Science Fiction

Top Ten Books I Liked More/Less Than I Thought I Would

Top Ten Books I Liked More/Less Than I Thought I Would

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Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list top ten books I liked more/less than I thought I would.

Expectations are always so damning, aren’t they. So many times I go into a good book with great expectations, and end up disappointed. At other times, I read a book that seems just about ok, and then end up surprised and amazed by the book. It may not be a particularly good book, but because my expectations were low, I end up loving it.

The Martian

The Martian

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You must be living behind some rock on this planet if you’ve not heard of this book or the movie. So, I’m not going to get into too much detail on it.

It’s enough to say that this was the goodreads choice winner of 2014 in the science-fiction category.

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Recent Reads

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Recent Reads

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Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list our recent 5-star reads.

Since I rarely classify books as 5-stars, let’s face it, no book is perfect, I am instead going to list the top ten books I read and loved recently.

Teaser Tuesdays: The Martian

Teaser Tuesdays: The Martian

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After the intensity of The Lives of Others, Mark Watney (the protagonist)’s wisecracks in The Martian come as a breath of fresh air. Even though he is stranded all alone on Mars, he retains his sense of humor and how!

At first, this writing style was a bit unexpected, but now I am just racing through these pages and enjoying this book.

What to Read this Weekend if you’re not into Romance

What to Read this Weekend if you’re not into Romance

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So, you’re not into romance novels, all those bodice rippers and dark brooding heroes only make you roll your eyes, but you still want a little mood reading? No worries, here I am with a romance list guaranteed to entertain non-romance readers.

All the books I list here have some romance, but there is a larger story outside of the romance and those are the best kind, right? I love a little context to the story be it historical, cultural, or social, they add so much more depth to a romance.

Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most

Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Authors I’ve Read the Most

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Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list ten authors we ...