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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Mid-Year Favourites Jan-Jun 2014: FICTION (ADULT/YA)

Now that we are in the middle of the year I thought I'd gather together my favourites so far for the year from Jan to June 2014.  Since I read soooo many books I've divided them up into categories and am keeping track of them that way.  Last time I did nonfiction, today I will do my favourite fiction books which I have divided into several groups today I will do Adult and YA.  Next time I will finish up with children's books.


I've read 20 Adult novels from Jan-Jun 2014 and these are the ones I've rated a full 5/5. This is in no particular order.

1. Little Joe by Michael E Glasscock III (5/5)
2. The Kept by James Scott (5/5)
3. Apocalyptic Organ Grinder by William Todd Rose (5/5)
4. The Son by Jo Nesbø (5/5)
5. Cemetery Lake by Paul Cleave (5/5)


I've read 8 YA/Teen novels from Jan-Jun 2014 and these are the ones I've rated a full 5/5.  Very successful choices so far!  This is in no particular order.

1. Jump Cut by Ted Staunton (5/5)
2. Devil's Pass by Sigmund Brouwer (5/5)
3. Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey by Margaret Peterson Haddix (5/5)
4. Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen (5/5)
5. Torn Away by Jennifer Brown (5/5)

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