Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Showin' My Books - October '19

I've been hit and miss with my book posts, but I couldn't miss the 5th anniversary of Show Us Your Books with Steph and Jana! I'm excited to find out what everyone else has been reading as well.

Life According to Steph

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane - I gave this 3 stars on Goodreads, but it's really more like 3 1/2 stars. The first 100 pages were kind of slow but then "the event" happened and I couldn't stop reading. I liked the multiple points of view which, for the most part, didn't overlap but kept the story moving over 30+ years.

The Lies We Told by Camilla Way - I really enjoyed this. There were quite a few twists that I did not predict. It's also set up like there could be a sequel, which I don't know if I'd be into, but this book on its own was a fast, intense read. 4 stars

Normal People by Sally Rooney - This was my IRL book club's September read and if it weren't for that I may not have finished it, but I ended up liking it better than I thought I would. That said, I did skim through some parts, but we had some good discussion about it. 3 stars

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips - Very intense, fast-paced book that takes place over three hours. I couldn't put it down. I would have given it five stars but there were too many unanswered questions for me so I knocked it down to four. Also, I'm not a parent, but I don't know that I'd recommend this to anyone with small children.

Next up for me: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (October's book club pick)


  1. The lies we told was so so so good!

  2. Fierce Kingdom's synopsis just gave me an anxiety attack LOLOL

    I hated Normal People. Loved Ask Again, Yes.

  3. I really enjoyed The Lies We Told as well! I was weary of Ask Again, Yes because as much as I love multiple POVs, I'm not a huge fan of stories drawn out over 30+ years or "slow burns." But I'm intrigued by your review...adding it!

  4. I can't wait to hear your feedback on The Nickel Boys

  5. I'm really curious about The Nickel Boys; I hope you like that one better than your September book club pick.


  6. hmm ask again, yes is the next book club pick so i am very intrigued. i keep hearing good things, but then this SUYB i've seen a few 'meh' reviews, so i'm curious to see where i will fall. good to know about the slow start though!

  7. Everyone read Ask Again Yes this month! I'm still waiting for it on my library list!


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