Lots of twists and turns and a surprise ending. Money, privilege, teenage angst. All around a very good read.
I usually don't pick books like this, but maybe I should, because this book was phenomenal! I love seeing the perspective of both the mother and the daughter and how they kept misunderstanding each other. A thriller mystery with a little bit of drama. The characters were real and relatable. 10/10
You really out did yourself, @MaleficentBookDragon ! I love it all!!! 😍📚I‘ve been really wanting to read Coraline forever. And thought Reconstructing Amelia wasn‘t on my radar, I saw it was compared to Gone Girl on goodreads and I‘m sold! :) I love all the New York treats, and can‘t wait to share some of this yummy Kabul‘s coffee with my family today. Yayyy!! #thankfulforbookslitsyswap
I am like sooo disappointed with the book. I found the title in a list of books with amazing suspense and thrill kinda stuff but this was outright simple. The writing style is simple and good, the book moves at an average pace, but boy! I was disheartened by the ending. The book was so unfair to the readers. Go for this just for a casual affair. I don't think the characters or the story will stay with me.
Do share your reviews though.
Oh my goodness, @LapReader - it's here! I'm so excited. Thank you so much! I absolutely love the headband/headscarf. It's beautiful! I can't wait to have a go at the bunting and the tagged book looks so interesting. I also love to colour - it's so therapeutic. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Very good book. When I thought I had everything figured out, I would get a curveball. When I started to follow that train of thought, another curveball. Enough deviations were in the story to keep me on my toes, but not to the point I need to carry around a notepad for notes.
Day 10: #ThrillerThursday
Loved this; many layers, like peeling an onion. It was a good discussion book too; lots of issues involved.
#ReadingResolutions @jess7 #ReconstructingAmelia #KimberlyMccreight #thriller
This was recommended to be. Has anyone read it? Yay or nay? 📚
It was a high of 72 in PA today where I live. I‘m still enjoying the taste of spring by having our windows open while I read. I have lavender, lemon and breath in our diffuser for an extra little spring feeling. Any other essential oil users?!
In all the craziness of life, we need to take some time to rediscover what makes us happy. We need to self love. Today, I went to barre class with empowering ladies. I got my nails done in a bright color, I drank a cocktail out at lunch. I curled up and read. Set your intention each day. Breath in, breath out. If I asked you to name all the things you love, how long would it take to name yourself?
I had really high hopes for this book based off its summary. However, the delivery fell so flat. It felt like the writer forgot completely about how real teenagers behave, adults bad actions had no consequences, and character's odd actions were never explained or were explained by adding a characteristic that conveniently didn't show up until 200 pages in when it was needed. Very disappointing read.
So that happened. This book did manage to keep my attention, but after all was said and done, it just kind of felt meh. The chapters from Amelia's POV were hard to get through since so many of the teenage characters felt one dimensional. Then we have 3 adults who did some shady stuff and get no real explanation for or conclusion to. Especially Liv and the Gracefully blog. I say this book is worth a skip.
I got this stuffed reindeer head from someone who got it in a white elephant exchange. I think he‘s cute! I just started this book yesterday after gobbling down There‘s Someone inside Your House (I don‘t know if I‘d recommend it, but I had a lot of fun reading Perkins first horror novel. It was like reading a CW show). Haha #decktheshelves #reindeergames
Lots of twists, couldn‘t put it down. And when I had to, I couldn‘t wait to pick it back up. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I don't know exactly how much reading will happen this month because of the new school year, but here's what I'm hoping to pick up. See anything you've enjoyed?
Perfect for reading on an airplane because you don't want to put it down and there is nothing else to do anyway! This book also mildly terrified me as I have a toddler and thinking about her future teenage years with cell phones and social media makes my xennial heart thud. The shifting POV worked for me, as did the incorporation of blog posts and texts. Some predictable plot twists, but some unexpected ones too. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
#asidefrombooks and my daughter, Josephine (named after Jo March)
✔️Fave hobby: photography
✔️Fave drink: Iced chai tea latte
✔️Fave food: I am visiting Charleston, so cheesy grits
✔️Fave color: Gray
✔️Fave city: NYC 🍎
✔️Dream House Locale: Crater Lake (Oregon)
✔️Fave accessory: Mulder & Scully pins
✔️Fave TV show: The Office (American)
✔️Last Movie I saw in theaters: Beauty and the Beast
✔️Currently reading: Reconstructing Amelia
Unputdownable. I couldn't not read this book. I started it one moment and every moment after that was spent reading it or wishing I could read it. It was the same way for my teen daughter. All the stars. I will definitely be reading her other adult novel. My daughter will be reading her teen one.
Time to start a new book. I've had this book forever, so I guess I better get around to reading it! Which of my Litsy buddies have read this, and what did you think?