August: what are you reading?

Moderator: Malanee

Post Reply
Blush
TH Master
Posts: 19447
Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 12:43 pm
Location: Lake Huron Shoreline, Ontario, Canada

August: what are you reading?

Post by Blush » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:44 am

I finished the short stories by Margaret Atwood. Some were better than others.

Now I have A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl. It's by Jean Thompson.

Rowan
Shoulder Eater
Posts: 6068
Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 2:03 pm

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Rowan » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:04 pm

I read a few books on the plane this weekend.

Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis (not my favorite of hers)
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (this was excellent; trigger warning for domestic violence)

I'm also 1/2 done And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie and 1/2 done The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.

Blush
TH Master
Posts: 19447
Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 12:43 pm
Location: Lake Huron Shoreline, Ontario, Canada

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Blush » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:03 pm

I couldn't get into A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl. Trying Woman with a Secret by Sophie Hannah now.

User avatar
Sílvia
Gold Digger
Posts: 11244
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 4:44 pm
Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Sílvia » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:43 am

Finished The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer! :yay I liked it. It was a little tiring at first, with dozens of characters, jumps in time and points of view, but after I got used to the format I was hooked.

Rowan
Shoulder Eater
Posts: 6068
Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 2:03 pm

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Rowan » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:29 pm

I finished The Nickel Boys and read The Chain. Both were 3 star not amazing although there's a lot of buzz about The Nickel Boys.

I have Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman on my pile next. It's technically already due but at 20 cents a day I'll pay for it because it will take forever to get it again.

User avatar
Sílvia
Gold Digger
Posts: 11244
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 4:44 pm
Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Sílvia » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:49 am

You just pay for the days you're delayed? At my library you don't pay, but then you're "grounded". You can't borrow for a while.

Blush
TH Master
Posts: 19447
Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 12:43 pm
Location: Lake Huron Shoreline, Ontario, Canada

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Blush » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:31 am

My library is a daily fine, too. I think it's 25 cents, but $1 for DVDs.

Blush
TH Master
Posts: 19447
Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 12:43 pm
Location: Lake Huron Shoreline, Ontario, Canada

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Blush » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:37 pm

I finished Woman With a Secret by Sophie Hannah. It was ok; kept me guessing, but it was one in a series of suspense novels about a detective unit and I felt like I was supposed to know who all the detectives were. Some of them didn't need to be in the story and I think they were only there because it was a series.

Now I have a YA called The Date To Save by Stephanie Kate Strohm.

User avatar
Spudd
TH Master
Posts: 15084
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:07 pm
Location: Lake Ontario shoreline
Contact:

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Spudd » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:02 pm

I finished Anne of Avonlea and now I'm on to Anne of the Island. It's really the "will they or won't they" of Anne and Gilbert that is keeping me going. I don't remember how it turns out.

User avatar
Sílvia
Gold Digger
Posts: 11244
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 4:44 pm
Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Sílvia » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:39 am

I finished Close Enough to Touch. It was sweet and predictable.

Then I read Flowers for Algernon, which I'd always dreaded reading because I thought it would be so sad. Well, it is. But it's fantastic. Read it if you haven't.

Now I have Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I've never read one of her books, I just saw the movie Pay it Forward based on one of them and found it super mushy, and I expect this book will be too. But I'll try. It's such a gorgeous edition! I got it from the library.

User avatar
Sílvia
Gold Digger
Posts: 11244
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 4:44 pm
Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Sílvia » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:21 pm

Ok, gorgeous edition but soooo not for me. Started Vox by Christina Dalcher.

Blush
TH Master
Posts: 19447
Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 12:43 pm
Location: Lake Huron Shoreline, Ontario, Canada

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Blush » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:38 am

I finished The Date to Save and twas cute.

Now: Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell.

Rowan
Shoulder Eater
Posts: 6068
Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 2:03 pm

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Rowan » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:11 am

I've read a few just meh books but I just finished Miracle Creek by Angie Creek. I loved it - 4 stars no question. I think I waited on this one for a while because of the title just sounded boring. Courtroom drama/mystery.

Blush
TH Master
Posts: 19447
Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 12:43 pm
Location: Lake Huron Shoreline, Ontario, Canada

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Blush » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:18 pm

I finished Then She was Gone. It was weird but it held my attention.

Now I have How to Walk Away by Katherine Center. The first chapter is a little cheesy but we'll see.

User avatar
Sílvia
Gold Digger
Posts: 11244
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 4:44 pm
Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Sílvia » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:33 am

I loved Then She Was Gone! It was a bit predictable, but good anyway. Now that takes talent!

Finished Vox. Utterly unimpressed.

I started a Brazilian dystopia written in 1981 about a future in which the Amazon has turned into a desert, the heat is unbearable and the air is unbreathable :? Timely, but I'm not sure I can handle it. Here, if anyone's curious: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/207 ... earch=true

User avatar
Spudd
TH Master
Posts: 15084
Joined: Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:07 pm
Location: Lake Ontario shoreline
Contact:

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Spudd » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:06 pm

That sounds super depressing, Silvia. Too close to home!!

Rowan
Shoulder Eater
Posts: 6068
Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 2:03 pm

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Rowan » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:34 am

Syl - I thought the premise of Vox was good but the story just veered and never came back. I was fairly disappointed too.

I read It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover - not my typical book - alpha male-ish romance but I was surprised by liking it. It was an easy read.

I'm reading The Bride Test which is decent.

Blush
TH Master
Posts: 19447
Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 12:43 pm
Location: Lake Huron Shoreline, Ontario, Canada

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Blush » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:32 pm

I finished How to Walk Away. It turned out to be not cheesy.

Now I have Waisted by Randy Susan Meyers.

User avatar
Sílvia
Gold Digger
Posts: 11244
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 4:44 pm
Location: São Paulo, Brazil

Re: August: what are you reading?

Post by Sílvia » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:17 am

Spudd, I could maybe stomach it, but up to the point I read, I was starting to get bored. Yeah, I get it, everything's bleak. Now what happens? Is there a plot? I put it aside for now.

Ro, agree on Vox. Interesting promise, sucky execution. I read It Ends With Us, too, but just because I had to know what the big deal was. It has a goodreads rating of more than 4.4 or so. That's pretty impressive. Then I realized people were impressed simply because of the major theme (domestic violence, for those of you who haven't read it). Oh well. It was readable.

I started Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf. I've read most of her books and they're usually satisfying thrillers about kids in danger. Yeah, it's a bit of a formula, but it works for me.

Post Reply