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by mellenhead
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: No March thread yet?
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: No March thread yet?

Finished One of Us is Lying. I liked it ok. I kind of figured out what was going like halfway through though.

Next up is Need to Know which is a spy thriller.
by mellenhead
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: No March thread yet?
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: No March thread yet?

Finished The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine. The writing was just cringe inducing at times. Wouldn't really recommend, can't figure out how it's on so many must read lists.

I think I'm starting One of us is Lying at lunch. I'll let you know my thoughts, Sil. :lol
by mellenhead
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: No March thread yet?
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: No March thread yet?

Finished Fire and Fury - Inside the Trump White House. It was about what you would expect - basically the White House is a hot mess.

I'm almost done with The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine. It's OK. The writing is annoying me a little bit.
by mellenhead
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 4941

Re: February! What are you reading?

Finished The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani - was disappointed with the ending. So many loose ends.

I'm just about done with Fire and Fury - Inside the Trump White House. It's terrifying and hilarious all at once.
by mellenhead
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 4941

Re: February! What are you reading?

Finished River of Teeth - it was ridiculous and fun. I liked it.

I'm about halfway through The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani which I believe was translated from French.

Sil, I just got a notification that The Immortalists is on the hold shelf for me.
by mellenhead
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 4941

Re: February! What are you reading?

Finished The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert - I really loved this book. It's about a teenager named Alice - her grandmother is a famous author, who wrote a book of dark fairy tales set in a mythical world called the Hinterland - but the world is real. Plus the cover is GORGEOUS. Next up is River of Te...
by mellenhead
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 4941

Re: February! What are you reading?

I never read the Golden Compass trilogy but I bet he will be fine. However I'm with Spudd in that I was reading adult books (It, Flowers in the Attic, etc) way younger than I should have been. I'll generally let Jake read anything he's interested in if it means he's going to read. I just finished An...
by mellenhead
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 4941

Re: February! What are you reading?

Our Lady of the Prairie was not good. I skimmed a lot, waaaay to much detail about stuff that didn’t matter.

I think Anatomy of a Scandal is up next.
by mellenhead
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 4941

Re: February! What are you reading?

I just thought it was all connected too conveniently at the end I guess, Sil. I liked the book but it didn't wow me.

Blush I was super disappointed in Mrs. Fletcher as well. I usually really like his books.
by mellenhead
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: February! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 4941

Re: February! What are you reading?

Reading droughts are the worst, Rowan. :sadpanda I just finished reading This Could Hurt by Jillian Medoff. It is about a group of workers that are struggling to find their place in a bad economy and end up hiding their bosses illness to keep her job and theirs. Some of it was just ridiculous. It wa...
by mellenhead
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2018!! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 5525

Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas - I ended up really loving this book. The writing is intentionally choppy so it's something you'd have to be in the right mood to read it, I think. I'm about halfway through The Cruel Prince by Holly Black - It's about mortals living among faeries in their world, which coexi...
by mellenhead
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2018!! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 5525

Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Finished The Job of the Wasp by Colin Winnette - what a weird book. It was a mystery/thriller that never truly made sense. It was short so I kept reading but it never really came together. I'm about halfway through Red Clocks by Leni Zumas - It's a dystopian novel - abortion is illegal in the US, in...
by mellenhead
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2018!! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 5525

Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Couldn't get into The Rooster Bar.

Finished LIttle Fires Everywhere. It was good - the ending was a little convoluted.
by mellenhead
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2018!! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 5525

Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Sílvia wrote: This was my favorite book of 2017 and when I saw you'd started it I was like "uh oh" :lol
:rofl I laughed when I went to goodreads and saw that you had rated it 5 stars.
by mellenhead
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2018!! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 5525

Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter - Decent. It wandered a bit in the middle but was good, quick read.

Next up is either Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng or The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
by mellenhead
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2018!! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 5525

Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen - it was decent. I figured out what was going on about halfway through. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - pretty sure I'm going against the grain but I HATED this book. Eleanor, as a character, is completely unrealistic. So many things...
by mellenhead
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2018!! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 5525

Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman - I just loved it. This is a prequel to Practical Magic, which I haven't read, but of course have seen the movie. I curious to read it now.

Next up is The Vanishing Season.
by mellenhead
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2018!! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 5525

Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Finished The Good Daugher by Karin Slaughter. I liked it but felt like there were too many attempts at twists at the end.
by mellenhead
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: January 2018!! What are you reading?
Replies: 26
Views: 5525

January 2018!! What are you reading?

Started The Good Daugher by Karin Slaughter - it's really good so far but I'm barely a 100 pages in.
by mellenhead
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: December! What are you reading?
Replies: 33
Views: 6802

Re: December! What are you reading?

Rowan, Artemis is not on par with The Martian by any stretch of the imagination. But it was a fun read.

I enjoyed Heather, The Totality but also don't get the major buzz. I think it's because of the author since he wrote Mad Men.