silosophizer (silosophizer) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

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Books 1 and 2 down, 48 to go...

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane -- The story was OK.  It was an interesting concept (ghosts are real and can kill the living).  The biggest downfall of the book is that I hate weak, self-destructive, self-pitying characters, especially female ones, so I had a difficult time accepting an emaciated, drug-addled, slut (by the character's own admission) as the heroine.  There are more books in this series, but I doubt I'll read them. 

The Cold Moon by Jeffrey Deaver -- Good detective/ suspense/ murder mystery novel.  Formulaic and somewhat predictable.  The twists are well-written and easy enough to accept having had the background laid out.  Mostly, this is a good book for mindless, relaxing entertainment.  The characters are interesting and there's a bit more substance than a typical murder mystery.

I don't have a list of books to read.  I have stacks of books I've picked up over the years and grab whatever I'm in the mood for.  Lately, it's been suspense novels.  Last summer, it was biographies and philosophy texts.  Before that, it was alternate histories.  And I'm almost always up for a good fantasy novel.  (I like to be taken into other worlds, where magic is real and good triumphs over evil.) 

I always have two or three books going at a time.  I assume the next few I'll finish will be American Gods by Neil Gaiman, The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey and The Likeness by Tana French.  Of course, if something else captures my interest before I finish these, then I'll post about it. 

Happy reading!
Tags: alternate history, murder mystery, paranormal, suspense

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