Hello, friends! It's been a minute (or several months). Linking up today with Steph and Jana to chat about some books I've read recently. I know a lot of people have said that since the pandemic began, they haven't read as much. I actually read more, although it's not always super consistent.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab - I read this in December for book club, but I wanted to mention it because I really loved this book, and gave it 5 stars on Goodreads. I read it not long after reading Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, and was struck by some similarities (so I was pleased when Life After Life was actually named in this book).
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig - This was my book club's January read, and while reading it I realized that we have a "type." We read a lot of books that involve living other lives or immortality or going through portals. Books we've read that fall into this category: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, Recursion, Dark Matter, The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Exit West. Some of them work better than others. We didn't love this one, but if it's adapted into a movie or miniseries, I'd watch it. I gave it 3 stars. Also read for Erin's book challenge as my Freebie.
The Fallout by Rebecca Thornton - I pretty much hate read the second half of this book. I felt like it was trying to be a Liane Moriarty but couldn't get there. And I don't generally mind unlikeable characters, but I just got so annoyed by these women and didn't care what happened to them. 2 stars Read for Erin's challenge for the prompt "read a book with a pink or green cover."
It's Always the Husband by Michele Campbell - I often enjoy books about college friends that go back and forth between college days and adult times, but I didn't love this. My biggest gripe is WHY Jenny and Aubrey were still friends with Kate. I gave it 3 stars but mostly because I didn't dislike it as much as The Fallout. Read for Erin's challenge for the prompt "read a book with a male relationship word in the title."
So, not a stellar month for me but I'm sure I'll find plenty of ideas at the linkup.
Currently reading The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett for book club.