Recent reads–Adult fiction, Adult speculative fiction, YA speculative fiction

Recent reads
November/December

Adult fiction

The Ghostwriter
Alessandra Torre
The central character in this book is a writer who’s been given three months to live and decides to hire a ghost writer to help her tell the story of some mysterious event over which she’s agonizing. She doesn’t want the book published until after she dies, so there’s nice word play on “ghost writer.” The characterization was strong. The central character is unlikeable but we come to understand her, and I, at least, sympathized. There are also interesting comments on writing and being a writer. Continue reading “Recent reads–Adult fiction, Adult speculative fiction, YA speculative fiction”

Recent reads: YA fantasy, MG fantasy, YA non-fantasy, Adult mystery

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to read a bunch of good books. Among them were young adult and middle-grade fantasy, young adult non-fantasy, and an adult mystery. I’ll review them below and rant a bit about how books are categorized on the shelves. Continue reading “Recent reads: YA fantasy, MG fantasy, YA non-fantasy, Adult mystery”