Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall Reading Challenge 2016

Fall Reading Challenge
September to December 2016
sponsored by BookSparks
@booksparks #FRC2016
signup & details (here)

The 3rd BookSparks University Fall Reading Challenge sponsored by BookSparks starts September 12!
JOIN in this month!

I LOVE BookSparks reading challenges - so signing up again :-)

Reading list: my picks (complete list here)
Review links go live after posted.

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

Course Title: ‘Til Deceit Do Us Part

Department: Psychological Thrillers

Description: Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace – charming, elegant, enviable. But Jack and Grace are inseparable. She never answers the phone, meets you for coffee or leaves the house with anything. Can we ever truly know what goes on behind closed doors?

Amazon | Goodreads

We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly

Course Title: Survival Training

Department: Climate Fiction

Description: Author Meg Little Reilly’s work as President Obama’s deputy communications director, spokesperson for the US Department of the Treasury and with the Environmental Defense Fund shines in this extremely timely, global warming-inspired debut novel. Just months after settling into their new rural home, hipster, Brooklyn couple Ash and Pia face an impending superstorm that splits their tight-knit community and exposes the cracks in their marriage.

Amazon | Goodreads | my review -DNF

London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton

Course Title: Theatre Writing 101

Department: British Literature

Description: Broken from an unexpected betrayal, Alex Sinclair couldn’t jump on a plane to London fast enough. But when a wealthy rival fueled by ambition and jealousy threatens her career and a fledgling romance, Alex once again questions her self-worth and is left wondering if London is where she truly belongs.

Amazon | Goodreads

The Next by Stephanie Gangi

Course Title: Ghost Stories 101

Department: Paranormal Studies

Description: Is there a right way to die? If so, Joanna DeAngelis has it all wrong. As she travels beyond memory, beyond desire, she is transformed into a fierce female force of life, determined to know how to die, happily ever after.

Amazon | Goodreads

Unexpected Love by Kristy Kryszczak

Course Title: Sex and the City 101

Department: Women’s Fiction Studies

Description: Ready for a SJP-replay? Settle in with this debut novel about Inez, a freelance beauty writer living in NYC who’s navigating life in her thirties and the complicated romances she gets pulled into along the way.


In the Heart of Texas: A Novel by Ginger McKnight-Chavers

Course Title: Pop Culture Conversations

Department: Women’s Fiction Studies

Description: In the Heart of Texas is a wry, humorous commentary on the complexities of race, class, relationships, politics, popular culture, and celebrity in our current society. Jo Randolph, the “poor man’s Halle Berry,” has successfully avoided waiting tables since leaving Midland, Texas, but 24 hours of poor decisions in Hollywood send her back home to lay low and reconnect with her roots.

Amazon | Goodreads

Small Admissions: A Novel by Amy Poeppel

Course Title: Keeping Up Appearances

Department: Women’s Fiction Studies

Description: A young woman is unexpectedly thrust into the cutthroat world of New York City private school admissions as she attempts to understand city life, human nature, and falling in love.

Amazon | Goodreads | my review

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