This was a book club pick and read like one. Some interesting characters and situations that led to a fairly good discussion about our thoughts. I liked the overall story and the writing and would recommend this book to someone looking for a light, family drama.
There are authors out there that write books that require contemplation when finished. They require thought and analysis and ask the reader to think about what they just read. Emily St. John Mandel is one such author. Whenever I read her books, I think “this is how books should be written.” The problem with “The Glass Hotel” is not really anything that can be helped…it’s the follow up to “Station Eleven,” a book that is in my top ten books of all time and won numerous literary awards. Despite not quite reaching “Station Eleven” heights, it was still a mesmerizing, haunting tale that I would recommend.
I have been meaning to read a Mia Sosa book for a while, so when her newest was released I decided to give it a try. This felt like a movie romantic comedy and had some genuine funny moments that had me laughing out loud. However, the romance itself was just so-so and I found myself wanting more.
I picked this book up because it fit one of my reading challenge prompts (a book translated from an Asian language) and because the cover caught my eye. Never let anyone tell you that covers don’t matter. This was a fairly quick read and felt more like various vignettes than a novel but there was a uniqueness to the story that I enjoyed.
I am in several book clubs and as such find myself reading books from all different genres and subjects, something I appreciate as it forces me out of my reading comfort zone. I actually picked this book as my book club’s next read, knowing that it sounded good and that non-fiction is usually not my genre…and that I am participating in a non-fiction genre study for the next two years and could use this for one of the reading prompts. I ended up thoroughly enjoying this book (as much as you can enjoy a book about murder victims) and would recommend this, especially to those who don’t like non-fiction and are looking for a more narrative telling of a true story.
Whoa boy, this book series. Sierra Simone has become my go-to for well-written erotica and this book didn’t disappoint if you are looking for something very, very sexy. If you are looking for a super dramatic, smut filled romance, look no further. However, by book 3, I was beginning to tire of all the sex and needed some more story. I would recommend this series but didn’t feel the need for it to go on as long as it did.
As a librarian and avid reader, I hear the phrase “this is an important book” a lot. And while it’s true that there are many “important” books out there, sometimes these books are tough to read. Whether it’s the subject matter or the length or the writing style, “important” books sometimes sit on my shelf, unread. Gender Queer is an “important” book that is smart and accessible and a title that I would recommend to everyone, regardless of how they identify.
Oh my heart. I was gifted this book at my book club Christmas party, knowing nothing about it, I hadn’t even heard of it. The friend who gifted it said I would love it…and she was 100% right. Not only did I adore it, I am now encouraging everyone I know to read it. I highly recommend this book.
I chose this book for one of my reading challenges this year based on nothing more than the good reviews it was receiving. I didn’t know much about it and was hoping that I wouldn’t be disappointed. Wow, was this a good book and I am so glad that I read it. I have already recommended it to a few friends and am eager to hear what they think.