Thursday, July 06, 2017

2 Mini Reviews for the Books I Read in June 2017

Most of June I spent chipping away at my tbr list for a few of the book series that I have been trying to get read, so even though I am going to review those also I wanted to split them up into their own posts so I am only going to post mini reviews in this post for the two stand-a-lone reads from June. So here goes:




Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a NationMrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation by Brad Ricca
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the look into Grace Humiston's life, which was full and for the time period a bit eccentric for a woman. I did find some of the parts of the books to be a bit dry. Also she took on so many public faces: lawyer, private investigator and even an investigator working for the government that I found it hard to keep up with everything that she had going on especially when the different things intersected in the time line of her life. Other then those two issues I would definitely recommend this to mystery lovers that also like a good non-fiction read. I gave it four stars, because regardless of some issues it was still a fascinating read.



Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and DisturbancesTrigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So many wonderful short stories, which I didn't just read down in one huge swallow like I've been known to do with short story collections. No this collection of short stories should be savored like a good bottle of red, so I read two or three a day and let myself just take them in. On that note I want to let you know that Neil Gaiman is a damn genius and anything that I've read so far with his name as the author has never failed to awe me! Even if you don't enjoy short stories, but enjoy a read that has the creepiness of a bit of darkness in it then you should just pick up this book you will not be sorry that you did!

Those were the only two books I read in June that were not part of a series, but keep checking back for I will be adding my reviews of the books in a series that I read in June!

Thanks for being here,
Amy

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