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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Camino Island


Book #46 Read in 2017
Camino Island by John Grisham

This is the first by Grisham which I have read in a long time and I read it in a day.  Different from his usual lawyer-focused books, this one tells the tale of manuscripts by F. Scott Fitzgerald which were stolen from the Princeton Library.  The authorities are after the thieves but their main priority is to find the missing manuscripts.  To that means, they contact Mercer, a young, struggling writer, and want to use her to get information on a suspect, Bruce Cable, a bookstore owner.  This was a good, quick read and had an engaging storyline.  I recommend it.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Sleepwalker


Book #45 Read in 2017
The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

Lianna's mother has a history of sleepwalking when her father is out of town.  It happens again but this time no one can find her mother.  Did she drown?  Jump off a bridge?  Run away?  These questions haunt the family as they wait for news--a body discovered; a letter  that she has left the family; something.  This book had some slow parts--I quickly tired of Lianna's self-destructive drug use--but the ending more than made up for any down spots.  I borrowed this book from the public library.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Unfiltered


Book #44 Read in 2017
Unfiltered by Lily Collins

Lily Collins has acted in such movies that I like as The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and The Blind Side.  She is also the daughter of musician Phil Collins.  Additionally, she is a young woman who has survived eating disorders, unhealthy relationships and self doubt.  This collection of essays is a good, quick read and Lily's honesty shines through her writing.  I borrowed this book from the public library.


Book #43 Read in 2017
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

I have enjoyed several others books by this author so I was excited to start reading this one.  It had a very slow start and I considered giving up on it several times.  I did stick with it and overall ended up liking it, but it is, in my opinion, not as good as her other works.  An "accident/incident" is referred to at a barbeque but it is almost halfway through the book before readers find out what happened.  The characters are somewhat unlikeable and are flawed but they are interesting.  If a reader can stick with it, he/she should like it.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

May Reads

1.  Poison's Kiss (YA)  4/5  1st in series
2.  We Are Okay (YA)  4/5
3.  Into the Water (3/5)  library book
4.  A Court of Wings and Ruin (YA)  5/5  3rd in series
5.  I Hate Everyone Except You  (5/5)  library book
6.  Swimming Lessons (4/5)  library book
7.  The Cellar (YA)  5/5  1st in series

42 books read in 2017