bookjunkie57

bookjunkie57

Hi I'm Shannon and I'm a book-a-holic. OK so I know it is not a word but its so true. I love reading and I have a serious book buying/borrowing problem. I read everyday and there is no such thing as no time to read for me, but I always feel like there is not enough time to read.

I’ve decided to start a little Tumblr called Read With Me. It will be updates of the book(s) I am currently reading with full on spoiler reactions to the pages as I read them and perhaps a review at the end. We’ll see how this goes.  Read With Me

Reading progress update: I've read 50%.
Autoboyography - Christina Lauren

I've been struggling so hard with this book. I like the characters but so much of their identities are manifested in their religion or lack there of.

Review
2.5 Stars
Unbroken
Unbroken - Jasinda Wilder
 
The Preacher’s Son, Book 3

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series.

The Characters:

Shea Harley:
Tre McNabb:
Other residents of Little Bridge Island

The Story:

My goodness these two could not take 3 steps without having sex. It was seriously just too much. Any bit of story was overshadowed by sex. Also what dumb decision making. Why steal the ex husband's car? What about her car? Just unexplainably dumb. I was enjoying the series but this book really put a dent in that.

The Random Thoughts:



2.5 Stars
 
 
 
Review
3 Stars
Eight Little Faces
Eight Little Faces: A Mom's Journey - Kate Gosselin

 

I Picked Up This Book Because: See below.

The Story:

I vaguely remember wanting to read this when it was published as I am fascinated by large families like these (blame that on being raised an only child) but I couldn’t find it in the library. So, of course, when I ran across this recently I had to snatch it up. I have to say I’m pretty underwhelmed with this. I’m not sure what I was expecting but it wasn’t a topic, a blurb and a scripture. I think I wanted something more personal and this is really far from that to me. It borders on cliche. Oh well win some lose some.

The Random Thoughts:


3 Stars

Review
3 Stars
Unleashed
Unleashed - Jasinda Wilder

 
The Preacher’s Son, Book 2

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series.

The Characters:

Shea Harley:
Tre McNabb:
Other residents of Little Bridge Island

The Story:

Book 2 is still short but sexy. Shea and Tre are on the road and enjoying their freedom. An unexpected surprise awaits after an unfortunate altercation with a junkie.

The Random Thoughts:


3 Stars

Review
3 Stars
Unbound
Unbound - Jasinda Wilder

 
The Preacher’s Son, Book 1

I Picked Up This Book Because: I was looking for a quick read.

The Characters:

Shea Harley:
Tre McNabbl:

The Story:

Short but sexy. I had to do a little suspense of belief for some of the instalust and some other things I didn’t necessarily agree with but it was entertaining.

The Random Thoughts:




3 Stars

Review
4 Stars
No Judgments
No Judgments - Meg Cabot
 
Little Bridge Island, Book 1

I Picked Up This Book Because: I’m a fan of the author’s previous works.

The Characters:

Sabrina “Bree” Beckham:
Drew Hartwell:
Other residents of Little Bridge Island

The Story:

I’ve been uninspired to write reviews lately, I’m sure future me will regret it but that’s the way it is. It’s not a reflection on the book. I liked the book.

The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4 Stars
 
 
 
Children of Virtue and Vengeance
Children of Virtue and Vengeance - Tomi Adeyemi

 
Legacy of Orisha, Book 2

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Zèlie:
Amari:


The Story:

I am so disappointed, mostly in my inability to stick it out. I was just so bored and I didn’t care what was going on. So, I bailed. I had high hopes for this book.

The Random Thoughts:

*DNF - no rating

Review
4 Stars
Sizzling Sixteen
Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum, Book 16

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Stephanie Plum:
Joe Manelli:
Ranger:
Grandma Mazur, Lula, Connie, Tank,

The Story:

This book series has become a comfort blanket for me. Having a crappy day? Turn on the next Stephanie Plum and have a laugh… or realize how lucky you are that your job doesn’t included blown up cars and people shooting at you.

The Random Thoughts:

#LibraryLoveChallenge


4 Stars

Review
4 Stars
Plum Lucky
Plum Lucky  - Janet Evanovich
Stephanie Plum, Book 13.5

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Stephanie Plum:
Joe Manelli:
Ranger:
Grandma Mazur, Lula, Connie, Tank,

The Story:

Diesel is back for another round of mayhem and destruction. Grandma is more involved this time.

The Random Thoughts:

#LibraryLoveChallenge


4 Stars
 
 
 
The Little Bookshop on the Seine
The Little Bookshop on the Seine (Once in a Lifetime: The Little Paris Collection - Book 1) (The Bookshop series) - Rebecca Raisin
 
Little Paris Collection, Book 1

I Picked Up This Book Because: Someone I follow on IG was raving about it.

The Characters:

Sarah Smith:


The Story:

Sophie and Sarah, digital age pen pals, have decided to switch lives for a while after Sophie’s heart is broken. I got The Holiday vibes at first but they didn’t last long. This book was mostly just okay to me.

The Random Thoughts:

- Ice skating in Paris at Christmas sounds like the most lovely scene.
- I’m really not in the mood for review writing lately, sorry this sucks


4 Stars
 
 
 
Review
3.5 Stars
A Lovely Drop
A Lovely Drop: A Story of the NeverNeath - Darynda Jones

 
The NeverNeath, Book 2

I Picked Up This Book Because: Fan of the author

The Characters:

Andrea Grace:
Special Agent Sebastian Strand:


The Story:

Andrea Grace has very special skills that she has been warned not to use to help humans. They will take advantage of you and she has seen this first hand. Her anonymous help is noticed by Agent Strand and Andrea is forced to help Agent Strand solve the murder of his partner and a whole town.

I liked the dynamic between Andrea and Sebastian. There is instant attraction but it’s not acted on, in fact they both fight against it. I like how Andrea grows in her confidence and powers as the story progresses. I do hope we get to see more of them in the future.

The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4 Stars

Review
4.5 Stars
Bitter Falls
Bitter Falls (Stillhouse Lake Book 4) - Rachel Caine

 
Stillhouse Lake, Book 4

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series.

The Characters:

Gwen Proctor:
Sam Cade:
Lanny Procter, Conner Procter, Vera “Vee” Crockett, Carol, J.B., Javier, Kezia

The Story:

Gwen cut off the head of the snake in Wolfhunter River, she was just unaware that this snake has multiple heads.

Ms Caine has graced us with another well written twisty plot. Not only does she write incredible heroines but also excellent love to hate villains. I should also say heros because Conner, Sam and even Javier are fantastic in these stories. I started off reading this a little slowly. I was very shocked by the prologue and avoided reading at home late at night (when I tend to read) for a while but by the end I couldn't put it down. Who needs sleep, right?

I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next for this family. I honestly can’t imagine Ms Caine topping this installment.

The Random Thoughts:

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4.5 Stars

Review
4 Stars
Love Her or Lose Her
Love Her or Lose Her: A Novel - Tessa Bailey
 
Hot & Hammered, Book 2

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series.

The Characters:

Rosie Vega:
Dominic Vega:
Georgie, Bethany, Steven, Wes (West?),

The Story:

WOW this couple burns up the pages. If you are looking for a dirty talking alpha male look no further than Dominic Vega. As attractive as all that is Dominic has his shortcomings too and Rosie is tired of them. With the help of their friends, a weed smoking therapist and honesty and bravery from them both they have to learn to get back on the right tract in their relationship or end it all.

The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4 Stars
Review
3.5 Stars
Open Book
Open Book - Jessica Simpson
I Picked Up This Book Because: Curious.


The Story:

This book seemed very open (duh) and emotional. There is a lot revealed by Jessica in these pages. Abuse, heartache, the break up of her family and her marriage, and so much more. I wasn’t expecting so much though I really didn’t know what to expect now that I think about it. I found myself very emotionally wrapped up in her story.

The Random Thoughts:

While I appreciate her sharing her new music 6 songs was too many.


3.75 Stars
 
 
 
Review
4 Stars
Finger Lickin’ Fifteen
Finger Lickin' Fifteen  - Janet Evanovich
 
Stephanie Plum, Book 15

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continue the series

The Characters:

Stephanie Plum:
Joe Manelli:
Ranger:
Grandma Mazur, Lula, Connie, Tank,

The Story:

It has taken me a week to write this and I think it is because there is nothing new to report. Stephaine is still Stephanie. Lula and Grandma Mazur have teamed up to cause mischief. Lots of Ranger in this book which makes my lusty heart happy. Several cars died an untimely death. Don’t get me wrong I’m still enjoying the books, they are a comfort and bring me joy but just nothing new here.

The Random Thoughts:

#LibraryLoveChallenge

The Score Card:

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4 Stars
 
 
 
Review
4 Stars
Pack
Pack - Jeaniene Frost
 

I Picked Up This Book Because: Needed a quick listen while finishing up some errands.

The Characters:

Marlee Peters:
Daniel:
Christopher, Jack, Mel, David, Mike, Liz, Rick, Brie

The Story:

A quick story of a woman suddenly being thrust into a new world only to find that it’s right where she belongs. After getting lost camping in the woods alone Marlee is attacked and turned into a wolf. She is forced to stay with the pack anticipating her first turn and learning to adjust to her new life when she learns that the pack enforcer, Daniel, is her mate. This story moves quick and steams up pretty fast. I enjoyed it.

The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4 Stars
 
 
 

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Progress: 50%