The Address by Fiona Davis 4* Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny 5* The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon 3.5* Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza 3.5*
I feel like the last two were total opposites. Bone Season was well written but I couldn't get into it and it took me ages to read. Nine Elms wasn't particularly good but I blew threw it in one day.
I am 48/50 for the year so I should make it. I have a fair amount of time off at the end of the month to spend reading. I'm also really looking forward to Children of Virtue and Vengeance coming out tomorrow and hope to read that one quickly. Plus, I have two library books I need to read before they expire.
Those People by Louise Candlish 4* Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson 4* The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott 4* The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo 4* Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe 4* Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout 5* The Dutch House by Ann Patchett 5*
It was a good month for me. I enjoyed everything I read.
I’m at 72/60. I figure I’ll hit somewhere between 75 and 80 at the close of the year.
The Water Dancer - 5 stars. I'd like to read this one again, I feel like I was trying to rush through finishing it as a library book and probably missed things. Very well written, he's a great storyteller.
The Last Romantics - Tara Conklin - I gave it 4 stars but I enjoyed it a lot.
The Testaments - 4 stars, also really enjoyed.
I'm done with 42/45 books this year, so I am definitely going to meet my goal. I was thinking of bumping it up but I don't really see myself reading more than another 3-5 books this month anyway.
Home Truths - that was an amazon prime free book. It was ok 3* I feel like there is this big trend to have books written from two or more perspectives that seem unrelated until the end. And most of the authors don't do it very well. I thought this was an example of not doing it well. Inspired by Rachel Held Evans - 3* very dense The Witch Elm - 2*
I've read 33 books this year, which is good for me. I didn't have a goal, but 3/month seems reasonable. December might be tough. It's busy at home and at work. I'm still planning to read Becoming though!
Post by rainbowchip on Dec 3, 2019 13:43:08 GMT -5
Yes Please by Amy Poehler 4* The Witch Elm by Tana French 3* Know My Name by Chanel Miller 5* Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo 3* Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin 5* Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini 5* Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston 5* My Story by Elizabeth Smart 4*
I'm at 62 books for the year. My goal was 52 so I'm good. I'm going to finish the book I'm reading now and one I got from the library and then I want to read A Breath of Snow and Ashes. So that's my plan for the end of the year.
I'm Not Dying With You Tonight by Kimberly Jones - 3 stars
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian - 3 stars
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 5 stars
The Woman in the Window - by A.J. Finn - 4 stars
These are a mix of print and audiobooks.
My goal every year is to read more than I did last year, and I'm currently at 49 books, compared to 31 last year, so I'm winning!
My other goal is to read at least one presidential biography every year, and I have failed in that so far this year. I need to pull the trigger on that Martin van Buren book I've been eyeing, but it's hard to get excited about him. I've got three weeks . . .
Ninja at First Sight by Penny Reid 3.5* Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid 4* Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey 3* Virgin River by Robyn Carr 3* My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley 3.5* Dear Girls by Ali Wong 3.5* Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins 3.5*
I read: The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis 5* Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout 4* The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells 3* Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes 3* The Worm at the Core by Jeff Greenberg and Tom Pyszczynski 3.5*