Friday, January 26, 2018

January Reading List

I liked this book but not as much as her other books, A Secret Kept and Sarah's Key and The House I Loved. The main character is an author who has just written a debut bestseller and he lets it turn him into a bit a jerk. The story is about how everyone is pushing him for a next book and he keeps lying that he's working on it and he isn't. He discovers his own truth through a series of events. It's a good read but it felt a little off balance to me. I would be interested to hear what you think of it.

I'm not off to a running start on reading for 2018. I only finished one book so far this month. I was sick for a week and then busy trying to catch up on life. I hope to have more to recommend next month.

I do have these books waiting on my bedside table if you want to check them out...

Turtles All the Way Down
Into the Water
Little Fires Everywhere
A Column of Fire
All the Missing Girls
The Book of Polly
My Husband's Wife
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Lying Game
The Life She was Given
The Last Anniversary

I would love your feedback on any of these if you've read them, or any others  you've recently enjoyed. Thanks!

Enjoy every page,

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  1. I loved A Gentleman in Moscow for its memorable main character and its elegant writing.

  2. I plodded through A Gentleman in Moscow sometime last year, and kept waiting for something to was a bit interesting at first, and I usually love novels set in Russia, but felt I wasted time with this one. I did truly love The Weight of Ink, though parts of it were very hard going (because I don't remember much of Philosophy 101) but it was easy enough to skim parts and still have a truly wonderful book well worth the struggles. Right now I'm really enjoying Gilgamesh by Joan London. But I should be quilting-I have a deadline! Thank you for all of the inspiration, Diane!

  3. I read The Last Anniversary. It was ok. It seemed to me that the story was a little dragged out. I kept thinking that it should just end already. I also read Big Little Lies by the same author and loved it.

  4. I really liked All the Missing Girls. I’m now reading her latest book.📚📚📚

  5. I haven't read ANY of these so I'm stealing your list! However, you should add Beneath the Scarlett Sky to your pile. Just finished it and it was wonderful!


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