FLOYD’S BOOK CLUB – NOVEMBER

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



Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi51hdUH-oWQL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_

I am 112 years old. Let that be stated for the record. which basically means I did not understand half of the pop culture references or texting acronyms in this book. But I enjoyed it, none the less.

This is a good Young Adult Romance.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 1 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.


Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes51qBXuJJUZL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_

If you are interested in writing romance stories, this book is a must. It’s short. It’s sweet. It’s witty. It is straight to the point. 
Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

 

 

 


Until The Day I Die by Emily Carpenter 91G-Jyu+lwL._AC_UY218_ML3_

This was a great, little thriller.

A father suddenly passes away, a mother doesn’t know how to grieve and decides to sell their company, and a young adult is shipped off to college against her wishes. Add in some adult “Lord of the Flies” and Ta da! You have this book. It kept me guessing the whole way.

Love Factor: 4 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 1 out of 5 Teapots


War of the Oaks by Emma Bull 51491m++eIL._SY346_

Shout out to Kathryn Malody for finally recommending a book that is already published! War of the Oaks is set in the Twin Cities. It was quite lovely to be so familiar with the area where the book was taking place.

I can’t say it any better than this snippet from the book description: “By turns tough and lyrical, fabulous and down-to-earth, War for the Oaks is a fantasy novel that’s as much about this world as about the other one. It’s about real love and loyalty, about real music and musicians, about false glamour and true art. It will change the way you hear and see your own daily life.”

Love Factor: 5 out of 5 Hearts

Weeping Factor: 0 out of 5 Tears

*Donita Factor: 1 out of 5 Teapots

 


Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal 411O6O1986L._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_

I heard about this book through a podcast (Breaking the Glass Slipper). Kowal described it as Pride and Prejudice plus magic. As you can imagine, it went straight to the top of my reading list. It held to Jane Austin’s writing and storytelling style. I loved it.

Shades of Milk and Honey is the first book in a series I definitely plan on continuing.

Love 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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