Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Showin' My Books - January '18

I'm certain I read more than two books recently but I don't think I've been updating Goodreads. That's OK, because the two I have read were well worth talking about.

Life According to Steph

Final Girls by Riley Sager - I very much enjoyed this book. "Final Girls" refers to the sole survivors of slasher-movie-style massacres, and now someone appears to be targeting the Final Girls. There was something that kept me from giving a 5 star rating, but I can't put my finger on what that was. However, I read it in two sittings, so that says something.

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate - I read this for my IRL book club, even though I knew I couldn't make the meeting. This novel is based on the true story of children who were kidnapped and sold from the 1920s through the 1940s. It is heartbreaking, devastating, and beautifully written. There's a minor romantic subplot that I thought was unnecessary, but it didn't detract from my love of the book overall.

Currently reading: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

What's on your bookshelf these days?


  1. i've heard a lot about before we were yours, it's on my list. the romantic subplot strikes me as odd for a book like that. hope you like little fires everywhere!

  2. Someone else just reviewed Final Girls (Ashley, I think) and the premise of it just seems so overdone lately that I don't know if I can bring myself to read it

    Hope you love Little Fires!

  3. I enjoyed The Final Girls. It wasn't a love for me either but a strong like. For me, I liked how I thought Sager was taking it to some interesting places with who the villain was but then played it safe in my mind. Before We Were Yours sounds really good but also like it would break my heart.

  4. FINE you have convinced me to read Final Girls.

  5. Final Girls sounds interesting, but the slasher-movie-style massacres doesn't sound like my thing! Yeah for Before We Were Yours. A great historical fiction read!


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