This weeks reading order / Norma / Complete


Since I have so many books to read and am always thinking of that next read I thought it would be beneficial for me to put my next reads in an order by the format of the book.  That way I will eventually get to a book that I have been meaning to read.  This is by no means a definite order just a suggestion for my own purposes.  It might and will probably change if I must read a certain book.  So anyway here goes:  e-Book, Hardcover, Trade Paperback, and Mass Paperback.

E-Book:  The Girl In The Ice (DCI Erika Foster, #1)The Girl In The Ice (DCI Erika Foster #1)  by Robert Bryndza (Read)

Before the Fall

Hardcover:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (read)

The Night Stalker (DCI Erika Foster, #2)Trade:  The Night Stalker (DCI Erika Foster #2) by Robert Bryndza (read)

Mass: Pretty GirlsPretty Girls by Karin Slaughter (read)

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Behind Closed DoorsBehind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Date read:  October 19 – 20, 2016

Behind Closed Doors captured my attention right from the very first chapter to the very last page! I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and would recommend.

While reading this book I found myself wishing that I could read faster, I needed to know the outcome and fast! I was thoroughly impressed while reading the last few lines of this story. I was elated! Even had to read the last few pages again.

The novel is told from Grace’s point of view and alternates from past to present. Although at times I thought that the story was similar to other books that I have read it didn’t really matter to me as I was hooked. I thought the author did a great job with the storyline. It was a book that I couldn’t put down and had to finish as quickly as possible to see how the story was going to play out and I wasn’t disappointed.

A very fast-paced, quick and easy read!

Review by Norma


Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

Pretty BabyPretty Baby by Mary Kubica

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Date read:  October 24 – 25, 2016

I was so excited when I found this book at my local second-hand thrift store that I had to grab it right away! I haven’t been disappointed yet with any of Mary Kubica’s novels. I thought this had an excellent story line which was well executed and had me interested right from the very first chapter.

The story was told from three different narratives that of Willow, Chris, & Heidi and I have to say that I enjoyed all three characters! We were teased really early on that something was going to happen to Heidi and I actually had no clue what that was going to be. I was not disappointed!

This was a steady-paced, quick and easy read with a satisfying ending. Would recommend!

Review by Norma

What Norma is Reading Now

Haven (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #13)Haven by Kay Hooper

From Goodreads:  Another nightmare, in the woods this time. Different: She was running. Trying to escape.

But the same ending. Always the same ending. Another dead girl…

Emma Rayburn was born and raised in Baron Hollow, North Carolina, and it was a quiet life. Then came the accident…and the nightmares—each filled with unshakable visions of darkness, blind panic, and desperate women chased toward inevitable death. With no reports of local women missing or found dead, Emma has written it off to troubled imaginings—night after dreaded night. Until her sister arrives.

Jessie Rayburn, psychic investigator for a firm called Haven, has been estranged from Emma for years. Unresolved issues from Jessie’s past have not only kept them apart but have been clouding Jessie’s unique abilities. A return to her hometown to face a dark and violent incident from years gone by is her chance to regain them. But reconciliation with the past comes with a price. Few people in Baron Hollow are welcoming Jessie back. No one dares to breathe a word. And in this conspiracy of silence, Emma’s nightmares are becoming more vivid than ever.

Even with the help of Noah Bishop, head of the FBI Special Crimes Unit and co-founder of Haven, Jessie and Emma soon find themselves outnumbered by the secrets buried in Baron Hollow—and outrunning an evil that has been festering for years, one that’s targeting Jessie and Emma one last time.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I FallBefore I Fall by Lauren Oliver

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Date read:  November 26 – 29, 2016

5 well deserved stars! BEFORE I FALL was an absolutely unexpected really good read! I was totally blown away with the way LAUREN OLIVER delivered this story which was moving, thoughtful, and interesting. It was an honest and believable portrayal of teenagers lives which was executed with a very important message.

I didn’t know what to expect when I picked this one up, the title and the cover is what actually pulled me in. This book grabs your attention slowly and then while the story progresses and your emotions are heightened it is really hard to put down.

The story was told in the voice of a teenager, Samantha (Sam) who for the most part wasn’t a personable main character but that didn’t take away from how engrossed I was with the storyline. I thought I knew how this story was going to end, but I didn’t. I could see how Samantha’s values and morals were changing everyday as the week passes.

This novel will not be easily forgotten!

It was a steady-paced, quick, and easy to follow along read. Would recommend!!

Review by Norma