Okay. So I sort of fell off the blogging about reading wagon. But after a gentle reminder from some of y'all…I've decided to do a little update!
Thank heavens for Goodreads…or I wouldn't remember any of this!
What I've read in the past few months:
1. The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick – Loved this one. I've seen lots of mixed reviews and I get that. It's totally quirky. Wait…it bypasses typical Matthew Quick quirky and veers into weirdo land. But I loved it.
2. The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry- It was interesting but never fully sucked me in. Sort of Gone Girl-esque. Worth a read, and the setting (Tangiers) is really interesting.
3. Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones) by Helen Fielding. NO. JUST NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOO. It makes me mad just thinking about it. HORRIBLE.
4. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty- I adored this one. I am a new fan of Moriarty. Light and fluffy, but good.
5. Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham- Disclosure…I LOVE Lauren Graham. So that might have given me some bias here, but I really liked this book. It's no secret I'm a fan of good chick lit. This was adorable.
6. Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos- eh. and a little blah. That's the best I've got. Super disappointed considering I've loved everything else by this auther. Maybe my expectations were too high?
7. Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight- Really good. Sad and scary and pretty on point with things going on in the world today.
8. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty- Oh how I loved this one. Just a good read. Not deeply intellectual, but I needed a brain break. Loved loved.
9. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss- I kind of just kept waiting for something to happen/click and it never did. I really liked the characters, though…I've just heard so much about this that I expected something different I suppose.
10. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion- Awesome. Quirky, different, interesting, and funny as hell. Two thumbs up.
11. Joyland by Stephen King- Man…King just rocks. Another great book. A bit coming of age/retrospective, a bit mystery.
11. The Dinner by Herman Koch – I don't really know what to say about this one. Highly entertaining and a quick read. But seriously messed up and disturbing.
What's in my "To Read" pile:
1. Night Film by Marisha Pessl
2. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
3. Wonder by RJ Palacio
4. The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
You can see my past recommendations HERE.
So what about you? What are you reading?