I really enjoyed this one. It‘s incredibly sad and beautiful.
Chizuru Akatani is the daughter of a legendary Japanese musician, but it does nothing for her. Her dad is distant, her mom is dead. And she's a hafu, half-Japanese, half-American. She's violently bullied in school, and next thing we know, someone dies.
That is just the first few chapters.
I'm a sucker for premises like this. This didn't disappoint, I thought it could have used more finesse instead of drawing out some scenes like fish entrails.
Hi Friends! Anyone interested in swapping books for any of these books?
My local bookstore only takes paperbacks, so I can‘t trade these in. 😒
They don‘t have to be #BOTM books to swap, I would prefer newer books in great or very good condition.
Let me know! 😊
This book wasn‘t exactly what I expected. I think I expected more mystery when actually it was a book looking at belonging and regret. There were things pointed towards which I personally would of liked more explanation of but the book did keep me gripped and was written beautifully. So I would recommend it
Today I celebrate five years of motherhood by dropping the birthday boy at school and treating myself to a very millennial breakfast with my current read... ah peace (for once!)
So first up on my #litsyAtoZ / #attackthestack challenge line up crossing off P is Pull me under which I got for Christmas so apparently I‘m doing a last In first out kinda thing with my bookshelf. This year I will only be reading books I already own and haven‘t read. Only a couple of chapters in but enjoying this one so far 🙂📚📕📗📘📙📚
Some thoughts about #bookmarks. True that I often cannot find one when I need one, but I love them all the same. And I totally agree with Sal about leaving books open and facedown: your beautiful spine! #bookquirks #bookishquirks #bookmarkswap
THANK YOU, @Reviewsbylola !! It‘s like you read my mind!! My #Halloweengoespostal package is amazing! Im starting this one today, and Im dying to get to In the Kingdom of Ice because polar exploration is my JAM!! We‘re also starting to watch the series on Zelda, so this book is perfect! So many awesome things! Socks! Bookmark! Tote! Chocolate! You‘re the BEST!!!!
Really loved this book at the start; it was fast paced and the character of Chizuru was developed well. The rest of the story was ok but not amazing. The plot is quite slow and Luce doesn‘t really develop the character of Rio. A little disappointing as I was really looking forward to this.
I love going to the library...... babe wasn't happy (I currently have 24 books checked out- 3 are for him) because I have a huge stack already, but as I remind him when he wants to keep me from going to the library: AT LEAST I DID NOT BUY THESE 🤗🤓📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 #libraryhaul #bookhaul
Rio Silvestri is a wife, mother and nurse. She lives in America and has what she thinks, and more importantly others think, is a typical life. When her father dies She returns to Japan the country where she was infamous as Chizuru, a girl who murdered another student. Great premise, really interesting read. Lots of themes about identity, what we tell ourselves vs other people. A gripping dark literary novel of unravelling & rebuilding ourselves.
This was actually my first Book of the Month pick back in December but I'm just now getting to it...oops. I like it so far (I'm about 2/3 of the way through) but I do feel like there's been too many convenient coincidences happening in the plot. What did you guys think?
This wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I was expecting and not what I usually read. It's marketed as a thriller, and a coming of age story. In truth, this is the story of a middle aged woman learning about the culture from which she was turned away as a child. The writing was good, but I couldn't relate to any of the characters or their experiences.
#immigration for #litsyreadingchallenge
Love that my local Barnes & Noble has a used books section. My daughter found some good ones and I picked one as well. Got some journals as well. Book store therapy 💕💕
Wow! I absolutely loved this BOTM book that's been sitting on my shelf for a while. Picked it up because it's a book club pick and I can't wait to discuss it. The unfolding is some of the magic, so don't want to give too much away.
I wasn't on Litsy for weeks, just because I was forcing myself through this book. It's not the book, it's probably me... I'm mainly glad that it is over :)
Below, a photo from my run this morning, to be somewhat supportive of this book.
Day one #LyricalApril #Bittersweetsymphony Pull Me Under features a MC who committed a terrible crime in childhood, leading to an estrangement with her father a famous violinist & Japanese "Living National Treasure" When a mysterious package arrives, years later it leads the MC to a "bittersweet" journey of past, present and forgiveness. #musicalbooks
This is about a woman, who as a child murdered a classmate, and how she deals with that and her abandonment by her father when she's an adult. I liked the main moral of the story, about living a half life vs. a full one, and I thought she was interesting as a character. However, I thought the plot points didn't always seem believable.
The beginning and the second half felt like 2 different books to me. Started out a little bit thriller, turned a corner toward drama once the main character reunites with Miss Danny. I enjoyed the relationships in the second part more. The big reveal with the letter felt like it hadnt really been led up to. And the ending itself, while good and fitting with what happened in the book, seemed a bit off-kilter from the rest of the story.