Saturday Review of Books: September 21, 2013

“There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book.” ~Betty Macdonald


Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/Saturday, you post a link here at Semicolon in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

After linking to your own reviews, you can spend as long as you want reading the reviews of other bloggers for the week and adding to your wishlist of books to read. That’s how my own TBR list has become completely unmanageable and the reason I can’t join any reading challenges. I have my own personal challenge that never ends.

1. Guiltless Reading (Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon)
2. Seth@Collateral Bloggage (Death Trap)
3. Thoughts of Joy (War Brothers)
4. Thoughts of Joy (Dark Places)
5. Anna (The Romantic Exiles: A Nineteenth Century Portrait Gallery)
6. Hope (Adam Bede by George Eliot)
7. Becky (All-of-a-Kind Family)
8. Becky (2 Pop and play Board Books)
9. Becky (Life of Cesare Borgia)
10. Becky (Blood and Beauty: Novel of The Borgias)
11. Becky (Blackmoore (Regency Romance))
12. Becky (Madonna of the Seven Hills, Lucrezia Borgia)
13. Becky (Light on Lucrezia)
14. Becky (Gods and Kings by Lynn Austin)
15. Becky (The Prophet by Frank Peretti)
16. Becky (Invention of Sarah Cummings)
17. Kisses from Katie
18. Barbara H. (On Distant Shores)
19. Barbara H. (Ella Enchanted)
20. SuziQoregon @ Whimpulsive (Killer Ambition)
21. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (George Mueller: The Guardian of Bristol’s Orphans)
22. Sherryl (The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey)
23. Sherryl (The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages)
24. Beth@Weavings (Code Name Verity)
25. Susanne~LivingToTell (The Aviator’s Wife)
26. Janet (Godric by Frederick Buechner)
27. jama (Carnivores by Aaron Reynolds)
28. Colleen@Books in the City (The Husband’s Secret)
29. Girl Detective (We Have Always Lived in the Castle)
30. Girl Detective (Kindred)
31. Girl Detective (Winnie the Pooh audiobook)
32. Girl Detective (Your 7yo: Life in a Minor Key)
33. Girl Detective (Richard II)
34. Reading World (The Anatomist’s Wife)
35. Anna (Not a Drop to Drink)
36. The Windy Pages (Fangirl)
37. Kate (60 Acres and a Bride)
38. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Fired Up)
39. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Two Destinies)
40. Beckie @ ByTheBook (Thicker Than Blood)
41. Abbi Hart (Whispers from the Shadows)
42. Birdie (By the Light of the Silvery Moon)
43. Hayden (Enchanted)
44. Rissi (Invention of Sarah Cummings)
45. Jessica (Smoke)
46. Kara (Made to Last)
47. Yvann @ Reading With Tea (Mister Pip)
48. Anna (Curtsies and Conspiracies)
49. Chelsey (The Harder the Fall)
50. Tara (Quantum Entanglement)

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5 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books: September 21, 2013

  1. Been gone a while, and it’s good to be back. Thanks for hosting this!

  2. Great idea – thanks!

  3. Good morning readers! I am getting back in the swing of reviewing, after being behind this summer. It’s a good way to work through my thoughts on the books, before chain-reading another.

  4. I like that: “work through my thoughts . . . before chainreading another” book. That’s what I do here at Semicolon, and it is helpful.

  5. Hey Sheri, Thanks so much for hosting this every week. My second link with Two Destinies should be Thicker Than Blood. The link is correct, just didn’t put correct title.

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