top Reads

Source: www.judithdcollinsconsulting.com/#!book-blog/c12w3/tag/june-2016
More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?