Driving Heat by: Richard Castle


This is book 7 in the Nikki Heat series.  I enjoy this series and I loved the show.  These are fun, fast reads.  They always include a bit of drama as well as humor.

I won’t go into detail about this story because it is the 7th in the series.  Just know that all of your favorite characters are in this book!

I gave this book 5 crowns.


The Sound of the World By Heart by: Giacomo Bevilacqua

the-sound-of-the-world-by-heart Publication date: April 11, 2017

Description from the Publishers through Netgalley

Save the Date by: Mary Kay Andrews


This was a fun, romantic read for February.  I have always had an obsession with party planning and floral designing.  Cara is a florist that prepares the most elegant arrangements for her clients.  She deals with countless brides and their crazy families.  She owns her own business but is in debt to her father.  Her own love life is non-existent unless you count her love for her dog Poppy.

How will she deal with a crappy landlady, demanding clients and an accidental dog napping that leads to an overwhelming attraction?  Read this book to find out.

This was a great read.  I really enjoyed it and the characters were well developed.  Mary Kay Andrews is a wonderful storyteller and I will not hesitate to pick up more of her works.

I gave this 5 crowns.


Human Acts by: Han Kang

human-acts Translated by:  Deborah Smith


My Review:

I had been hearing a lot about this novel as well as Han Kang’s previous work The Vegetarian.  I really didn’t know too much about this and that was ok.  The writing flowed in this book.  It was easy to read and the translator did a great job of keeping with the integrity of the story.  It is not an uplifting story and the details were excruciatingly sad.

This is the story of a young boy told from different people who knew him and a reporter who wanted to tell the story of the horrific events in South Korea in 1980.  It was an interesting read as I am not a fan of historical fiction; but it was done very well.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review through Blogging for Books.

I gave this book 3.5 crowns.

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Non-Written Novels

This is about all books that are not ‘written’ novels! So graphic novels, comics, manga, audiobooks, etc. Shed some light on books in other forms. -Goodreads Group post

Ok, this is a bit difficult for me and if you noticed, I skipped lasts week post because I didn’t really have anything to say about it.


I love Audiobooks but I can’t say that there are narrators that I love and must listen to.


This adorable woman is Lucy Knisley.  She is my FAVORITE graphic novelist.  I love her drawing style and her story telling.  If you haven’t read any of her books, go and get them.


This has been around for many years and I have all of the books and occasionally still check the website.  This is Postsecret.  People from all over the world send post cards of their secrets anonymously to Frank Warren who started this project so long ago.  Check out the website and the books. http://postsecret.com/


I know that this has some written word in them but they are the inspirations behind the tattoos.  I love tattoos and I  really like Kat VOn D’s work, so yes, I own these 3 books.


I absolutely love Jewel and have ever since I was in high school.  She is so real and open and her poems touch a part of me that nothing else can.  She has a few collections that she narrates on audio and she reads her words as she wants them to be heard.

OK, so not all was non-written books but this was what I could come up with.


Another Piece of My Heart by: Jane Green


I like Jane Green’s style of writing and the heart wrenching stories that she tells.  I have had this on my shelf for a while and decided to listen to it on audio book.  This story is about a women, Andi, who marryies a man that already has to children.  The youngest daughter is an angel but the teenage daughter is driving a wedge between Andi and her husband.  Emily knows just how to get her dad’s attention and is able to pull him away from Andi.  After some life altering events occur, this is a story of family and love and growth.

I enjoyed the first half of this book but then out of no where the chapters kept switching points of views without any indication that that would happen.  It took me a few minutes to figure out who was the narrator at any given point.  It felt a bit long to me as well.

I gave this book 3 crowns. 3_crowns

Killer Ambition by: Marcia Clark


This is the 3rd book in the Rachel Knight series.  In this book Rachel and Bailey get involved in trying to find out who kidnapped the daughter of a very famous movie director.  Of course, nothing is as easy as it appears.  The cast of characters that surround this director on a daily basis is innumerable.

I love the way Marcia Clark writes and this is a great series.  I highly recommend that you pick up these books if you enjoy mysteries with  a bit of humor and a completely bad-ass female lead character.  Rachel Knight is totally in her element in this book as she is the prosecutor and this is very much a court house drama.

I gave this book 5 crowns.