January 2018!! What are you reading?

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January 2018!! What are you reading?

Post by mellenhead » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:05 pm

Started The Good Daugher by Karin Slaughter - it's really good so far but I'm barely a 100 pages in.

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Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Post by Blush » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:34 pm

I just started The Missing by Jane Casey. It's an Irish thriller, published a few years ago.

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Post by Sílvia » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:37 pm

Happy New Year!

Finished the Brazilian about the guide dog and her owner. Loved it.

Started A Question of Trust by Penny Vincenzi on Blush's recommendation :awesome

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Post by Rowan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:39 am

Reading The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall (I think I got the recommend from Blush). I like it a lot.

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Post by Korie » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:51 pm

Needed something light, so I grabbed a Elin Hilderbrand :cute

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Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Post by mellenhead » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:14 am

Finished The Good Daugher by Karin Slaughter. I liked it but felt like there were too many attempts at twists at the end.

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Post by Blush » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:23 pm

I finished The Missing. It was ok.

Next is The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson.

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Post by mellenhead » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 am

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.

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Post by Blush » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:33 pm

I finished The Bookseller and it was pretty good.

Now I've got The Day She Disappeared by Christobel Kent.

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Post by Sílvia » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:20 pm

Blush, I liked The Bookseller. I love parallel universes stories.

Read a Brazilian short story, a sequel to a YA novel I read a while ago. It was cute.

Finished A Question of Trust. It was good, in a trashy sense. I was *furious* because the blurb gave away something that only happens in the second half of the book! :cuss What kind of moron thinks that's a good idea? I was bored through most of the first half because I knew what was coming. Anyway, I'm sure I'll read more by her. Blush, have you read that trilogy? I think the first one's called No Angel? The Spoils of Time, that's what the trilogy's called.

Not sure what's next.

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Post by mellenhead » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:45 pm

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 didn't make sense.

I think Bonfire by Krysten Ritter is next

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Post by Blush » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:17 pm

I've had Eleanor Oliphant... on hold twice now, ready for pickup, and couldn't pick it up during each of the week windows due to weather. Maybe it's a sign.

I did start The Day She Disappeared but I also picked up "The EvangelicalS: the Struggle to Shape America" by Frances Fitzgerald. It's hefty and I might not be able to renew it, so I started it too.

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Post by mellenhead » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:24 am

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

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Post by Sílvia » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:18 pm

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 didn't make sense.
This was my favorite book of 2017 and when I saw you'd started it I was like "uh oh" :lol This is precisely the kind of book we tend to disagree more about.

I started No Angel by Penny Vincenzi. So far I'm enjoying it more than A Question of Trust.

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Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Post by Blush » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:46 am

Silvia, I think I've read every Penny Vincenzi. I know I've read that series. Love them all! And because I just assume I'll love the next one I never read the blurbs, so I guess that's why I wasn't spoiled on the latest one. Sorry that happened. Ugh!

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Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Post by mellenhead » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:50 am

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.

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Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Post by Sílvia » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:26 am

And because I just assume I'll love the next one I never read the blurbs
I don't think I trust any authors that much! I've at least liked everything I've read by Isabel Allende, for example, but I wouldn't skip the blurbs.

Mellen, I should definitely put all your 1-star books on my to-read shelf.

Seems that I'm also reading The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld. I bought it before I started the Penny Vincenzi, got to 25% and didn't like it, was going to return it, but then thought "what the hell, it's so short". I thought it was going to be a thriller, but so far it's a drama with very little suspense.

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Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Post by Blush » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:48 am

I finished The Evangelicals. I did skin some of the personal history of the people involved. I didnt realize that Pat Robertson started the whole Illuminati conspiracy, though!

I have Little Fires Everywhere before I can get back to the other book. I have to return Little Fires first.

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Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Post by Korie » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:31 pm

On to the 3rd book in the Elin Hilderbrand series. Good fluff reading!

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Re: January 2018!! What are you reading?

Post by mellenhead » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:12 pm

Couldn't get into The Rooster Bar.

Finished LIttle Fires Everywhere. It was good - the ending was a little convoluted.

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