Books, Lately

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It would seem I’ve taken a break from all things non-fiction, but I swear it’s only half true. And thank goodness, because that was my biggest, main-est reading resolution for this year: to read more non-fiction. While there’s none of it here, I’ve been slowing eeking my way through several different non-fics, and hopefully I’ll be able to get them in next month!

In the meantime, look! Books!

Honeymoon in Paris: A novella  Jojo Moyes

This novella takes you a few years before each of the dual-stories in The Girl You Left Behind, following both Sophie & Edouard’s and Liv & David’s honeymoons in Paris. Quick read, interesting conflicts, enjoyable story. It’s hard for me to tell, having read this second, but I’ve heard others say this is a nice read even without reading Girl You Left Behind  first.

 

The Interestings  Meg Wolitzer
Initial draw: that cover. Final conclusion: enjoyable for the most part, but a bit too long and aimless. Still, probably a 3/5 for the times I was really liking it.

 

 

 

One Plus One  Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes ALL THE TIME. Apparently. And yes, I do intend to now go back and read all of her less recent books.

I mean, I do intend to read books by other authors. (Maybe.)

Ahem. It was geeky and fun and I liked it very much.

 

Summer Falls and other stories Amelia Williams, Melody Malone, Justin Richards

And then let’s throw in some Doctor Who, because why not? There’s three stories here: one children’s story by “Amelia Williams,” a mystery by and starring “Melody Malone,” and a murder mystery with Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax.

I liked the connections — both subtle and not to much — between these stories and the show’s main canon.


 

& on the docket for next month (provided I finish everything), is: Bird by Bird, Torn, Fight Club, Big Little Lies, and hopefully something else non-fic.

 

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7 Replies to “Books, Lately”

  1. I didn’t even know that “pre-quel” existed for The Girl You Left Behind! Wow. I just picked up Me Before You yesterday at the library. 🙂

  2. JoJo’s books were my happiest find of the summer. They are so much fun! I tried to read The Interestings earlier this summer, I don’t think I was in the right place for it. It is so long. I may have to try it again.

    1. I’m not 100% sure I would have finished Interestings if this wasn’t my year to feel desperate to finish everything I start (not that I’m totally succeeding anyways).

      Have you read any of her earlier books? Like Silver Bay? I’ve got that on in audio book to give a try.

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