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What Are You Reading?

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:

Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen The Appetites of Girls by Pamela Moses Confessions by Kanae Minato

Did Not Finish:

The Major's Daughter by J. P. Francis

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.

Currently Reading:

Feral by Holly Schindler

Currently Listening:

Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Up Next:

Amity by Micol Ostow Chasing Before by Lenore Appelhans One of Us by Tawni O'Dell 2 A.M. at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

What are you reading?

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