Hosted by Sheila from Book Journey, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!
Finished Last Week:
Dark is the key word here. Dark, intense, upsetting – I seriously loved every minute of it. Simply stunning as it explores the deepest elements of the well of human emotion.
This one is an odd duck. It was nowhere near what I expected. Jo Baker definitely can turn a phrase, but this one is so harsh to the eye and ear that it leaves a reader emotionally numb. While this is done on purpose to mirror the main character’s experiences, it takes some fortitude to get through the story and will most likely turn off most potential readers.
Did Not Finish:
Beautifully written but did not keep my attention enough to entice me to finish it.
While it should be interesting, I found myself finding excuses not to read.
Oh no. Don’t say that about Mademoiselle Chanel. I have it to read next for a blog tour.
I have At the Water’s Edge coming up, too. Somehow things keep getting put in front of it.
Oh, I think everyone is going to love it, I promise! Mademoiselle Chanel was so well-written, that I swear it was me and not the book.
I know what you mean. I was in the bookstore this weekend and was grimacing at all of the books that are published but which are still on my iPad waiting to be read. Yikes!
Too bad those DNF’s didn’t hold your attention; by synopsis, they sound fascinating. bummer. Maybe another time. You have a ton of books at the ready!
I know. It makes me sad. Perhaps if I were in a different mindset or less stressed, I would have enjoyed them more.
I hope you have a great reading week!
Glad to see you back Michelle. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of the Nightingale as it seems to have received plenty of hype. Cheers.
The Nightingale definitely lives up to the hype in my opinion. A very powerful book.
Hey – love the mini-reviews. I mean, but, I love your long reviews too. Thanks for coming back to give us some good new book looks. Belle
Ha! I have a few more very mini-reviews coming, but I will be getting back to my long reviews shortly.
Happy reading. I started two new books this weekend. Sisters of Heart and Snow & A Spool of Blue Thread. Both really good I hate my broken arm
I was pitched the first one (I declined) and am still on the fence about the second one. I don’t necessarily do well with women’s lit. I hope your arm is less troublesome this week!
Happy reading this week! I have At the Water’s Edge waiting for me to read, just haven’t had the time. I’ll be anxious to see what you think of it!
It might be a while before I get to that one. My reading has significantly slowed down in recent weeks.