FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:
Ami McKay’s novel is such a FUN read! Using the age-old method of condemning smart, powerful women as witches, Ms. McKay creates a historical novel that is oh-so appropriate for today’s climate.
Beth Underdown’s novel was an intriguing glimpse into a real-life historical figure. While much of the story is fictional, there are enough tantalizing bits of history included, as she notes in her Author’s Note, to learn a little something about the time period. Plus, as our government continues to hate women, any novel involving witch hunts feels particularly timely.
Siobhan Fallon’s newest novel brought back SO many memories of being an Army officer’s bride of five months moving to Germany and having to deal with a new culture and new life together. She gets the feeling of living abroad so right.
DID NOT FINISH:
It did not even take me one chapter to get thoroughly annoyed with the characters, with the language, and with the writing. I rapidly closed this one and do not regret it for a minute.
Still picking this up in fits and starts. It continues to not bother me if I don’t listen to it for an extended period of time. I really hope the story starts becoming “unputdownable.”
So, what are you reading?
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It is stunning so far.
I have heard that is a great one!
Ha – not a good sign for the Stephen King. And I read Sarah Lotz’s The Three a couple years ago, but haven’t picked her up since…will be interested to hear what you think of The White Road.
Right? I have no desire to start listening to it again. This never happens with King’s novels!