The A-Z Bookbag: Z is for Zoo City

Hey, look at that! It’s Day Z, the last day of the A-Z challenge. I hope the past month has offered some interesting titles to add to your list. Our final Bookbag title, Zoo City by Lauren Beukes, is a unique way to end the series. It features Zinzi, a young lady living in a…

The A-Z Bookbag: Y is for Yesterday’s Thief

Today’s Bookbag title is a sci-fi thriller that combines time travel, mind reading, and good doses of humor. Yesterday’s Thief by Al Macy is the first part of a series, all featuring a private investigator named Eric Beckman. This book is set in 2020, when self-driving cars, medical technology that allows for super-fast recovery, and…

The A-Z Bookbag: X is for Extracted

I know, Extracted by R.R. Haywood doesn’t technically start with X, but considering the number of books that do start with X is basically none, I adopted Goodreads’s guideline for its alphabetical reading challenge lists. You only need an X in the title. And I wanted to read one I would probably enjoy. Side note…

The A-Z Bookbag: W is for Wretched Writing

We’re taking a step back from fiction today and into a different world, one that pokes fun at the bad writing we’re all guilty of from time to time. Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras is a collection of writing snippets from various authors (though a…

The A-Z Bookbag: V is for The Vampire Lestat

Today’s title is a super crazy popular one that I picked more because I didn’t have any other V titles than because I thought it could use the exposure. Because it doesn’t. If Anne Rice’s Vampire books aren’t iconic yet, they’re pretty damn close. The Vampire Lestat is the follow-up to Interview with a Vampire,…

The A-Z Bookbag: U is for Union (IA Book 3)

Today’s Bookbag title is the third part of a trilogy. I loved all three parts of the IA series, and I could have written about any or all of them, but since I and B were occupied with other books, IA: Union by John Darryl Winston gets the honors. Set in an urban area called…