June 2020 Reading Wrap-up

I can't believe it's already the beginning of July. This year indeed has been insane. This month I read 13 books, and they mostly fell in the middle range of rating around three or four stars. There weren't many amazing books I read, but also not many bad books I read. It's getting to be … Continue reading June 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Book Review: And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander

This book is the first of the Lady Emily series, a series I have seen on the shelves of bookstores and libraries alike for years and, despite it being part of one of my favorite genres (historical cozy mysteries), I have never read it before. Until now. When I put it on my TBR, there … Continue reading Book Review: And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander

Book Review: A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

I've read a lot of historical mysteries, so much so in the last year I've cut back on how many I read, because they all start to blend together eventually. One of the main faults I see in many genres is that the authors play within the limits of certain tropes so much that the … Continue reading Book Review: A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd

Book Review: Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

I am finally back from my hiatus of moving. While my stress isn't completely gone, it's definitely much less than when I last posted. I have been meaning to reading this book for some time. For reference, I read the first two books of this series, Strong Poison and Have His Carcass, all the way … Continue reading Book Review: Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

Indie Book Review: Raining Men and Corpses by Anne R. Tan

This was another book I found free on Amazon, and since I'm trying to read more Indie authors this year, I had to pick it up, both because I'm addicted to murder mysteries and I love humorous novels. Even though this review might come across as slightly critical, before I continue, this book is up … Continue reading Indie Book Review: Raining Men and Corpses by Anne R. Tan

Winter Themed Book Tag

I haven't done a book tag in so long (as it turns out, since the beginning of December), so I thought I'd do a fun Winter-themed book tag, since currently (as I write this) it is -10ºF (-23.33℃). So, yes, it's a bit cold. Anyway, I came across this tag on a blog called Marissa … Continue reading Winter Themed Book Tag

Book Review: The Alienist by Caleb Carr

No, this is not a book about aliens, as the title might make you surmise. Instead, it is a historical mystery about a psychologist, known at the time as an “alienist.” I was introduced to this book through its TV series adaptation released early in 2018, starring Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, and Daniel Bruhl. I … Continue reading Book Review: The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Book Review: The Witches’ Tree by M.C. Beaton

If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you’ll probably know what a massive fan I am of cozy mysteries. Even if they are repetitive and similar, I love them all. Until I read this one… A little background on this series. This is Book #28 of the Agatha Raisin mystery series, and one I’ve … Continue reading Book Review: The Witches’ Tree by M.C. Beaton

Book Review: Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen

For reference, this is Book #12 of Her Royal Spyness cozy historical mystery series, and perhaps my favorite mystery series of all time. Rhys Bowen is certainly my favorite mystery writer (at the very least fighting for first with Dorothy Sayers). Obviously, I would recommend reading this series from the beginning and because of this, … Continue reading Book Review: Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen

Book Review: Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany

I am a massive fan of Sherlock Holmes, and mysteries in general. So when I saw a couple other bloggers reviewing this book, which is themed around Holmes, I knew I had to read it. Sadly, this book was actually pretty disappointing. I’ll explain in a minute. Release: March 14th, 2017 Synopsis: Gemma Doyle is … Continue reading Book Review: Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany