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Book Review Round Up: May 1-15

Looking for a format that offers easy access to my reviews yet reduces my time on the computer has led me to try this bi-monthly post of books that I read every couple weeks. Links will lead to my Goodreads reviews - please check those out when the book cover seems appealing. Which ones interest you?

Purgatory Ridge #3 by William Kent Krueger

Genre: Mystery

Published 2001; 428 pages


Challenges tagged:

Cloak & Dagger: 20/36

MT TBR (virtual): 13/24

Library Love: 29/65+

COYER 2nd chapter: 3pts (3 total)

Fool Moon #2 by Jim Butcher

Genre: Fantasy

Published 2021; 401 pages


Challenges Tagged:

Cloak & Dagger: 21/36

Storygraph Mystery: 9/26

Mt TBR (owned): 3/12

COYER 2nd chapter: 3 pts (6 total)

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Genre: Sci-Fi

Published 2022; 255 pages


Challenges tagged:

Library Love: 30/65+

COYER 2nd chapter: 3 pts (9 total)

The Poisoner's Ring #2 by Kelley Armstrong

Genre: Historical Mystery (ARC)

Publish May 2023; 352 pages


Challenges tagged:

Cloak & Dagger: 22/36

Historical Fiction: 8/15

European Reading: 4/10

Literary Escape: 10/51 (13 bonus countries)

COYER 2nd chapter: 3 points (12 total)

Maame by Jessica George

Genre: General Fiction

Published January 2023; 323 pages


Challenges tagged:

Library Love: 31/65

COYER 2nd chapter: 3 points (15 total)

How do you like this format? Do you feel like it's easy to see what I read and access the review? Do you like the abbreviated format or would you prefer the reviews be included on this page (the links all go to my GR review)? Feedback would be appreciated. I want to share my thoughts about what I read and keep it simplified for me, but worthwhile for you.

Welcome to Bookshelf Journeys.

It's my goal to provide real reviews of the books I read without totally rehashing every plot. I'll never spoil a story by giving away a plot twist! Hopefully you'll find one or two of interest and will discover a new book or author to add to YOUR TBR list.  Take a moment to explore, read a couple reviews, and let me know what you think.


For your convenience, I use #hashtags in the reviews and when you click on one, you'll find more books with that theme. Hopefully you'll find it a helpful way to navigate the site and find books you'll enjoy. I've also recently added tags that will show up at the end of each review that serve the same purpose.

The review ratings are based on a 5 star  (1/2 stars sometimes) system with a 3 being an average read for me. I hope you find that helpful. Knowing, of course, that all opinions are just that - my opinion!  Let me know if you agree or disagree - I'd love to hear from you.

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