One for the Books

I am ONE for the Books and this is where my thoughts are shared. I enjoy reading with a passion. I see no issue in getting whisked away into the pages for hours, days, weeks, months at a time! Reading is a huge part of my life.

I am beyond excited that this book just downloaded onto my kindle. I have been waiting and waiting. I'm pressing pause on real life until I finish...lol. Maybe this is just what I needed to get my mojo back because I felt like I was losing it. Anyway on to reading...I hope that it is as great as the prequel!

Nope, nope, and nope

The Nest - Cynthia D`Aprix Sweeney

If there was any way possible to get a refund on the amount of time that I just wasted reading this book, I NEED IT. I'm probably in the minority on this one but this book was flat and boring. The characters were all so narcissistic and flat and boring. The plot?...good question what was the plot? At times it seemed like it was headed in a good direction which is why I didn't dnf it but then each time it just dropped off.  Let me put it this way...this was like one of those bad Hallmark or Lifetime wanna be dramas (don't get me wrong, ya girl loves Lifetime and Hallmark...but you know there are some cheesy ass wastes of time on there from time to time). Any who I digress...I don't recommend it, this book, that is. The writing especially didn't do it for me. It was like she wanted it to be deep and one of those novels where the writing is poetic and beautiful. But wah wah ...she missed the basket. And not to mention the sprinkling of SAT vocabulary words that had no place in this novel...Annoying. 

Another reading slump...

— feeling sad

School/work has started back and I've found myself in a reading slump. Hopefully, my mojo will return soon. 

Reading progress update: I've read 16%.

What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty

Feels like it's been a long time...I've still been reading just haven't felt like doing reviews much. Any who this novel has had me since the first page. I think I may finish it tonight or early in the morning. 

Question

If you read a book that you've read before, do you include it in your reading challenge quota?

Yes, yes, yes!!!

Pretty Girls: A Novel - Karin Slaughter

Very well written thriller. I could hardly put it down. Just go read it. 

Oh Gillian..

— feeling amazing
The Grownup - Gillian Flynn

When I read my first Gillian Flynn novel, I was confused, discombobulated, and frazzled when I finished it. I didn't know if it liked it or hated it. But now I'm 3 Flynn novels in and I love her, love her writing.  I'm hooked. This novella is nothing different. It's Gillian all the way! No disappointment here.  If you're familiar with her endings, then you know how it goes- there is no ending. Read it. You won't be disappointed. I also want to add that I despise advertising for novels that say they are the new "Gone Girl", etc. There is no comparison,  she is one of a kind. Summer reading kick off has begun. 

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I couldn't stop listening..

The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom, Bahni Turpin, Orlagh Cassidy

This book was engaging from start to finish. I listened to the audiobook. I'm fairly new to the audiobook world but this has been the best narration that I have heard thus far!. The novel is not the typical slave novel; it actually focuses on a little Irish indentured servant and her struggle to find her place. The characters in the novel seemed so real and at times, I couldn't stop listening. The plot kept my attention from the beginning. I can't say enough about this novel; just go read it! I cannot wait to read the sequel. I miss them, lol.

Wheeewwww....

The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom, Bahni Turpin, Orlagh Cassidy

Review coming soon...I have to gather my thoughts. 

Reading progress update: I've read 19%.

Sycamore Row: A Novel (Jake Brigance) - John Grisham

So far, so good....as I'm reading it I keep imagining Matthew McConaughey as Jake

Reading progress update: I've listened 596 out of 776 minutes.

The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom, Bahni Turpin, Orlagh Cassidy

Back in business, baby!!!! There have been so many jaw dropping moments.  I don't want it to end. 

Baby Come Back....

Y'all....my loan on Kitchen House expired and I am freaking out. I am now back in line for the audiobook but I'm #13!!! Ughhhhhhhh...this sucks-majorly.

Reading progress update: I've listened 180 out of 590 minutes.

The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom, Bahni Turpin, Orlagh Cassidy

This is so good! I cant stop listening.

I'm calling this one...DNF

My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel - Elizabeth Strout

I tried...I really tried...I'm not in the mood for this. It's too slow.  I need some action or rather Lucy Barton needs some action.  I made it halfway.  Maybe I'll try again later but for now this is not getting it. 

Not a psychological Thriller

The Silent Wife - A.S.A. Harrison

They were just psycho...narcissists.The climax and the ending were very flat. Don't waste your time.

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