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'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.

Reading progress update: I've read 61%.

The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah

So good.  I had to put it down to finish some homework but I can't stop thinking about it.  Although Isabelle's impetuous nature is aggravating me a little. Very touching and I definitely was not expecting what just happened. *clutches pearls* I will finish this book tonight; I have to. 

4 Privet Drive

I want to reread the Harry Potter series before the new release..maybe I will do the audio books. Anybody willing to join me?

Reading progress update: I've listened 240 out of 326 minutes.

The Silent Wife - A.S.A. Harrison is some crazy shiggedy going on in this book. I literally screamed out loud a few times.I love these pyschological thrillers!

Cute and enjoyable...

Dollbaby: A Novel - Laura Lane McNeal

This was a cute and pleasurable novel. I knocked off a star because at times it just seemed a little too far fetched for me. It was a pleasurable and interesting read. There were several laugh out loud moments and some touching moments. Fannie was an interesting character and there was a bit of a twist at the end that I was not expecting. However, the ending had me like "Is that it?", which is why I knocked off another half star. Maybe I need to reread the ending.

Reading progress update: I've listened 45 out of 326 minutes.

The Silent Wife - A.S.A. Harrison

So I'm giving this a second try but this time I'm listening to the audio book. Why are some books better as audiobooks? This one is a little better as an audiobook, although the narrator is not that great...

She did not disappoint...

Secret Lives - Diane Chamberlain

Diane Chamberlain has done it again...once again another one of her novels that I could hardly put down. At first I did not like Eden but she started to grow on me... Full of twists but also believable and realistic. Come on, Lifetime pick up some of these novels and turn them into films!!! 

Holy Shit!!

The Dinner - Herman Koch, Sam Garrett

This book was crazy!! It's not one of those books that's full of action but it is a mindF**k. The narrator was so unreliable, yet still he was interesting. I recommend this book but be prepared to not like anyone!! Old crazy ass family!! Except maybe Sergio...anyway I dont want to give away too much...check it out. Has anyone else read this? What'd you think?

Reading Challenge

Do y'all include DNFs in your reading challenge quota?

Reading progress update: I've read 56%.

The Mapmaker's Children - Sarah McCoy

Im calling this a DNF. I might come back to it. This book was moving entirely too slow. I cant deal, not int he mood for it. 

Reading progress update: I've read 47%.

The Mapmaker's Children - Sarah McCoy

I've gotten this far and this novel still hasn't gotten anywhere. I'm ready to claim this a dnf...that's unfortunate because I've gotten pretty far but it's taking me so long to get through it and I have other books waiting.  I'm going to try to finish tonight, if not I'm dnf it. 

Reading progress update: I've read 19%.

The Mapmaker's Children - Sarah McCoy

OK... so I am on the fence about this book. I love the concept, however, there are wayyyyyyy too many characters. I am getting confused. Also there are switches between 1859 and 2010 and at this point in the novel they have no connection. It's almost like reading two different stories. I see where she is going but it is a little discombobulating and throwing me off. I keep having to stop and regroup and remember who is who, etc...too much work!

The Bodies Left Behind - Jeffery Deaver

Now this is how you write a thriller!!! I am adding Jeffrey Deaver to my author's list. Reading this book was like watching a good suspense movie.  The only reason that I rated it kind of low is that there were some slow moments that did could have been left out. Otherwise this book kept me on the edge of my seat; and just when I would start to get comfortable  there would be another twist.  I highly recommend it!

Sorry, I'm "booked"...
Sorry, I'm "booked"...

Until further I should stop making plans in advance...the day comes and I almost never feel like going especially if I'm into a good book, like now!! 

Just saying...
Just saying...

Currently reading

Liar's Bench
Kim Michele Richardson