9 Mini Book Reviews: Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Series

I have been reading the Kinsey Millhone series out of curiosity. It is a popular series that many patrons at the library check out all the time. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. And now I know. The series is very enjoyable and my first female detective series. I have read the books so quickly that I want to do 9 mini reviews. I will be reviewing A-I. The Kinsey Millhone series is an alphabet mystery series. Sue Grafton, the author, titles each book with a letter of the alphabet.

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Goodreads Challenge Completed and Then Some

I completed my Goodreads challenge for 2016! My challenge was to read 20 books and I did plus five more. Last year, I had the same challenge of 20 books and did not make it at all. I think I only read 5 five last year.

One of the main reasons I failed last year is because I am a very slow reader and I have a tendency to put books down and complete them for a while.

For 2016, I incorporated audiobooks into the mix and that helped alot with the completion of the challenge. I’m not sure yet what I will do for next year.

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I’m a Casting Movie (If Only)

To be a movie casting director, would be an ideal job. However, I am only able to do it in my mind. One of my favorite things to do when reading a book is to cast the movie adaptions of the book. I recently read the The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Below is my dream cast of actresses and actors for the roles: Isabelle, Young Vianne, Gaetan, and Julien (the sisters’ father.)

If I need to explain myself:

  1. They are wonderful actresses/actors,
  2. 3 of the 4 are actually French, and
  3. Kit Harington would be a great choice for Gaetan. He is handsome, but can be dangerous and whenever I envisioned Gaetan, it was Kit.

I know there are movie talks in the works; so Hollywood please try these actors out!

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I’m Reading…The Nightingale

thenightingalecoverTitle: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Published: : February 3rd 2015 by St. Martin’s Press
Genres: Historical Fiction
Pages: 440
Format: Ebook
Source: Overdrive

Where to GetLibraries, Amazon, B&N,

Summary: From Goodreads

Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.

As the war progresses, the sisters’ relationship and strength are tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.Read More »

I’m Reading…The Amateurs

the-amateurs-book-coverTitle: The Amateurs by Sara Shepard
Published: : November 1st 2016 Disney-Hyperion
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Ebook
Source: Advanced Reader Copy

Where to GetLibraries, Amazon, B&N,

Summary: From Sara Shepard Website
Five years ago, high school senior Helena Kelly disappeared from her backyard in Dexby, Connecticut, never to be heard from again. Her family was left without answers–without any idea who killed Helena, or why.

Eighteen-year-old Seneca Frazier wants to change that. After connecting with Maddy Wright, his friend Brett, and Helena’s sister, Aerin Kelly, on a message board dedicated to solving cold cases, she just might succeed where the police have failed. But Seneca is hiding some dark secrets of her own–secrets that could get in the way of the investigation.

And somewhere nearby, the killer is watching…ready to do whatever it takes to make sure the truth stays buried.Read More »