Another semester in the books. Time for some much needed self care 🖤
Next up! My #doublespin for this month.
This was a hard story for me to get through, as it hits every button in terms of things I have a hard time reading about. I probably wouldn't have made it through at all if French hadn't set up such an intriguing story. It's complex, wrapped w/secrets & misunderstandings and of course amnesia. I struggled w/the pacing a few times, Ryan is an immature (& icky) jerk, and I did want a SLIGHTLY neater ending. For the most part though, interesting.
I liked this a lot….until the end. It left me wanting more. This was my first read by Tana French, and I have to say I‘m now definitely going to be sucked into the Dublin Murder Squad series. As far as contemporary fiction crime writers go, I feel like French is probably one of the better ones out there. Good plot, but also good character development.
#FallTreasures #Day22 #FallEquinox
I‘ve still not yet read this one, but I‘ve heard nothing but good things about this series. I‘m just not a big thriller reader, so books like this take awhile for me to get to. I thought the cover gives off fall vibes, though.
I can‘t believe I hadn‘t read this one yet! I liked it a lot & it kept me guessing most of the way through. French is a beautiful writer, & her descriptions of childhood are evocative, but I agree with the reviews that note she could use a more ruthless editor - it does drag a bit in the middle.
On reflection, I think I enjoyed The Likeness more, even though it‘s wildly implausible, but then I‘m a sucker for anything in the dark academia genre!
First book from this author. Anyone read?! Looks good! ☺️
I wanted to love it but found it a little long in the tooth. Found myself skimming forward over descriptions of how the main character was feeling to the conversations to push the plot along. I would recommend it though to anyone who likes police procedurals. The interviews were very well done.
#unpopular opinion. Way too wordy and I predicted almost everything. I wouldve bailed but everyone said it was a great book. To be honest, the beginning story of the missing kids was more interesting than the murder that was the plot.
Kindle died so I got the paperback out. Fitting in some time while dinner cooks.
Hubby watches bball; I read. Win Win.
Finally finished In The Woods, by Tana French after a week. (And I usually finish a book in a day or two)
For me, this book lost a star because it seemed to go on much longer than necessary and I was left with questions. Plus another because I'm a sucker for a happy ending and this didn't give me even a smidgen of that. But the writing was beautiful and I was intrigued enough to finish it.
“. . . I described my classmates as “a herd of mouth-breathing fucktard yokels who wade around in a miasma of cliché so thick you can practically smell the bacon and cabbage and cow shite and altar candles.” Even assuming I was having a bad day, I think this shows a certain lack of respect for cultural differences.”
This is my first Tana French. So far, so good!
Tana French is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I love her writing style. I feel like I‘m in the book! If you haven‘t, check her out. ☺️❤️📚
A few of my Christmas pressies for 2020. Thanks @Jas16 for In The Woods. U know I love a good mystery!!
@AmyG you are a sweetheart! Thank you so much for this copy of Into The Woods. I am looking forward to reading it!
Thank you what a wonderful unexpected surprise for me in my mailbox, this afternoon. #LitsyLove
Someone please explain to me the hype about this book. It was so long and so whiny, and I was like that‘s alright, the ending will save it. It. Did. Not. Genuinely asking for some explanation.
Today I read one of my favorite books in a weird home-rigged four-teir hammock with my niece and a cute doggy. Ohio fall is the best.
I really enjoyed this! I was expecting a trashy crime novel and was pleasantly surprised! Beautifully written.. I look forward to reading more about the murder squad! Also another line in August's #bookspinbingo (I'm still trying to complete August's square before moving on properly... Who knows how long that will take!) @TheAromaofBooks
I really enjoyed this mystery about a detective who ends up on a case related to something that happened to him as a child. Can‘t wait to read more in this series.
From the first mystery at the beginning I was hooked. I stayed hooked until about 3/4 and it started tapering off. I kind of figured out who it was when she was acting so odd but then..the kicker. The ending. Wtf. Just lure us in with this great mystery then “haha jk” and never solve it??? That made me furious. TG I‘ve tried other books of hers and liked them or I wouldn‘t have read more from her. Great until the ending.
I finished this days ago and cannot stop thinking about how good it was which does not bode well for my desire to refrain from buying more books. I want to read the next in the series immediately! Rob Ryan and his two best friends went into the woods as children and only Rob came out. Now he is back in his hometown investigating the murder of a girl in the same woods. I found Rob rather unlikeable but I was still pulling for him the entire way.
I have been slowly taking the police procedural books off my TBR because my tastes have changed. But this book... geez. It got me. And didn‘t let go. For 20 hours of audio. I think because it was just as much about the characters as it was about the mystery. Loved the characters. That Ms. French certainly knows what she‘s doing. I already have The Likeness on my shelf (Thanks @TerriGreen ) and can‘t wait to get into that one! 4⭐️