Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase



Poor characterization, improbable plot, cheap tricks . . . and yet somehow engaging. So it is one of those that I am embarrassed that I kept reading.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante



meh

(So I loved the first two books and didn't like the second two.)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante



So I didn't love this as much as the first two, but I still raced through it and am eager to read the fourth.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George



I listened to this for Truman's book group. I really liked it.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett



I'm embarrassed to admit that I enjoyed this.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo



This was INSANE. I cannot for the life of me understand why this was so popular. This is the craziest thing I have ever heard.

The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante



Once again, I was entranced, perhaps even more than with the first book, although I'm not sure exactly why this book was so compelling.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante



The crushing weight of all of the gushing reviews of this series finally got to me and so I decided to give it a try. And I was completely enthralled by this book, although I don't entirely understand why.

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