This list documents (chronicles?) the books I read. I put an X behind those that I recommend and a XX behind those that I highly recommend. Books with one X will likely only be popular with those who are fans of the genre, while XXs are those I’d recommend regardless of genre preference.
I’m not going to try to list all the books I’ve read before. I probably couldn’t come close to remembering them all. Maybe I’ll make note of them if they are related to the ones I list here –series, for instance.
—–Some very good tips in this book, but only one X since you have to be interested in writing/freelancing to get anything out of it
———-I know it’s a classic and the dialogue sounds true and authentic, but the story just kind of rambles aimlessly.
———-Well written, but I’m not sure what the need was for some of the scenes and language.
———-Not as compelling as the first two, but a fairly satisfying end to the trilogy
by Stephen King (6 July 2015) – X
———-It’s not my favorite Stephen King story, but it’s an interesting “what if” story.
146. Siren’s Fury (Storm Siren Trilogy, Book II) by Mary Weber (26 June 2015) – X
by Damon Knight (17 June 2015)
———-A few too many characters for such a short book. For the amount of actual action/conflict, this could have been a much shorter story.
by Diana Gabaldon (12 April 2015)
136. Shards & Ashes
edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong (5 Mar 2015) – X
———-The story of Beowulf is actually a very small portion of the book. Lots of commentary about the translation. You’d have to be a real fan of Tolkien’s or of Beowulf to really enjoy this one.
———-A short crime novel set in the Out Banks of North Carolina, written by an OBX native.
———-Not my favorite Koontz story. Small x. Fans who read everything he writes may enjoy it. It didn’t really work for me until far too close to the end.
———-King’s second novel, my first time reading it, can’t believe I hadn’t read it before.
———-Having saved a princess and kingdom in the first book, the group grows as they save the second.