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Last Chance {Monthly Motif Nov Check In}


When we put together the Monthly Motif challenge for 2017, we knew the Last Chance theme had to go in there. We all have loads of books we’ve wanted to read but haven’t yet, right? So, now’s your chance!

Last Chance

“Read a book you’ve been meaning to get to all year or read the last book in a series you started but haven’t finished yet.”

This one is all on you. What’s your Last Chance book going to be?

Kim – My pick is The Secret Place, Tana French, which isn’t the last in the series but is the only one in her Dublin Murder Squad series I haven’t read yet. I ended up reading these out of order, which is possible, but the character development is obviously better if you read them 1-6. Will there be a 7th book? Not sure, but I hope so!

The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls’ boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption says, I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM. Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin’s Murder Squad and one morning, sixteen-year-old Holly Mackey brings him this photo. The Secret Place, a board where the girls at St. Kilda’s School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.

Tanya – I’m going to pick Last First Snow, Max Gladstone from The Craft Sequence Series. I’ve only read the first book, Three Parts Dead, and there are 5 books in the series, but what’s interesting too is that Max Gladstone recommends NOT reading the books in order of publication date – but in chronological order of the story – This is How I Numbered My Books and I’m Sorry. So his recommendation – Last First Snow, Two Serpents Rise, Three Parts Dead, Four Roads Cross and Full Fathom Five.

The Craft Sequence Book Series


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Kimberly Lynne
Librarian - History Nerd - Nature Lover - Notebook Hoarder - Mom - Wife

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8 comments

  1. Yikes, I thought I added my linkup….where is this year going.
    I read Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz.
    https://novelmeals.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/magpie-murders-by-anthony-horowitz/

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  3. I went with ‘The Wrath & The Dawn’, a book I’ve been meaning to get to for AGES! I thoroughly enjoyed it too, glad I got to read it at last.

    https://chasedbymyimagination.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/book-review-wrath-dawn-renee-ahdieh.html

  4. I ended up reading Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor. It came out in March 2017 – and after LOVING her Daughter of Smoke & Bone series, I wanted to read anything she wrote after that. I loved this book too – although I didn’t like the cliffhanger “to be continued” ending.

  5. Last one for the month, I read Bon Bons To Yoga Pants by Katie Cross
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2191763801

  6. I read ‘The Rosie Project’ by Graeme Simsion. I had kept putting it off, thinking it might not be worth reading, but I wish I’d read it sooner. It was one I found hard to put down in the end. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2194955684

  7. Just finished And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie AWESOME book
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2178957939

  8. I started with A Fever Of The Blood by Oscar De Muriel. I had initially wanted to get The Strings of Murder that was recommended here on this site but I couldn’t find a used one that wasn’t within my budget. I loved the story. Now I wanna see if my local library has any of this author’s books.
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2166516223