Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Some Magical Books

I don't have a good book on the go, otherwise I'd be flaked out on the couch with it.  But that's ok, because I've been meaning to share my last bunch of reads with you for a while, too.  I just organized my 'Books' note on my phone, alphabetizing by author so I can find them more easily on the shelves at the library, and I ordered a bunch when I was done, so hopefully the next few weeks will be full of great reads and not just what I can find on the shelves.

5 Stars

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
So fantastic.  I loved this one.  You should read it.

The Garden of Letters by Alyson Richman
A well written WWII book set with strong characters and a good plotline. (It was possibly enjoyed more because I read it right after a real dud.)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Great story that makes believing the unbelievable fun.

The Lake House by Kate Morton
True to her formula, and it works!

The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
Quirky characters with issues, unlikely friendships, more quirky characters, and a trip to Canada.  It was a nice one.
4 Stars

Her by Harriet Lane
One character was annoyed by someone saying they were not enjoying a book because they didn't like the characters... and that made me defensive. Ha.  But she was psychotic, so there's that.  A read that has you wondering what 'the event' in the past was and what the real story and connection between the two characters is.  A quiet psychological thriller.

The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison
Affairs and murder, but it is more about the psychological journey that the wife takes through it.

The Body In The Library by Agatha Christie
A pick off the shelf because I needed books and Christie is always a decent filler.

3 Stars

February by Lisa Moore
This one could probably be read in Canadian high schools because I'm sure there's lots of discussion that could come from it.  A widow's story of life after a great East Coast tragedy.  I read primarily for entertainment, and this was not so gripping.

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Sometime you read a book just to check it off the list of books everyone should read...

0 Stars

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
I quit reading in the middle and really should have given it up well before that.  I kept waiting to find the big secret from the past, but it got to the point where I didn't even care anymore, I just wanted to read something decent.

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