Week 32 – 2015

Again, I’m really behind. And forget about my Goodreads goal. I’m nearly 50 books behind schedule. This leads me to believe that I may be busier this year than last. My Book Riot Challenge is definitely coming along, though.

So let’s get this started….

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Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder – I received this as an e-book from the publisher via NetGalley. This was interesting. It details the history of the Holocaust, focusing mostly on the non-concentration camp aspects. He includes stories of people that saved Jews and examines their motivation for helping others. In conclusion, he points out the dangers that we currently face and what could lead to another holocaust or genocide in the future. Overall, I was impressed. This must have taken a lot of research. I’m giving it 3 stars.

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Self-Inflicted Wounds by Aisha Tyler – I borrowed this as an audiobook from the Boston Public Library. I quite enjoyed this. It is read by the author. She’s really very funny. She was on Ghost Whisperer. I admit that I watched that. And if tons of other people didn’t also watch it, it wouldn’t still be running in syndicate, so there, judge if you like, but I’m not alone. She’s also the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which is always very funny. She’s beautiful and funny. Who wouldn’t be intrigued enough to listen to her audiobook. I’m not going to summarize because I don’t want to spoil the funny for you. I’m giving it 4 stars.

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Crossed by Ally Condie – I borrowed this as an e-book from the BPL. This is Matched #2. If you hadn’t realized it by now, I love post-apocalyptic fiction. This is YA. It’s hard to right a synopsis of a book that is part of a series without giving away what happened in the previous installments. I thoroughly enjoyed this and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. I’m giving this 4 stars.

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Saving Grace by Jane Green – I borrowed this as an actual book from the BPL. Grace is married to Ted, who is a bit of a nightmare. He’s volatile and hard to keep happy. When he gets a new assistant, she seems like a dream, but turns out to be a giant nightmare. I really enjoyed this. It is well written and it is impossible not to like Grace and root for her to make it through the turmoil that has entered her life. I always like books by this author, but this one is definitely a gem. I’m giving it 4 stars.

And that’s it for Week 32.

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