Reading Challenge: September Edition
The goal: fifty-two
Current count: forty-two
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian: 3 stars
I've been super into psychological thrillers lately. I liked this one until the very end. For me, the ending is a little weak. But, if you like thrillers, it's worth a read.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid: 3 stars
This book is a quick read. Or, in my case, a quick listen, about leaving your war-torn home and fleeing to America.
There There by Tommy Orange: 2 stars
I wanted to love this book because I think it's an important book. But, I just didn't It could be the vignette style, that's not really my jam.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: 5 stars
Eleanor Oliphant is far from fine. But, with the help of her friend Raymond and a few people she meets along the way, she will be. I love Eleanor and wish her the very best.
Circe by Madeline Miller: 4 stars
"I have a better idea, I will do as I please." - Circe
Moral of the story, when you leave ladies alone, they can achieve great things.
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner: 2 stars
Only because I really, really don't like giving books one star. The Mars Room sounds like a book I would love / get angry about / be sad...something. Some emotion.
The Line That Held Us by David Joy: 4 stars
This book is beautifully written. I had my heart set on a moonshine fueled holler fight, but what Joy gave me was so much better.
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney: 4 stars
I want to be Lillian. There were a lot of really good lines, but one that stood out to me was, "Some people may say I'm fast, but I like the pace." It's clever and a really great story about the long, long life of a very interesting woman. It's been on my list for almost two years. I'm glad I finally made time for it.
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson: 3 stars
I don't know how I missed this book as a kid. I was probably too busy reading either Stephen King or choose your own adventure books. One of these things is inappropriate for children. Anyway, I know this book is supposed to get you in the feels so you give it five stars, but it didn't do that to me. Maybe I don't have feels?
A Visit From the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan. As with most Pulitzers I've read, I'm not that crazy about it. But, I think I'll finish it.
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