To Be or Not to Be…Read TBR Pile Vote May

Posted May 24, 2016 by Sophia Rose in To Read or Not to Read / 15 Comments

Sophia's To Read or Not

Each month, I will post up a pair (or more) of books.  I would like you to vote on a choice.  Yes!  You will have the job of telling me what to read from my pile each month.  I welcome your vote no matter what reason you choose (frivolous, serious or otherwise) that particular book and do share your reason in the comments just because I’m nosy.  I will update everyone at the end of the month in my reading update and will of course share my thoughts on the book itself in my review.

It’s the month that celebrates moms in the US so I thought I’d offer up two books that feature a couple of kick-butt heroines for your choosing pleasure.  Because moms are everyday heroines and are totally kick-butt when necessary, right?


Candidate #1

Pale Moon Walkig by Paula Altenburg

Pale Moon Walking by Paula Altenburg
Sci-Fi Romance


Candidate #2

Sins of the Warrior by Linda Poitevin

Sins of the Warrior by Linda Poitevin
#4 Grigori Legacy
Urban Fantasy



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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.


  • I voted for pale Moon Walking because I like the cover, it’s pretty. And because it seems to be a first book in a series or standalone whereas the other is book 4. And sci-fi romance is one of those genres I want to read more books in, but somehow I hardly ever pick the genre up. So seeing more reviews for that genre is a good thing in my opinion, so I might find a book to add to my to-read list.

    • Now those are all good reasons, Lola. I’m always on the hunt for new sci-fi romance to like so I’m the same way. And yes, that is a neat cover makes me think there will be some big action in it.
      And don’t be shocked, but for a rarity, I actually read that other series in order so book four is in line for me. Haha! Don’t count on that happening a lot, though. Kidding aside, I know what you mean. When seeing a book that comes later from a series as a review on another blog and its a series I haven’t heard of or started, I’m not as interested either.

      • That’s shocking ;). I had expected you would jump in at book four, lol. I know you don’t hesitate to do that when the book sounds good, but that’s interesting to know you followed the series so far.
        And I agree I always like seeing reviews for first books in a series the most as that will usually help me decide whether I will give that series a try or not. Although later books in a series are nice too, so you know if the series keeps going strong later on.

        • Oh, good point. I do actually pay attention to how people feel about the books late in the series before I make the commitment.

        • Oh, good point. I do actually pay attention to how people feel about the books late in the series before I make the commitment.

  • I say Poitevin

    • Are you a fan? I loved the first three in this series, but I haven’t read any of her other books.

  • They both look good this month, Sophia! And so very close vote wise!

    • Sorry to make it tough on you. I was trying for books that met my theme and I guess it’s tougher when they so closely resemble each other, too.

  • They both look good. I hope you enjoy which ever one you get. I voted Poitevin.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • They really do. I’ve decided that if I can squeeze it in, I’m doing both. 🙂

      I’ve been told the Poitevin is intense, painful, and I will be riveted. Sounds great to me.

  • pale moon walking! I mean just the cover alone is all kinds of badass 😉

    • Oh yeah, good call! That’s you when your kids get out of line, right? 😉

  • Sins of the Warrior. But then I would have to read the first 3! Carmel gave it 5 stars!

    • Haha! It doesn’t happen often, but I’ve actually read the first three so I’m good to go if it gets picked.

      And that is very good to know that she rated it so high.