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The Martian
Andy Weir
Married With Zombies
Jesse Petersen
The Elven Nations Trilogy
Douglas Niles, Tonya C. Cook, Paul B. Thompson
The Hero Chronicles: A Complete Collection
Christine E. Schulze
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein

This is not the kind of book I typically read. I picked it for the 2016 pop sugar challenge of protagonist with the same occupation. I listened to the audio version and I really enjoyed the narrator.

It was definitely all politics all the time, but it didn't really annoy me much as the protagonist hates politics too. I really liked pretty much all of the characters so it was an easy story to get into.

Everyone Dies at the End

Everyone Dies at the End - Riley Westbrook, Sara Lynn Westbrook * I received this copy in exchange for an honest review *

Definitely a unique zombie novella. For the longest time I was wondering if it was a zombie story or and addiction story though. For me the ending made this story. Most of the time I was reading I was thinking, wtf??, but the end made it a satisfying read for me.

Bird Box

Bird Box - Josh Malerman I genuinely enjoyed this. It wasn't scary though. The concept of the story is scary as hell (I certainly would never last in this world), but the execution of it just wasn't. It didn't ruin it though. It's a story of survival with a unique plot. There is a lot of switching from past to present, which is always a little confusing at first with an audiobook. I'd definitely recommend it.

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride - William Goldman I enjoyed it much more than the movie.

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw - Henry James I was really excited to read this since I love ghost stories, but it was very disappointing. Almost nothing happens, other than a crazy governess ranting through the whole book. Then there is no conclusion. Just an abrupt ending. This just wasn't for me.

A Little Princess, with eBook

A Little Princess, with eBook - Rebecca Burns, Frances Hodgson Burnett One of my favorites from my childhood.

Twilight Eyes

Twilight Eyes - Dean Koontz Aside from his Odd Thomas series I have not found many of Koontz books that I have really liked, so this was a great surprise. I really enjoyed it. I actually liked the characters and found the plot very interesting.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Simon Vance, Stieg Larsson I only picked this up to fulfill one of my book challenges, to read a book originally written in another language. I honestly didn't think this book would be for me, but it was fantastic. Definitely a pleasant surprise.
I picked up the audio version and the constantly changing POV was a little confusing for a while but eventually I got used to it.
The story was very dark and a little disturbing but it managed to hold my interest all the way through. I really enjoyed the flawed protagonists. They aren't your typical main characters and they were all the more engaging for it. I definitely intend to continue the series.

Under the Dome

Under the Dome - Stephen King Maybe a 3.5 star read. I genuinely enjoyed the book. The concept was good and terrifying if you really think about it. What really brought the rating down for me is all the politics. Just ugh, I have no interest in reading about them and that was a good 50% of the book. On one hand, Jim Rennie was a great villain, because I really really hated him through the whole book, but again politics.

City of Ashes

City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare After re-reading this I had to change my rating from a 4 star to a 3 star read. I just found it very slow and hard to get into. It picked back up at the end and that is what saved it for me. I still intend to continue the series, as I would like to finally finish it.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare More of a 2.5 star read. It was OK. I read this as part of my 2015 book challenge, to read a play. I think it would be much more enjoyable to watch as a play.

The Road

The Road - Cormac McCarthy More of a 2.5 star read. I found this very difficult to get into. The writing style just is not for me. The characters not having names made it nearly impossible to connect. There is no character development. The world is a great setting for a post apocalyptic novel, but it just wasn't enough.

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir - Felicia Day I really enjoyed this. I was a bit worried after some of the celebrity memoirs that I have read, that it would be a trying too hard to be funny and name dropping book. So I was incredibly happy when that was not the case.
I chose to listen to the audiobook and I'm glad I did. It was genuinely funny and surprisingly real. She didn't shy away from any of the tough issues that she has dealt with in her life.
Definitely one I would recommend.


Outlander - Diana Gabaldon 3.5 stars. I'm more than a little disappointed. I have heard so many rave reviews on this book but it fell a bit flat for me.
I really enjoyed the beginning, probably up until the marriage. After that my interest waned considerably. The pacing was off. It would be really interesting and then nothing happens for several chapters.
I like the characters but their relationship is mostly cringe worthy. The justification of adultery really irked me. The fact that abuse was just dismissed as how things were was frankly mind boggling.
I love that the story is set in Scotland. I like the idea of time travel.
Overall I'm going to say I enjoyed it. I may even give the next book a try. The story was very interesting, but the romance was a nightmare and unfortunately it's a big chunk of the book.

How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back

How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back - Diana Rowland, Allison McLemore I had forgotten how much I like this series! This was a fun and fast read. I was sucked into the story immediately. Angel is such an awesomely imperfect character. She is sarcastic and witty when she wants to be and that humor is right up my alley.
I really enjoyed finding out more about the zombies in this world. Each book brings something new to the table,which keeps it interesting.


Crank  - Ellen Hopkins More of a 2.5 star read. I just disliked the writing style so much that I could not get into the story. The story itself was alright. An interesting story of addiction, but overall this just was not for me.