Because I need more books…oh just wait! I got rid of several books this month and may have ordered more. It’s like a bad habit or something haha. This past week has been pretty stressful, this time of year always gets busier at the cafe because tourist season is coming. For some strange reason people want to visit a small town in Wisconsin as a tourist because the streets are packed every weekend for the entire day. This is great for tips and for my ever present insomnia, I’m lucky enough to be sleeping more again.
The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate by Eric Bower
This is such a cute sounding middle grade book that I’m guessing will take me very little time to read at all. It was just released this past week (the 16th, I believe) and is about a young boy, Waldo Baron, whose parents are inventors, which he knows next to nothing about science in general. He wakes up one morning to find that his house is floating above ground. His parents had decided to participate in sore sort of race around the world, but things get interesting when they are hijacked/kidnapped by the sister of a world famous thief who wants to use the money from winning the race to get her brother out of prison. But this girl is not what she seems. Tell me this doesn’t sound adorable?!
Owl and the Electric Samurai (Adventures of Owl #3) by Kristi Charish
I’ve read the first book in this series and somehow missed the notice for the second one, but managed to get a copy of the third one, so I’m going to rent the second and sail through them. I loved the first book about Owl, who is an aspiring archaeologist who happens to stumble upon supernatural forces and has to deal with them. Unwillingly. She is one of my favorite characters who just wants to be done with all this nonsense of vampires and werewolves and things that should go bump in the night. I own the second one, so I’m planing on binging these quite soon and I’m super excited!!!
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
This is a part of a series that I’ve vaguely heard of before. There is a group of authors who are each writing a retelling of a classic Shakespeare play. Margaret Atwood is the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, which either is a tv show or is being made into one soon. Anyways, this is a retelling of The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which is one show the tI haven’t seen or read since in probably 10 years? I used to usher for a local Shakespeare company so I saw several but this one I don’t remember a lot about. So, I’m excited for a refresher before reading this one!
A Novel Way to Die (A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #2) by Ali Brandon
I read the first book in this series last year and really enjoyed it. I’ve been reading cozy mysteries for quite a while because they are cute and easy to read. This is the story about Darla who inherited a bookstore from her aunt which happens to include the store mascot, Hamlet, a large and grumpy black cat. While Halmet seems to have a an eye for who he wants around the shop, not everyone in town likes him and when someone ends up dead in town it turns out that Hamlet could be the last one to see what happened. This drags Darla, once again, into the mix of police and random people in the town she has moved into.
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson #4) by Patricia Briggs
I’m not usually a fan of paranormal romance, basically at all. Let’s be honest, I’m not a romance fan basically at all, but for some reason, I am always willing to read Patricia Briggs. I haven’t talked much about her on this site, but I’ve got the first few in this series and the first in another series by her (which is super hard to find for me btw) and I do enjoy them. I stopped reading because after the their book there was more sex than I wanted to read about, but I love Mercy as a character, she’s a shapeshifter/skin-walker who shifts into a coyote. Call this one a guilty pleasure if you will, it’s mine.
Ender’s Shadow (Ender’s Shadow #1) by Orson Scott Card
This is one of my favorite books, at least it was when I was like 11…and I realized that I don’t own a copy of it, which was disappointing and sad. I haven’t read this book in over ten years so I figured that this was needed to be done again. For those of you who have heard of the Ender’s Game series, this is the same story but told from the POV of his friend Bean. Whilst Ender’s story is much more intellectual and very existential, Bean’s story is apparently much more military based. While I don’t agree with Orson Scott Card’s opinions, I do enjoy his writing.
A Whole New World (Twisted Tales #1) by Liz Braswell
There’s a story that goes with this series! My sister and I are slowly but surely reading the entire series, of corse, not in order. We both read the second one first and I own the other two. This is a retelling of Aladdin with the pretense that he never found the lamp and instead Jafar found the lamp and uses his wishes to become ruler. Before he makes his final wish, Aladdin and a disgruntled Jasmine set off to attempt to stop him and gain the lamp for themselves. So, yea that’s a thing.
The Guns Above (Signal Airship #1) by Robyn Bennis
I’ve seen this book around for quite a while now, but never thought about getting it until I got in in this month’s BooklyBox. I’m planning on having an unboxing up soon, hopefully next week. This is the story about the first female airship captain. Not only does she have to deal with the fact that no one fully trusts her because she’s a female, but there’s someone assigned to follow her around and report as to how she’s doing. She’s suddenly in the middle of war when everything else goes wrong. Sounds interesting for sure!