FLOYD’S BOOKCLUB – MARCH

Welcome, to Floyd’s Book Club! Below you will find a list of the books I have read within the current month – complete with “Love,” “Weeping,” and “Donita” Factors. I even have links to the books on Amazon, for your viewing pleasure!

I sincerely hope that you find a book or two within this newsletter that catches your interest. Whether you pick one up at the library, a local bookstore, or on your E-reader – I wish you Happy Reading!

– Jana M. Floyd



Predators Gold by Philip ReevePredators Gold

Book two of the Mortal Engines Series. I highly recommend you read them in order. See the “February” issue for a description of book one, Mortal Engines. I am still very much liking the series.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

 


The Silence of Girls by Pat Barker The Silence of Girls

I don’t remember where I heard about this book – my guess is a podcast – but it is brilliant! And according to Mark Tuveson (who makes me look like an ill-read individual) Barker has a number of wonderful books. So you can bet you will hear more about her in the coming days.
The Silence of Girls is the story of Troy, told from the perspective of captive Briseis. Oddly (or not so oddly), it’s not nearly as ‘romantic’ of a tale as it has been told before.
Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 1 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 3 out of 5 Teapots

*Donita Factor: This factor will tell you if there are any steamy bits in the book. The scale will be measured by Teapots of Steam. 1 being just a little steam and 5 being… well…. you get the picture.


ISFP: 33 Secrets From The Life of an ISFP by Diana JacksonISPF

If you have ever done a Meyers/Briggs personality test, this title may look familiar to you. These ’33 Secret’ books give a quick run done of the personality type they are addressing. It’s not super in-depth and yet is still super helpful.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 1 out of 5 Tears

 

 


The Hating Game by Sally ThorneThe hating game.jpg

This was a fun little read. It’s a classic case of he hates her and she hates him. But the twist is that they work together and are gunning for the same promotion. It’s a good romantic read, in my humble opinion.
Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 4 out of 5 Teapots

*Donita Factor: This factor will tell you if there are any steamy bits in the book. The scale will be measured by Teapots of Steam. 1 being just a little steam and 5 being… well…. you get the picture.


The Gilded Wolves by Roshanki Chokshi Wolves

This book is caulk full of some truly amazing imagery. Chokshi certainly has a gift. I would say this novel is one part historical fiction, one part Steampunk, and one part fantasy.

A group of unlikely companions are only trying to make a better place in the world for themselves. But they strike a deal with a powerful lord that will give them far more than they bargained for. Will the pain be worth the victory?

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 1 out of 5 Tears

Favorite Quotes: “‘Take what the world owes you by any means necessary,’ Pride had said. ‘they world has a shit memory. It will never pay its debts unless you force its hand.'”

“Sometimes she wondered if grief could break someone, for all of them bore fractures, new hollows.”


Frozen Fire by Tim Bowlerfrozen fire

Dusty is a very strong, independent teen who may be prone to get into scrapes – just like her brother used to. Now that he has gone missing and her mother has gone AWOL, it’s just Dusty and her dad. And a boy’s voice on her cell phone saying, “I’m dying.”

This book is full of twists and turns that I did not see coming. It’s a good YA thriller/mystery novel and I am glad I read.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

Shout out to Sierra Ciara Droge for the book loan!


Blood Hollow by William Kent Krueger 514pWlBv+oL._SY346_

Book Four of the Cork O’Connor Series. Truth be told, I started this book over a year ago. And then put it down not too many chapters in. I think Krueger is a brilliant writer, better than some of the descriptions used in Blood Hollow. That being said, it’s still a good book and I will continue the series. The characters are just too good to leave alone.

Solemn Winter Moon, a troubled young Ojibwa man, has been accused of murder. Former Sheriff O’Connor and his Attorney Wife Jo, don’t believe guilty of the crime. But’s a tangled web of lies, mystery, and violence that they must sort through to protect the innocent.

Love Factor: 3 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears



If you would like to send me a book recommendation, become a guest reviewer, or just want to chat about any of the books in today’s issue – please feel free to email me or comment on this post!

 

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