Friday, August 24, 2012
Recent Reads v.5
I haven't been reading much since my last update but did read these four books in the past three or so weeks. Gone Girl is the most recent "talk of Twitter". I couldn't be the only one who didn't read it! It took me a little while to get into it and after the first 100 pages, it still hadn't sucked me in. The entire time I was reading it, I felt like I was just waiting for that big "OMG" moment and it just never happened. Yes, it's a "messed up" book but I felt like the author was really struggling to "get there" and then once she did, she said, "Okay, I'm done." And just like that it was over. I know that's really vague but I don't want to give away anything in case you haven't read it. Did I enjoy it? Yes. But I think that Diane Chamberlain does a better job of throwing you crazy curve balls in her novels that really keep you on your toes.
Yankee Doodle Dixie is the sequel to Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter. It's a quick, easy read. Nothing profound but a cute book nonetheless.
Always Something There To Remind Me was a great book. I read it all in one day because I couldn't put it down. It's a book that I think a lot of people can relate to which helps to suck you in. I'd definitely recommend it.
I'm about half way through The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I bought it months ago and just never started it. It's obviously not a light-hearted fiction novel but it's really interesting. I know a few people on Twitter commented to say that they really liked it so I'm looking forward to finishing it.
You can see my past Recent Reads here: Recent Reads v. 1-4.