Last Week / This Week In a Coulee #travelingsistersread

What We Finished

An Unwanted GuestAn Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Norma and I read An Unwanted Guest with seven of our Traveling Sisters and this was a fun and entertaining read which brought out a great discussion for us all.

WHAT WE THOUGHT:

Even though our Goodreads rating varied it was one we all really enjoyed reading and discussing.  It caught our attention right from the start, right until the last page. One twist really stood out for us and we all loved it.  It left us all with something to say and we were so satisfied after that twist.

WHO WE RECOMMEND IT TO:

We recommend An Unwanted Guest for anyone looking for a fun, light, chilling and entertaining story. A great one for in between some of those darker thrillers you might be reading or for readers who don’t like anything too dark.  We also highly recommend to reading groups as there is plenty to talk about with suspects and theories.

Our New Overall Review Rating Scale (broken down with a rating for each category)

5 out of 5 for a fun and entertaining read

5 out of 5 for a safe, easy, quick, and light read with a little bit of darkness

3 out of 5 for depth and complexity

4 out of 5 for character development

Our Reviews

For our blogging Traveling Sisters’ reviews:

Mackenzie’s Review, Marialyce’s Review, Carol’s review, Melisa’s Review, Debra’s review

 

Bring Me BackBring Me Back by B.A. Paris

Lindsay and I read Bring Me Back with our Traveling Friends and this was such a fun and great discussion.  Eight of our friends joined in on the discussion for this one.

WHAT WE THOUGHT:

Overall we all mostly had the same thoughts on this one and we all enjoyed reading and discussing it.  We all found this to be a fun and entertaining story, however, the story is far-fetched and a bit on the ridiculous side.   Norma described it best by saying it is ridiculously fun and entertaining. This for some was what made this one a gem for us.  For a couple Friends, it just didn’t work for them.

WHO WE RECOMMEND IT TO:

We recommend Bring Me Back to anyone looking for a fun and entertaining read that might just test what you consider ridiculous.  We highly recommend this one to reading groups as it is so fun to see everyone’s different views on this one.  It seems like one of those you either really like it or not at all.

Ratings

4 out of 5 for a fun and entertaining read

5 out of 5 for a far-fetched and entertaining read

2 out of 5 for depth and complexity

3 out of 5 for character development

Brenda’s & Lindsay’s Reviews

Norma’s Review

 

Her Mother's Grave (Detective Josie Quinn, #3)Her Mother’s Grave by Lisa Regan

I read Her Mother’s Grave with three of my Traveling Sisters and we all really enjoyed this one and had similar thoughts on this one.  Her Mother’s Grave is the third book in the Detective Josie Quinn Series.

WHAT WE THOUGHT:

This story was a favorite to the series for me and a couple other TS and one of my favorite series.

WHO WE RECOMMEND IT TO:

Norma hasn’t read the second and first book to this series and we are hoping to schedule a Traveling Friends Group read for those two.

4 out of 5 for depth and complexity

4 out of 5 for character development

3 out of 5 for darkest.  There is a little dark to this one but we still found it to be a safer and easy read. 

Brenda’s review

For our blogging Traveling Sisters’ reviews:

Debra’s review, Berit’s review

On Goodreads

Mary Beth’s review

Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn, #1)Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan

 

 

 

Our Reviews

The Girl With No Name (Detective Josie Quinn, #2)The Girl With No Name by Lisa Regan

 

Our reviews

 

 

Believe MeBelieve Me by J.P. Delaney

I read Believe Me with five of my Traveling Sisters and we had some different views on this one.

WHAT WE THOUGHT:

I and one other TS sister struggled with suspending disbelief while reading this one and we were left a little grumpy reading this one.  The rest of our sisters really enjoyed this one and had some fun reading it.  There were some really great elements to this story that really made this a unique read.  Please check out my review and my Traveling Sisters to see our different thoughts on this one.

WHO WE RECOMMEND IT TO:

I recommend this one to readers who are looking for a fast-paced, interesting and unique story that you will need to suspend one’s disbelief to really enjoy this story.

4 out of 5 for a fun and entertaining read 

3 out of 5 for depth and complexity

4 out of 5 for character development

2 out of 5 for believability 

Brenda’s Reviews

For our blogging Traveling Sisters’ reviews:

Mackenzie’s review, Berit’s review, Melisa’s review

On Goodreads

Christina’s review

 

What we have starting this week:

 

Our HouseOur House by Louise Candlish

 

 

 

Our Homesick SongsOur Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

 

 

 

With You AlwaysWith You Always by Rena Olsen

 

 

 

The Death of Mrs. WestawayThe Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

 

 

 

Something in the WaterSomething in the Water by Catherine Steadman

 

 

 

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State KillerI’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

 

 

What do you think of our new rating system?  Is it helpful, confusing or should we just stop doing it?  lol Drop a comment and let us know.

Are there any you have read or would like to read?  Drop us a comment!

6 thoughts on “Last Week / This Week In a Coulee #travelingsistersread

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  1. I appreciate and love your new breakdown way of rating the books. Still hoping I can send you a free copy of mine💕Keep up the good work👏🏻🎈Kim

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  2. What a great list!
    I want to read the Unwanted Guest and Bring Me Back – both authors do suspense quite well in my opinion, even if the characters are sometimes quite cardboard…

    I got Believe Me from NetGalley but after i downloaded it i started seeing some not so great reviews. 😦

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    1. I hope you enjoy them all! I think Believe Me is a wild card with either love it or not so much. Lol. I look forward to seeing your thoughts on all three!

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