FLOYD’S BOOKCLUB – April


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



This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis41rhyhzs5AL

This book was super interesting! Both in concept and how it was written!

Sasha Stone discovers a sonogram picture while digging through old photos. According to the date scribbled on the back, she is one of the babies in the picture. But who is the other? Sasha becomes convinced that she killed her twin sister in the womb, but her own heart is actually that of her twin. And her twin wants to live a life too.

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 1 out of 5 Teapots

Favorite Quote: “People are always surprised when roses have a few thrones, like the girls who wear khakis and live with our natural hair color aren’t ever going to bite.”

 

*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.


Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts 518t+t+9v-L

As some of you many know, I am a new Nora Roberts fan. I picked this one up off the clearance shelf at HalfPrice Books. I do believe it is a trilogy. And as if I didn’t want to go to Greece before…. I really, really want to go now.

Six individuals are drawn together by fate to protect the world against an evil goddess. There is magick, fighting scenes, and – of course – love.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 1 out of 5 Teapots


Mercy Falls by William Kent Krueger51XE9MbKYGL

Book Five of the Cork O’Connor Series.

Cork is once again Sheriff and, true to form, there is trouble in Tamarack County. Not only was a deputy shot in the line of duty, a bullet Cork is sure was meant for him, a wanna-be Hollywood hotshot is found dead with a knife wound to his chest.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

 


Mercy by Jodi Picoult512DYwLMwdL

In the past, I have been conceded enough to think that I had read most Picoult books. Stumbling upon this gem through my library audio book app has dissuaded me of that notion.

As usually, Picoult tackles tough issues – Infidelity, love, marriage, human kindness, and virtual reality. The fun part of this book is that it was written and set the early 90s, where screen savers and cell phones are newer technologies that have to be explained.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 1 out of 5 Tears


Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice31FrLjjwCiL._SY346_

What would you do if the whole world lost all power? It’s an intriguing idea. This books follows a small First Nations community as they attempt to cope. While there is certainly a lot of Native Culture in this book, it is also uniquely human. And a very good, interesting read.
Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

Favorite Quote: “‘Bad moose meat is always better than a good pork chop,’ his father always said.”


99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne 41YZTtN2VEL._SY346_

Some of you may remember that I read a Thorne book last month (check it out here) and liked it. This one was pretty great too! I found myself identifying with the main female character more than I thought I would. It’s a great little romance. P.s. I picture the main characters way different than this cover art. 😉

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 3 out of 5 Teapots

Favorite Quote: “I need a hug. I need someone’s warm skin on mine. I ache with the loneliness…”


The Winter Sister by Megan Collins41QyGB8C7BL

Oh Man. I loved this book. An interview with the author turned me onto it. The novel based on myth of Persephone -But it’s certainly not on the nose or obvious.

I can’t put it any better than the book’s teaser: “In this spellbinding and suspenseful debut, a young woman haunted by the past returns home to care for her ailing mother and begins to dig deeper into her sister’s unsolved murder.”

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 1 out of 5 Tears


A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness5180OCWnlZL

This book was recommended to me about 8 years ago. And I have finally gotten around to reading it. In case you haven’t heard anything about this book before… It’s your basic Witch and Vampire fall in love… and the world may end because of it. I’m curious to see where the next book goes, but it’s not super high on my reading list.

Love Factor: 3 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 1 out of 5 Tears

Favorite Quote: “My ideas about vampires may be romantic, but your attitudes toward woman need a major overhaul.”


Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud by Anne Helen Petersen51A1ZRn9+PL

This book was recommend on a podcast. And I will admit, I did enjoy and identify with most of the ideas presented. In short, each chapter profiles a different woman and the reason the world/society considers them Unruly. My feeling is that people will either love or hate this book. But I would seriously doubt anyone reading this it with an open mind could claim the entire thing and it’s ideas are unfounded.

 Factor: 5 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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