FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:
Marc Elsberg’s debut novel was a complete dud. Not only did I feel the story was less thrilling and more snoozing, but it did not weather the translation from German very well. Sentence structure was awkward, and the word choices were too simple to add anything to the story. I skimmed through the entire story in hopes it would get better. It did not. I did find it ironic though that just as I was finishing up reading it, there was the largest hacker attack to date that took out UK’s hospital system among others. I suppose that means I should have found the novel eerily prescient; instead, I found it boring and less exciting than real life.
Kate Moore’s expose on the Radium Girls was fantastic. What those women went through just to obtain justice is a crime, and their influence on current manufacturing practices and safety was astonishing. I highly recommend this one.
Joelle Charbonneau’s latest series starts out fairly well. I found it a bit too predictable, which always bothers me in novels. However, I managed to gobble it up in a day, so it didn’t bother me too much.
I love Jennifer McMahon’s novels. I just know I am going to love this one.
So, what are you reading?
I can’t wait to hear what you think of Burn Town! And I’ve been wanting to read Bear Town for awhile, yet keep putting it off. I hope you like it.
It’s surprisingly slow-going for a McMahon novel. I expected to be done by now but am only halfway through it. I hope it picks up soon because it is not looking like it will be one of my favorites.
With your job and all the kid/family stuff you always have going on, I remain forever impressed with all the reading you manage to accomplish! So envious of your time management skills, Michelle!
Thanks! They probably could use some fine-tuning, but it gets people to where they need to be. I’m hyper about maintaining the family calendar; having everything on there is the only way I can function.
I just added Radium Girls to my TBR. Will probably listen to it on audio. And I’m dying to read Beartown! I’m number 18 on 5 copies…ugh.
I am looking forward to the Frederik Bachman. It is the first time I will have read one of his novels, so I don’t want to go into it with too high of expectations!
I really like Jennifer McMahon’s books too. Looking forward to reading this new one. And before you know it, all the end of school and end of activity times will be done and you’ll be into summer. Soon, soon! LOL
I know! Our summers are never all that relaxing, but at least the kids are out of school and can help more around the house. It makes a big difference.