Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Some things I've read since the last time I blogged

My poor blog has been seriously neglected. And it's been a while since I linked up with Steph and Jana. And I can't get the link up button to work. And I'm certain that I've read more than I'm listing here but even my Goodreads account has been neglected. With all that said, here we go!

Good as Gone by Amy Gentry - I liked this one a lot. It had elements of Mary Kubica's The Good Girl and a one-and-done ABC series from last year called The Family. I really kept going back and forth in my head as to whether or not the girl who showed up was really the girl who was kidnapped. There were certainly parts that didn't work for me, but overall I enjoyed it.

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid - I read this for my IRL book club. Actually, I listened to it, which only took about 4 or 5 hours. Admittedly, I went into this with a groan because the premise reminded me of Dark Matter, which I didn't love. Maybe without that bias I would have liked this better, but it just didn't ring my bells.

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda - This was also a book club book and I liked this one better, but at our book club meeting, the first thing someone asked was "what the hell happened?" It was kind of hard to follow and the backwards-style storytelling had me reminding myself "no, that hasn't happened yet." This is also a case in which "unreliable narrator" is a bit of an understatement.

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy - I often feel late to the party when it comes to which books I'm reading, but I jumped on this one pretty quickly. Dumplin' was one of my favorite books of last year so I was anxious to read Julie Murphy's latest. It didn't disappoint, although I'm not sure much can live up to Dumplin'. There was some controversy surrounding this book because it deals with sexual fluidity, but I like it. A lot.

What have you been reading? I'm off to the Show Us Your Books link up to add even more titles to my TBR list!

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