Books From August
I am ahead on my reading goal for the year, and that made me consider adding 10 more books for the year... but maybe I'm getting ahead of myself.
Today I'm joining a new (to me) link up. I'm linking up with Jana and Steph for Show Us Your Books. I've been stalking this link up for quite a while, it's about time I joined in.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - This books is difficult to read, but a necessary read. It took me a while to finish it, and the parts with the Slave hunters made me feel completely sick and hate humanity. 4 *
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer- I read this books out of order, read #2 of the series first. It wasn't a complicated story, so it was not difficult to fill in blanks. This is the re-imagined, Sci-fi, YA dystopia version of Red Ridding Hood. Entertaining, but a little sappy at the end. 3*
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson- Ms. Woodson has a beautiful power in how she uses and writes her stories. I read her other book Brown Girl Dreaming last year, which is also a great book. 4*
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena - This book was an ok read. The story got me interested immediately, but then it got weird, I kept reading just to see if the baby would return safely. But the characters are not likeable, the plot is predictable and the twist I saw coming from the first chapter. The writing was not very good either. Gone Girl and Fates and Furies ruined me for books about murder mysteries and complicated marriages. 2*
Cinder by Marissa Meyer- I looped back to the #1 book of the Lunar series. I like this book better than #2. This is, again, the re-imagined, sci-fi, YA dystopia version of Cinderella. Where Cinder (ella) is an person from the moon (lunar, Mooner?) , with robot parts, and an extra dose of sassy. 3*
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler - this book was so good! It might inspire a future post. In this story Min, explains to Ed why she is returning all the things she collected during their relationship. It was very moving and funny in the right spots. I wanted to break up with Ed by the end of the book too. 4*
I also finished The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway, which I have been working on since January. I couldn't get into it, so far my favorite Hemingway is The Old Man And The Sea.
Right now I'm making my way through the Samantha Bee book and Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. But picking up others on the way.
Did you read any good books this summer?
What do we call a citizen of the moon? A lunar, a Mooner, Moonian?
Do you have a favorite Mystery book?