Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Goodreads Giveaway New Book Reviews

I have been fortunate to receive some ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) of some new books through Goodreads.com.

I've reviewed them on Goodreads but thought I'd post them here in one post as well.

Sideways (The Sideways Series #1) by Annie Carlisle Rating: 3/5

Published April 2015

There is a lot to love about this book. I quite enjoy mysteries and this definitely fit the bill. Without ruining the plot, I'll just say Olivia is recovering from a traumatic event, thrust into another, and then another! The author does a great job of keeping you on your toes, wondering what is going to happen next.

The book is also very much a romance as well. Although I do like romantic story lines in mysteries, there was just a bit too much for me (but that's just my taste). I'm not one to like sex talk but that's just me and I know other's may find that enjoyable.

A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax Rating 4/5

Published June 2015

This is a wonderful story of three friends, Emma, Serena and Mackenzie. After an accident leaves Emma struggling for her life, their initial plan to spend a week together at the lake with Zoe, Emma's daughter, turns into a longer visit while helping Emma heal. While together, they learn to overcome events from their past and solidify their friendship. A terrific beach read.

Host Writer (The Archivist #1) by W.F. Kuehn Rating 4/5

Published April 2015

This is quite the book! There's a lot going on, but the author manages to keep it all clear and easy to follow. There's some mystery, suspense, paranormal characters and a bit of romance too. I really enjoyed this one.

I feel it's a great YA read as well so will be passing it on to my teenagers.

Looking forward to the next in the series!!!

1/2 Minute Meditations by Mischa V. Alyea Rating 3/5

Published April 2015

I found this to be a great introduction to meditation. Since I've never done it before, it was a great place for me to start. If you are familiar with meditation, I suspect this book won't be as helpful for you as it is clearly an introduction. The book is only 56 pages so definitely just introduces mediation techniques.

Across Canada by Story by Douglas Gibson Rating 3/5

Published September 2015

If you are a fan of Canadian literature, this is a great book for you. It's a light read that takes you across Canada, 'hearing' about many Canadian authors and their roots along the way.
My mother is an avid reader of Canadian literature and I can't wait to pass this one on to her.

I have won a few more in the last month so will be reviewing them shortly.

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