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As we enter 2017 I will be starting my 9th year of book blogging and rather than slowing down I feel like my love of reading has only increased. This past year has been another great year of reading and discovering new authors.
In 2016, I read a total of 85 books compared to 72 last year. I also read more YA and about the same in fiction and non-fiction books. I will continue to be an advocate for kidlit, even though my kids are teens and are no longer reading books with me.
Well Kimberley Griffiths Little did it again with the second book in this trilogy. She deftly swept me away once more into Jayden's world. Into that unforgiving hot desert, with the discovery of love once again and the enemy in close pursuit.
I found this book thrilling, suspenseful, romantic and unique. The contemporary beach setting from Cassandra's world with the Gatsby-era 1920s glamour of Lawrence's world made the time-travel element exciting.
What a delightful book this was! Author Rachel McMillan succeeded in creating the female versions of Sherlock and Watson in Merinda and Jem, best friends who shun convention and take up sleuthing instead.
Like a River from Its Course was simply unforgettable, a journey through the lives of four individuals and their families touched irrevocably by WWII in Ukraine. Every page in this book had me riveted. There was never a dull moment. Stuart has written a tour de force, easily pulling me into the world of these characters.
Well-written, evocative, emotional and exotic, The Golden Son is the second book from Gowda that will once again capture not only readers who loved her first book, but anyone who loves to read literary fiction rich in culture and characterization.