What's on the TBR pile?

What’s on the reading pile?

I’ve been on a bit of five-star read binge lately. For the record, I’m not complaining, I love it. All the books I start reading these days, I know for a fact I am going to adore and…I’m starting to feel a bit guilty.

Why guilty? Well, aside from it being a terrible habit of someone with anxiety, I feel like I’m not giving decent chances to books I’m not so sure about. It’s fun to have that sort of chase. The kind where you don’t know how you’re going to feel after you’ve read it.

So, I’ve picked up an e-book this week that makes me wonder. The author is unknown, the cover could be better but isn’t bad and the book has two five star reviews. Personally, I don’t take much stock of reviews until they’ve got about five or more to get a good idea of what others think of the book. This one is truly a mystery.


“Living in the shadow of a small-town library in the middle of Chicago is all Evangelyn Murant has ever known.

Most of her life has been spent under the watchful, and obsessive control of her Stepbrother, Darius.
Darius has a secret, and he’s not sharing…
Her own life rests atop a house of cards built from them…

Bored and restless, she longs for a Grand Adventure. She really should be careful with her wishes…
Because seemingly overnight everything changes and nothing will ever be normal for Evangelyn Murant again.

A Strange Invitation…
Sudden Powers She didn’t know she had, but must learn to control…
And one Crazy Cat offer an opportunity to find the answers in her own
hidden past, if she can find the courage to go after them…

The Catch? Unless she can survive long enough to unravel a 100-year-old mystery and return a piece of her own history to its final resting place in time?”

* * *

I didn’t post the whole blurb for this one because it’s even longer than this. I like that I’m not sure if I’ll like this one or not and I’m really hoping it will be a nice surprise.

For a while at the end of 2019 I had a bit of a run of not so great books and it’s been great to read a whole bunch of books I really enjoyed at the beginning of 2020. I’m not going to abandon this tendency to pick books I’m certain I’ll enjoy because none of us need a DNF streak. But I might take a few more risks in the next few months just to keep the element of surprise.

Either way, I’m looking forward to reading Magic in Her Shadow.

Thanks for reading!

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