Weekly Wrap Up October 8 – Two Books that Made Me Cringe

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This week was a fairly good reading week. I finished three books and started two more, and am really enjoying them. I think my reading pace has slowed down a little bit in the last couple of weeks – mostly because work has been sapping all my energy – but I’ve still been making an effort to read (most days). That said, I’m pretty happy with how much I’ve read this week, and I’m excited about the reading I’ve got planned for the rest of this month.

The first book I finished this week is Good as Gone by Amy Gentry. This was a really quick, thrilling read. I enjoyed it, for the most part, but I’m not sure I liked the ending. It went somewhere completely unexpected and I’m not sure it fit the rest of the novel. But it was still exciting and interesting and I did enjoy it. It was a solid three-star read for me.

Then I finished Rose & Poe by Jack Todd, which I really did not like. It was completely different than what I was expecting and it actually made me pretty uncomfortable. You can read my full review of Rose & Poe if you’re interested in reading more of my thoughts.

Finally, I read Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes, and (sadly) it was not as good as You. It was weird and overly graphic (sexually, not murder-y) and I just didn’t like it as much as I wanted to. While I didn’t exactly see the point in this book – You didn’t need a sequel – it wasn’t a bad book, and I enjoyed it at least a little bit.

Now, onto my current reads! I am still working on What Happened by Hillary Clinton, and I am enjoying it a lot. I only have a few hours left in the audiobook, so I will definitely be finishing it in the next couple of days.

This week, I got an ARC of An American Family by Khizr Khan, and it is so, so good. I’m less than a quarter of the way through, and it’s already one of my favorite memoirs. If you are into immigrant stories, I would highly recommend it. (I should have a full review up before it is released on the 24th.)

I also started reading Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray, the newest book in the Diviners series. I’ve only read about twenty-five pages or so thus far; it’s taking me a bit to get back into the story, but I have high hopes.

Whew, that was a lot of books. (Maybe it just feels like a lot because it’s 11:50 pm and I really need to go to bed.)

I hope you are all having a good weekend. Have you read anything great this week?

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