To Read or Not to Read … Read! – July 2019

Posted July 24, 2019 by Sophia Rose in To Read or Not to Read / 24 Comments

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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 of course share my thoughts on the book itself in my review post.

The theme this month is Short and (maybe) Sweet.  We’re tacking the novellas sitting on my pile.

Candidate #1

Junkyard by Lindsay Buroker
#.5 Fractures Stars
Space Opera

McCall Richter works as a skip tracer, tracking down criminals, con men, and people who stop making payments on their fancy new spaceships.

Her job description says nothing about locating vast quantities of stolen maple syrup, but thanks to her helpful new android employee, she finds herself tramping through a “sugar house” on a frosty moon full of suspicious characters. The only witness to the crime? The junkyard dog next door.

Junkyard is a stand-alone novella set two years before Fractured Stars.

Candidate #2

You Again by Carolyn Scott
Contemporary Romance

Lily McAllister never wanted to see Luke Tanner again after their split two years ago. The by-the-book cop made it perfectly clear he didn’t want to marry into the city’s first family of crime after he found out Lily was one of those McAllisters. So when he turns up at her house, shutting the door in his face seems like the best thing to do, especially since she’s just broken the law. She would have done it too if he hadn’t handcuffed her. Now she’s got to explain why he shouldn’t arrest her for stealing a diamond necklace when her face is on the CCTV footage. And she’s got to ignore the feelings resurfacing between them.

Which book should Sophia read?
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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.

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You Again sounds a like a good summer read! Hugs, RO

Sophia Rose
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Yes, it really does. Thanks, Radiant Ro!

Romance Reader
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Sounds like you had great books to read!

Sophia Rose
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Yes! I’m looking forward to either of them. 🙂

Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
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You Again sounds perfect for the summer!
Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

Sophia Rose
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It sure does have the bright summer cover. 🙂

Melliane
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As I”‘m less Sci-Fi I would say the second one

Sophia Rose
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That makes sense. Thanks, Melliane!

Jenea's Book Obsession
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You Again sounds really good! Hope you enjoy it.

Sophia Rose
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Thanks, Jenea! It does sound fun.

Mary Kirkland
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You again sounds better to me.

Sophia Rose
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Go with your gut, right Mary? It does sound good.

Crystal @ Lost in Storyland
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The premises to both of these books sound like fun! I’m really curious about You Again, but I voted for Junkyard because it sounds different. I’m less certain about where the plotline will take us.

Sophia Rose
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Haha! They do both sound good, Crystal. That’s why I do the vote so I don’t have to pick. 🙂

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
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You Again sounds like a fun read!

Sophia Rose
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I think so, too, Lindy. 🙂

Angie Elle
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I voted based solely on the cover this time. 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Cover love is totally a good reason, Angie. 🙂

Carole rae
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#2!!!!

Sophia Rose
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Thanks for the vote, Carole! 🙂

Rachel @Waves of Fiction
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I picked Junkyard because it has higher ratings on Goodreads and it seems like the series has potential. Looks like I’m in the minority with my choice, though. Hope you enjoy whichever book wins! I look forward to your thoughts! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Yes, it does have a creative plot and I’m curious. No worries about being a minority vote. I’m looking forward to them both so I’ll probably try to read them no matter which wins. 🙂

vvb
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Yeah, You Again sounds like a fun one. Enjoy

Sophia Rose
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It does look fun. Thanks, Velvet! 🙂