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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, 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. Here is what I read the week ending 21 May 2018. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

Not a great reading week. I am hoping the next few novels are much, much better.


The Complication by Suzanne Young The Pisces by Melissa Broder Wicked River by Jenny Milchman

I love, love, love how Ms. Young was able to tie all six books in The Program series together in the final novel. Even those that felt like they were stand-alone novels had a purpose. All together, complete with the finale, this makes for one of the most compelling series in YA fiction.

I am struggling to figure out just what Melissa Broder wanted to do with her novel. Was it to shock? Was it to discuss the idea of relationships? Was it to find an excuse to write about sex with a merman? There is nothing sexy about this novel about love versus lust, addiction versus obsession. I can’t even believe I finished it let alone recommend it to anyone.

Jenny Milchman’s latest novel was okay. It was too long; the whole thing could have been shortened by at least 100 pages or more. The story was okay as well. I honestly skimmed most of the story, skipping entire chapters without losing anything, because I wanted to find out what happened but did not have the patience to wade through the minutiae to do so.


None of them were bad enough to warrant DNFing, at least for me.


Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel


Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper


May Review Copies:

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner Obscura by Joe Hart Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin A Shout in the Ruins by Kevin Powers Onyx & Ivory by MIndee Arnett Tin Man by Sarah Winman Furyborn by Claire Legrand The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen Legendary by Stephanie Garber The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts

So, what are you reading?

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