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.
Finished Last Week:
Did Not Finish:
Within the first ten pages of starting this novel, I knew it was not for me. The language was too simplistic, and I knew exactly how the story was going to unfold. I even tested my theory by reading the last 25 pages. While the middle 300 pages may have been exciting, my suspicions are that they were not. Besides, just how exciting can a story be when one can predict the ending before all of the characters make their initial appearance? For the right audience, this could be an enjoyable novel. Not only does it give readers the chance to learn about this very real prisoner-of-war camp in New England, but it also involves star-crossed lovers. I enjoy my stories with more darkness, but there are millions of readers who like the saccharine sweetness of such stories, a la Nicholas Sparks. So, while this is one I refused to spend any more time reading, it may be perfect for someone else.
What are you reading?
The Major’s Daughter looks good.
I love the covers. All are great.
I haven’t read a book by Diane Gabaldon. I need to.
Thanks for sharing all these amazing titles.
Have a great rest of the week.
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Have a great week, Elizabeth!
I only finished Grand Central and it’s just crazy I didn’t finish more. Oh on audio I did finish Bittersweet..good and twisted. I’m now reading Don’t Try to Find Me. Enjoying!!
Good and twisted? That’s what I love to hear about any book I plan to read!
Have a great week!
Feral is on my reading list too! Happy reading!
I just added 2 a.m. at the Cat’s Pajamas to my tbr list. I hope we both enjoy it!
I’ve been hearing great things, so I think we will!
At the moment, I am reading The Martian. I have renewed it three times and now it must be read or returned. Thankfully, I am over halfway done with it now.
I have that Cat’s Pajama’s book. I really need to gather up the books I have recently received and figure out when I need to read them because lately, I have been putting them into a stack and then forgetting all about them.
I seriously loved The Martian. I want to listen to it on audio.
I understand that. I’m very careful about keeping track of the books I receive, their due dates, and when I want to read them. It’s taken me a long time to work the kinks out of this system though. Good luck!
Big Little Lies is my current read and I AM LOVING it. 🙂 My current listen is The Winds of War, I will finish it by the end of the month.
I figured you would love it. One month of listening for The Winds of War is pretty impressive. I hope you are at least enjoying it.
I am really enjoying The Winds of War. It’s definitely the granddaddy of historical fiction.
I don’t know if I would call it that. James Michener tends to be extremely thorough, as is Ken Follett. Both authors tend to write books that are dense and full of information.
What I meant was that a lot of people consider The Winds of War (1971) and War and Rememberence (1978) to be the books that really started the modern historical fiction genre along with The Caine Mutiny (1951).
I’m sure others will make other arguements, as is always the case with books.
Ah, gotcha. I guess I think of Michener first, since his first book was published in 1963.
What did you think of Evergreen? I’ve been seeing that one a lot lately. Feral looks creepy and I love creepy books. Happy reading!
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I liked it a lot, but it isn’t an easy book emotionally. There are some rough situations that could have been so easily avoided but weren’t. It makes them difficult to stomach.
Feral is really creepy so far as well as gruesome. I’m thoroughly enjoying it even though my dream state may be somewhat scarred right now!