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.
This book has been EVERYWHERE recently and its popularity seems to have come out of nowhere. It has appeared on a bunch of best of lists and has been the pick for numerous book clubs. My library currently has 30 people waiting to get their hands on this book so the hype isn’t going anywhere. I usually steer clear of books that are popular just because they are but I had heard good things about this one. I am so glad I read this book because it was a beautiful, haunting read and I can’t recommend it enough.
This was a book I read for one of the many book clubs I am in and I am so glad I got the chance to finally pick it up as I had heard great things about it since it was published. This book did not disappoint and in fact exceeded my expectations. This is a highly recommend book for me.
Oh Evelyn Hugo, I adore you. For a while now, I have had friends whose book tastes I trust tell me that I needed to read “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.” So when my book club chose it for their monthly read, I was excited to finally have a reason to pick it up. I expected a quick, light read about a Hollywood starlet and her various relationships and scandals. What I didn’t expect was a heart-breaking, humorous, intriguing story that left me thinking about it for days after I had finished. I cannot recommend this book enough.
For my ARRT meeting this month, we had to read a gentle romance—a genre that I really had no desire to read. One of the suggestions was a series of “proper romance” books that at least sounded somewhat interesting to me. Most in the series seem to be retellings of classic stories, including this one. I enjoyed this book and would read others in the series.
This was a book I read to fulfill a reading challenge I am attempting to complete this year—this book falls under the self-published category. A lot of romances are self-published and Courtney Milan is a pretty popular author so I thought this would be a good choice. This book wasn’t horrible but I found it slow and unengaging with so-so characters and a plot that never really grabbed me.
This was a book that I read for my reading round table erotica meeting and this was definitely erotic. So much so that most of the book was just sex scenes and there was very little plot or character development. If you are looking for porn on a page, this is your book.
This graphic novel was beautifully drawn and had an amazing story to match. I am SO here for teen and young adult books that feature characters from different backgrounds and different lifestyles. What I liked about this book was the level of acceptance that was shown to the Prince and the message that everyone is unique and that’s ok. The author, Jen Wang, does a great job of sending a message without being preachy.
This is a book that I have seen appear on many “best of” lists in the past and has been on my radar for a while. While I enjoyed the book as a whole, I thought the start was slow and the writing style took some getting used to.