Today we are celebrating Sally Ride, the first American woman in space! In honor of her awesome achievement, I thought I'd review a book about another woman in science and engineering (although this one is fictional). Earth Bound by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner is inspired by the women of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and their contributions to the space race - with romance thrown in for good measure.
Last time I browsed through potential reads in the Kindle store, I received notification of a new program called Amazon First Reads. Basically, they give you a discount on new release books in order to get people interested in them. The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms was on the list and it sounded intriguing, so I bought it.
I learned about A Week to Be Wicked, by Tessa Dare, from a link that Jeriann sent me. Knowing my love of all things science and of all things fiction, she sent me a list of books about females in science and mathematics. Some of the books are fiction and some are non-fiction, but all are about a woman working in a STEM field. Anyway, this book caught my eye because I haven't read a lot of period romances recently...and also because the main character is a geologist, a subject which I was mildly obsessed with in high school.
Guys, I am really excited for this review! Why, you ask? Because it's my first requested review!!! My friend Deana sent me the link for The Knocked Up Plan, by Lauren Blakely, on Goodreads and asked me to review it. If you've read any of my reviews before, you probably won't be surprised to know that I actually own another Lauren Blakely book and, after reading the blurb, I figured this one was right up my ally. I was not disappointed.