Oh my. Words don't do justice here.
How many plot twists and turns? And the ace characters?
The last chapter opens with a quote about how a reader should feel when finishing a book; that's how I'm feeling now. 😣😊😣😊
It's THAT time of the week! #frideas!!!
I'll start, but do please join in anytime! 🥰🌙
1. It's a tie: GWTW and Adaline
2. Me Before You
3. I guess I'd have to say 11/22/63 by Stephen King. It's not a movie, I know. As a movie, I'd say Twilight: I loved it, but hated the casting choices.
4. It's a tie between Leonardo Di Caprio (dreamy 😍) and Hugh Jackman (c'mon that man can dance, sing, act and play!)
5. The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair
I loved this book. It was captivated me from the start. I couldn't put this book down, I had to know how it all ended. I did figure out one of the characters out as a suspect, but it still surprised me in the end on how it went down.
I would recommend this book for sure if you love mystery.
This was a really good book in a lot of ways, I loved how compelling it was and the town, the range of characters. It‘d absolutely have been a pick if I could get round the narrator just never questioning the ‘great love‘ of a 34 yo and a vulnerable 15 yo. Right to the end it was just ‘but they were in love‘ and it made me want to scream. Harry only fell in love with her cause she was pretty, brought him food and thought he was a celebrity?
I‘m about half way through and enjoying a lot of aspects of it, the writing and the plotting, but when the narrator just DOESN‘T feel icked out by a blatantly paedophile relationship for ten hours it undermines the rest of the plotting and other characters. Maybe this will be explained in the second half but it seems so weird to me now. I also hate passionate love affairs with no real reasons for them to have ever been interested in each other.
"Gli uomini che ammiro di più nella nostra società, Marcus, sono quelli che costruiscono, ponti, grattacieli e imperi. Ma in realtà, i più coraggiosi e ammirevoli sono quelli che riescono a costruire l'amore. Perché non esiste impresa più grande e più difficile."
- La verità sul caso Harry Quebert, Joël Dicker -
Okay, so meta fiction-ing the hell out of a book does not make it literary. But ignoring that I absolutely loved this book as you never quite know what will happen yet. Unlikely at times, but populated with a Stella cast of bonkers characters. Funny at times too. Makes some good points about the process of writing and about authorship. The meta parts are a little clunky but seem to work in the context.
Tuesday night tv: the first two parts of The Harry Quebert Affair, which I haven‘t got around to reading and as this has Patrick Dempsey in it I think it may be a good option...
I normally am not into Crime Thrillers and have not gone outside my comfortable reading genre for a long time. Let me tell you though this book was incredible and constantly kept you second guessing "who dun it" with this amazing plot twist at the end I am going to recommend to all my friends
Some fantastic books that I neglected to review at the time!
Lila is moving, haunting, and beautiful, because it's by Marilynn's Robinson.
Reservoir 13 is astonishing. Every page feels hand crafted rather than written. Read it!
Lean In is helping me with tenure track negotiations!
TTATHQA is a book within a book- not my kind of thing, but a gripping mystery/whodunnit!
These are books 7-10 of my #52Booksin2018 (maybe. I lost track)
This was somewhere between a pick and a so-so for me, but I always round up 😁 For a large book, this read incredibly fast. I found the melodramatic style to be a lot of fun (larger than life characters, twists on twists) and reminded me of my early love for Mary Higgins Clark. I did have a few problems that kept it from being a full pick (see spoiler comment for more), but overall I enjoyed it!
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I should be folding laundry. I should be tidying the house. I should be packing, because the husband and I are going away for an overnight and the kids are sleeping over at my brother's.
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Good morning fellow Littens! Hope everyone has a great Wednesday! Curious if anyone is familiar with this book and liked it?
#JaninBooks18 Books with long titles - I finished reading these books in the first week of the year
This thriller was too 'rambly' with predictable plot twists and chapters wasted on red herrings. The narrative style was a redeeming point
Backman's #novella was a fraction of the the thriller's length, yet conveyed so much more with fewer pages.
Very impressive book by a 30 year old . The book is a mystery within a mystery. as it starts with a young writer who has just written his first big book, then develops writers block. He contacts his old college teacher to help get him back on track. The teacher gives him a small piece of information which turns into an obsession. The boy wants to solve this decades old mystery. A wonderfully told story.
Stopped by a remainders book outlet earlier; it's one of my fav places for good book deals and totally my idea of #funfunfun. I was happy to get these two (plus one more in the next post). Bolaño is, well, Bolaño! And I've been curious about this Joël Dicker book for some time. #rockinmay @Cinfhen
Starting the weekend with a new book, a blanket, a cup of tea (already empty) and my (fake) bunnies slippers.