So I reviewed years 2011-2015 for other 3.25s. And I discovered that I had NO 3.25s until 2014. I can't explain why I never rated a book 3.25 the 1st 3 years of blogging. It's kind of crazy. Regardless, here are 15 more from the 2014 and 2015 years.
Blossoms and Bayonets - Jana McBurney-Lin (historical fiction/memoir)
The Mathematician's Shiva - Stuart Rojstaczer (religious/literary fiction)
Ten Steps from the Hotel Inglaterra - Linda Gunther (literary fiction)
The Martian - Andy Weir (science fiction)
Forward to Camelot - Susan Sloat/Kevin Finn (historical/literary fiction)
Dismal Mountain - John Billmeier (mystery)
Still Alice - Lisa Genova (literary fiction)
The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion (literary fiction)
The Bone Tree - Greg Iles (historical/literary fiction, mystery - book 2 of trilogy)
Lawyer Up - Kate Allure (graphic romance)
The English Spy - Daniel Silva (mystery/suspense)
The Race for Paris - Meg Waite Clayton (historical fiction)
Kitchens of the Great Midwest - J. Ryan Stradal (historical/culinary fiction)
Top Secret - W.E.B. Griffin (military/historical fiction)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot (biography)
Two author events:
1. I've already told you about this one. Daniel Silva will be coming to the JCC in Palo Alto on Tuesday, July 18, from 8-9:30. He will be promoting his latest book in the Gabriel Allon series, House of Spies. I just bought my tickets tonight. I hope to see some of you there.
2. This is one I just found out about. It's Louise Penny with her next in the Inspector Gamache series. Louise will be at Bookshop Santa Cruz on August 31 at 7:00. I read book 1 a year or 2 ago because several people raved about it. I finished it but decided I didn't need to read any more. As you already know, though, it is a hugely popular series.
This week we had our June RBC meeting. The book is The Illuminator's Gift by Alina Sayre. It's a middle-grade fantasy that all of us adults liked. Here is a picture of Alina: