Book Baby

I'm Cat, 23 years old, author, mother, and I love all books. I'm a total bibliophile. When I'm not reading I'm most likely writing.

Honestly I think my favorite book cover that I've ever seen. It's absolutely beautiful. I love it so much.

Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco, Hachette Audio, James Patterson, Nicola Barber

I was recommended this book by a family member who knew I love a good spooky story. I'm also a big lover of history and a good mystery. This book was all of those things. It was so different than most any other book I've read and I would definitely recommend it. Just when you think you have the ending figured out you get a big surprise. It's a very good book.

Finders Keepers: A Novel - Stephen King

This was the second book in this series. Stephen King is my favorite author so of course I read everything by him. This book series hasn't always had the best reviews mostly because it's more of a mystery/thriller book compared to some of his more horror type books. I absolutely loved the first book in this series. I couldn't put it down. The second book was not quite as great but still very good. I would definitely recommend this series. I can't wait to read the next and final book in this trilogy series. This book focused a lot on writers and as a writer myself I always love a good book about a writer. I liked a lot of the characters in this book. A couple parts of the book were a bit slow but it was a good book still and worth the read.

The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases - E.J. Wagner

I was a little disappointed in this book. I was hoping it would actually have more information about the science of Sherlock Holmes, but it mostly had a lot of stories about crimes that happened in the 1800's. I wouldn't really recommend this book.

Tripping Back Blue (Fiction - Young Adult) - Kara Storti

This book was an okay read. I would recommend it. It just wasn't my most favorite book but it was still worth a read. I'd read it again someday probably. The main character was pretty likable and relatable. The idea of this brand new drug no one's ever heard of before was fascinating. I have seen other reviewers say this and I have to agree, the best scenes were the ones where the main character is getting high. They were written extremely well and were very amusing.

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie

I was curious to read one of her novels as she is such a famous writer and I have been getting into the mystery genre. I am not overly fond of her writing style because it lacks descriptions. I am a huge fan of good description. But I see why her books are so popular. Her mysteries are good and the writing is very easy and quick to read. Generally people like simple books. Just not me.

Where They Found Her - Kimberly McCreight

This book was great except the ending. It started off so well and I loved the author's writing style. She has so much talent potential. The descriptions and everything were great. The ending was just absolutely ridiculous though. The whole end portion of the book was just a trainwreck, a total mess. It was not believable, too many bad things going on. As an author myself, I just really would have cleaned up the ending.

Succubus Blues - Richelle Mead

I have always been a fan of this author's young adult books so I decided to try one of her adult books. It wasn't as good as I hoped. It was an alright read. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. It was somewhat interesting with the different characters. There weren't too many intimate scenes which was nice. I don't think I'll read on in this series though.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin

I heard so many good things about this book. While reading it, for a while I thought the good reviews were wrong. I thought it seemed like the typical teenage plot that has caused me to steer away from YA more often. I thought it was the typical high school story where the most popular and attractive boy in school falls for the random plain girl and that's basically all there is to it. The end part was what saved the story for me. I still would not call this book one of my favorites but it was pretty good. I plan to read the sequel.

Forever Odd - Dean Koontz

This is the second book in the Odd Thomas series. It was a decent book but not as good as the first one. I've kind of lost interest in the series now but I got the whole series as a gift so I will read on anyway.

The Mythology of Supernatural: The Signs and Symbols Behind the Popular TV Show - Nathan Robert Brown

I am a fan of the show Supernatural, but not a huge fan. I picked up this book as research for my writing. I was interested to see some of the mythology involved in the show and about the mythology in general. I thought it was actually a really interesting read and useful to anyone who is interested in the subject of the paranormal.

I got an old library copy of this book. It is not the prettiest condition for a book but it has clearly been well loved and I love that about it. #Bibliophile

 

Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay

I knew when I picked up the book that this would be about a man who killed killers and who worked somehow with the police. These things were true. I didn't know that Dexter was literally a psychopath but maybe I should have guessed that. It was kind of a deal breaker for me. He is someone who is incapable of love and real emotion and incredibly creepy and I couldn't find anything that I liked about him at all. I originally planned to watch the television series after I read the book but now I decided that I didn't want to. The book was okay if you don't mind the psycho main character I guess.

Silver Shadows - Richelle Mead

I previously loved all the books in the vampire academy series and the spinoff bloodlines series that this book is a part of. But this book just wasn't as good. I think I would have been glad if the series ended with the previous book in the series but it didn't. I found this one rather boring honestly. I still have never taken a liking to the main female character Sydney.

The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories - Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, Tessa Gratton

Overall, a good book. I did enjoy it, some stories more than others. I especially enjoyed all of the doodles and notes from the authors themselves. It was very insightful.

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