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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  1. I don't think anyone can live up to Dumplin'.

    I think I need to re-do the button, or house it on IMGUR and not photobucket.

    Love your background.

  2. Nothing she writes will live up to Dumplin but I'm still looking forward reading Ramona next week on vacation.

    Exit West was a weird ass book.

  3. I liked the sexual fluidity of Ramona Blue. My problem with it was I just didn't connect to the characters the way that I wanted or needed to really enjoy it.

  4. I haven't read Ramona Blue but I love that it focuses on sexual fluidity. I've never read anything by this author though.


  5. I've read both Megan Miranda books and at the end of both I felt that way: What the hell happened?

  6. Exit West is on my shelf at home, I must not have read the synopsis properly lol as I did not get a Dark Matter vibe at all. Hmm. That changes my expectations lol.

  7. I borrowed Exit West and returned it a few days later. Not my thing. I felt the same way about Dark Matter as you did. I also agree with you about Dumplin' and Ramona!


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