Currently working my way through this. The first half had my attention but I‘m struggling now.
My current read. I thought I would really get in to this - but it's not totally grabbing me yet.
Super unique take on a traditional murder mystery. The characters all felt real and the writing was engrossing and detailed. There were a few twists I predicted and some I didn‘t see at all. Would have liked more to the ending, but otherwise, a great, thrilling read that completely engrossed me.
Just started “The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” last night and I just CAN‘T put it down! It‘s been so long since I‘ve had a page turner in my hands. I am in love with how you never truly know more than the main character does. I‘m as baffled as he is!
It's like this book was written for me. An old english country house after WW1 with dubious guests, mixed together with my favourite science fiction trope, the time loop. I'm not 100% sold on the 'why', but that didn't matter much for me, it's still a 4.5 stars read. I wish this book would start a new genre.
Here's my June #Wrapup
I got through 8 books this month and 53 for the year. My favorites this month were Finale, Birdbox, 13 Reasons Why and The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. According to Goodreads, I am 53% of my way to my yearly goal of 100 books. I'm very happy with the progress I am making. Happy Reading everyone! :)
I really loved the murder mystery, and how the author told the story. I felt like I was just as lost as Aiden at every step (I felt like it was the authors intent, so I didn‘t have a problem with that). I did have a problem with when the identity of Anna and Aiden is revealed - without any real detail of memory from Aiden about his sister, etc, it didn‘t have very much impact. It should have been a more pivotal moment... 👇🏻
I tried for months to get through this book. I found it slow and boring. I was using it as a catalyst to fall asleep. The storyline is so interesting, It's disappointing I couldn't stick it out ... #spoilerswelcome. Life's too short to keep reading books you can't fall in love with. #teamsleep for #evelynhardcastle
I can finally post about my #summersantagoespostal package, I was dying to open it. Sorry for not posting before, I was away for the weekend. Everything was so delightful! I have wanted to read the tagged book since it came out and the other 2 are totally my style. The book sleeve is really pretty! I‘ve never had one before. Thank you so much @ferskner for putting together such a lovely package all the way from Nashville ♥️
Nope. This is a bail for me. A Cluedo style murder mystery, set in a posh country house with cardboard cut-out characters. It‘s not really time travel, the guy trying to solve the mystery just sees the same day from different characters' perspectives. This isn't as clever as it thinks it is and feels predictable.
What the hell did I just read? The only reason I‘m giving it 3 stars (more like 2.5) is because it finally began to hold my attention after the halfway point and I wanted to find out how it ended. Most of the story was confusing since the main character kept switching bodies and repeating days. The beginning was slow and boring and the narrator for the audiobook spoke way too slowly. I was able to speed it up, otherwise I would have bailed. 🌟🌟🌟
Almost reached my goal of 13 books. I didn‘t finish my tagged read but it will be done by tomorrow. As for workouts, I got my brows microbladed last week and I can‘t workout until they‘re healed soo hopefully I‘ll be back at Orangetheory and the gym next week 💁🏾♀️☺️ #bookfitnesschallenge
I actually read this book a few months ago, but it really stuck with me. It's such a unique concept. My puzzle-loving brain had a great time reading it. It reminded me a bit of Clue, but where you get to play as everyone in the game. This book requires an active thought process but I highly recommend when you're in the right mood.
‘Agatha Christie meets Downtown Abbey meets Groundhog Day.‘ 😃
Let‘s delve in!
This was an interesting read with the feel of a Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie type mystery with a good puzzle to workout and kept me questions who I thought was behind the murders.
I did find it was made a little more complicated then it need to be and once the killer was unmasked, it was one of the least mentioned characters in the book, for me it ruined the storyline but that's just my take. It's well worth a read make your own mind up.
This is real close to getting put on the DNF list
Well, I didn‘t get to half the workouts I planned this past week ( I was pretty sick up until yesterday ) but I‘m back on today with a short but much needed audio book walk. I love this trail because of all the foliage 🌳🌿🌳 I also plan to walk EVERYDAY after work next week, to help ease back into my previous running schedule 🏃🏻♀️#bookfitnesschallenge #bfg @wanderinglynn
A fascinating twist on the classic house party mystery. Though I anticipated several of the reveals, it didn‘t lessen my enjoyment reading this. I think I may even go back and reread this one someday - though if I do it‘ll be in print - this was a Libby audio download one night when I couldn‘t sleep, and while I didn‘t dislike the narrator I would‘ve rather had this in a format I could flip through by hand to look at details from early chapters.
Thank you so very much for these thoughtful gifts!! They couldn‘t have arrived on a better day... I had a very emotional day yesterday and my daughter found it on the front porch. Thanks so much! I have been wanting to read these forever! The cards are beautiful and I love the pins!! Love the clips too!! ❤️❤️❤️ You are awesome!! Can you please send me your new address?! 😘😘
H E L P! I suggested this book for my book club a couple of months ago because I loved it! Now it‘s time to discuss it, and I can‘t remember what the twists are. 🙈 If you‘ve read it, please could you leave a brief comment about the story to help jog my memory 🤔🥰
This was quite the ride! It had me questioning, wondering, cheering and groaning as the story went along full of ups and downs, dilemmas and difficulties. I hadn‘t guessed the ending, and while the ending felt a bit rushed, it didn‘t ruin my overall enjoyment of the book 👍
My #CurrentRead is the 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. This is one of those books that makes me want to call in sick to work, change plans and disappear from the world until I've finished it. 😀
I'm just slightly in love with this book. I've been on bed rest and reading in bed makes me sleepy so I've been listening to this while playing videogames. It's not what I thought it would be, but in a good way.
A fun romp, a bit too twisty you tend to get lost in the sprawling mansion/castle and its many guests, including the different people the protagonist inhabits, but it keeps you in and guessing. It can be tiring or engaging, depending on the kind of reader you are, or perhaps even the mood you're in. I'm glad I took a chance on this despite the fact that I was one of those who confused this with Reid's book (the latter largely eclipsed this)!
So, really—how am I supposed to remember which of these titles is which?! I was already having trouble keeping Evelyn Hardcastle & Evelyn Hugo straight and then I saw the Stella Fortuna one this morning. I really want to go into a bookstore and ask for The Seven 1/2 Husbands of Stella Hardcastle. Because I can‘t be the only one having this issue! 😆
I loved 80% of this book! Such a stunning job at weaving a plot—I‘m impressed with this author. The end is, well, not necessary. Takes away from the overall book in my opinion. Still, I think this is a book I won‘t forget because of its originality.
I can see why people enjoy this book. Twisty, turny plot, inventive, unique. But not the book for me, almost a pan. Too many charcters to keep straight, the non stop plot twists was dizzying. I am not a fan of mysteries in general, and this book was just too much for me.
#pop19 A book that takes place in a single day
Unlike anything I've ever read before. Took me longer than usual to read the book as there were so many details and characters. Almost reminded me of a "choose your own adventure" without the flipping pages part. Definitely recommend if you get the chance to read it.
A terribly clever novel in which the protagonist lives the same day/events over and over in different bodies trying to learn who kills Evelyn. I didn‘t love the twist at the end but otherwise quite enjoyed the book. I will say that while the reader of the audiobook did excellent male voices and accents, his female voices need work.
A country house murder mystery with bonus time travel elements? This was excellent. The only hard bit is ‘day one‘ where the protagonist has lost his memory. That bit dragged but once we started shifting around it got so enjoyable, with some great imagery.
This has been much lauded. I can see why people love it. I just didn‘t enjoy it on the same way I don‘t enjoy magic and sleight of hand. The premise is novel and the narrator the most unreliable of all narrators. Don‘t read it for whodunnit - it isn‘t the point. Unfortunately the point came too late for me. 3 stars
I am having a hard time getting into this one, but I really want to know the ending. Is 7 more hours worth it?
I‘m feeling like Fergie & WILL.I.AM 🎶I Just Can‘t Get Enough....I'm addicted wanna jump inside your love🎵 Inception you got a brother dreamin', dreamin'🎶🎶 I can't erase ya out of my memory
Switch up 🖤 READ THIS BOOK #genrebusting