Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Reading Radar 4/18/2015 @jojomoyes @history_girls @ashleyhopeperez

I'm a huge fan of Jojo Moyes. I've featured a couple of her novels on here, but my favorite was def Me Before You. I just discovered the other day that there is going to be a sequel releasing this September, After You. Naturally I must get my hands on this one. I must! (There's no real blurb yet, but we don't need one. We know it'll be good.)


Jojo Moyes says: "I hadn't planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script, and reading the sheer volume of tweets and emails every day asking what Lou did with her life, meant that the characters never left me. It has been such a pleasure revisiting Lou and her family, and the Traynors, and confronting them with a whole new set of issues. As ever, they have made me laugh, and cry. I hope readers feel the same way at meeting them again."


Daughters of TimeSpotted on the History Girls blog this week thanks to a post that caught my eye... Daughters of Time, a historical anthology from the History Girls authors is on my radar/wishlist.

Be surprised, as you look afresh at the stories of some of history's most remarkable women, as imagined by the finest female authors of historical fiction for children. Be enthralled, as you encounter both famous figures and lesser-known heroines from across the ages, from warrior queens to anti-nuclear activists. But most of all… be inspired. An anthology by members of The History Girls blog.
A reviewer on Goodreads has kindly provided a list of the women you can expect to read about in this book.


Spotted on Netgalley and promptly requested (Declined and I don't understand why. My profile has all the stuff on it they claim they need to know...? GRRR.): Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez. I love novels that educate us about real events we may not have heard of. This one releases in September.

Out of Darkness"This is East Texas, and there's lines. Lines you cross, lines you don't cross. That clear?"

New London, Texas. 1937. Naomi Smith and Wash Fullerton know about the lines in East Texas as well as anyone. They know the signs that mark them. They know the people who enforce them. But there are some forces even the most determined color lines cannot resist. And sometimes all it takes is an explosion.

Ashley Hope PĂ©rez takes the facts of the 1937 New London school explosion—the worst school disaster in American history—as a backdrop for a riveting novel about segregation, love, family, and the forces that destroy people.


  1. Hey! Thanks for the interest in OUT OF DARKNESS. Don't worry, we'll get you the netgalley--it may have been declined because there's a problem with the kindle file that I want sorted out. Shoot me an email (contact at, and I'll get you a pre-approved link as soon as the e-galley is fixed.

    1. Thank you! I'm glad to know it wasn't me. They said I needed to update my profile, but it's got a ton of links on it already. I guess that was the standard rejection.