Surely I can‘t be the only one who matches the colors of their bookmarks to the colors of the book they‘re currently reading?
If you liked the first Robin Lockwood book, you will like this one too! I really like the narrator Therese Plummer. She ends up on a lot of the books I listen to! This one is intriguing because it has some ripped-from-the-headlines plot points and at times makes you question your view of the justice system and what justice is in certain circumstances. I‘m assuming there will be a third one and I will listen to that one too!
Good, suspenseful read that had me laughing out loud at parts. This would make a good movie. I really enjoyed the main characters. I liked One of Us is Lying better. For some reason I‘m more critical of when the bad guys are revealed. It‘s so hard to make sure it‘s not cheesy. A fun YA title overall!
This book really is #BigLittleLies meets #ReconstructingAmelia! Makes for a great listen! Characters are well developed and you really are left wondering until the end with what happened to Olivia, although I‘ve read so many of this genre that I figured it out. I will read more from Christina McDonald!
Even though the tv show crashed and burned with a horrible creative decision, glad the graphic novels are still thriving. Love how kirkman still keeps it fresh!
Absolutely loved Eleanor & all of her quirks! I can‘t wait to see who is cast as her in the movie! I‘m so glad the movie is in Reese Witherspoon‘s hands! I read this book during a stay at a local mental hospital & I couldn‘t help but find I had similarities to Eleanor! This will make a fantastic film! After reading this book Eden Etzel is completely fine!
Since the fall of last year, I was in a really bad depressive state, one that led me to a recent stay in an inpatient unit. This book was so accurate and really represented depression. I‘m hesitant to refer to my recent episode in the past tense because I‘m still healing, but I am feeling like myself again & I never thought I would feel that way and it‘s truly scary. Please know if you are suffering, you‘re not alone. ❤️
Definitely a fascinating take on fame from someone who has been through all the stages! Sociological theories are present here as well as her personal experiences. Definitely a stream-of-consciousness read, which if you‘re not use to, it can be a little off-putting at first. Pretty quick read. Despite the writing style, there is still plenty of information to take in!
Omg I LOVED this book! This is the first book I‘ve been so eager to give 5 stars and tell everyone to read in a long time!! You won‘t regret reading this one! I‘m sure a film adaptation would come and it would be a great film! The hype for this book is warranted!
There was a time when I would‘ve given this a solid 4 stars on #goodreads, but I‘ve read so many of this genre and the villains get sillier with their motives and I can‘t help but role my eyes. Twists, but not a knockout by any means.
Jewell‘s books are reliable for this genre. I‘ve successfully predicted her last two books (including this one.) Jewell does a good job of getting into her characters heads and I felt for Joey. And for Nicola and Tom‘s son (I can‘t remember his name). Interesting as it unfolds with some twists. If you liked past books of hers, you will like this one.
1) yes a 7-month-old chihuahua puppy named Raina.
2) might see Isn‘t It Romantic w/ #MoviePass & visit my uncle in a care home and Raina‘s final puppy obedience class!
3) writing (need to get back to it), power walks, playing w/ pup, bowling
4) USA: NYC, New England, San Diego (honestly most the places I want to go are NOT in the US)
5) what do you do when you feel lonely & don‘t have many friends near you?
Thought it was odd that the subtitle to this book was “a novel of obsession” because I‘ve read books where the narrator was a lot more enamored with a person. I don‘t understand how it‘s often portrayed as such brilliant women falling for guys who are so obviously douchebags & full of fake charm. Idk I can see right through that. I was pleased with the twists & turns! And the end result which I won‘t spoil here. I will read Butler‘s next book!
Really enjoyed this book! Really appreciated that there was more to this book than a secret society. There was real depth and nuance to the characters, especially Charlie and Grace. I really liked how it delved into the past and Charlie realizes her family history. Also love #playaway devices! They‘re the best!
Well, this was tough to get through! It took me basically a year of multiple checkouts from the library bc Jennifer Garner is in the movie adaptation & I love her! But dang I would not recommend this book. There are sexual assaults that are glazed over and nothing happens for the vast majority of the book only for so much to happen in the final pages that it feels it comes out of nowhere as opposed to a constant build. Won‘t read another of hers.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this audiobook! I hadn‘t heard of the author before which makes sense bc this was his 1st novel. I found it to be well-written. However, there were a couple cliche tropes/plot points that I thought were beneath the quality presented earlier in the book. Looking forward to his second book out this summer!
I absolutely love this series! As bizarre and eccentric as it is, it‘s a must-read graphic novel series. Interesting new reveals & new characters. I don‘t want to give away anything, but I really enjoyed this one and ends in a way that made me quite glad I already had volume 5 checked out from the library. I will follow these Paper Girls to any time!
I absolutely love Jane Harper! The 1st book in the #AaronFalk series was Falk‘s personal story along with the greater mystery, whereas the 2nd in the series is a general mystery, but pleasantly still has a lot of character development for Aaron. I loved the reveals of the mystery and were excellently paced. I hope Harper writes another Falk book one day.
The story was really too long. I was turned off by the graphic descriptions of violence & bodily functions associated with injuries. The tone of the story didn‘t match the grim ending. This was a thriller but it felt like the characters were developed almost too late. I couldn‘t stand the cartoonish Ashley. The claustrophobic setting was a great but was wasted. Wouldve been nice to have more ppl not associated with the kidnapping at the rest stop
Throughout the book she constantly talks to a never-conceived, unborn poor daughter named August that while endearing at first quickly becomes old. this a Pick b/c i enjoyed the stories of the author‘s family & it shows the dysfunction & struggles poor women have to endure. Author narrates the book and she does a good job. A lot of statistical & factual info that shows how the Republican Party is not looking out for the common folk.
Renewing my license at the Motor Vehicle Administration. (Idk why they can‘t call it DMV like most other states.) Thank goodness I remembered to bring a book! Only 20 some numbers in front of me...shouldn‘t be too bad!
I don‘t understand what Emily saw in Adam. I didn‘t like him from the beginning. I don‘t understand why Emily would put up with what she did for Adam. Emily seemed older than 27, yet she made really immature decisions. Once the twists were revealed, I didn‘t think people would act that way. There were great cliffhangers and funny moments which is what made me give it 3 stars. I‘m not sure I‘d rush to read another of Sandie Jones‘ books.
Cool casting choice! I loved SMG‘s show Ringer that lasted only for a season on the CW from 2011-2012. This should be good!! Enjoyed the book and eager for the next one!
1) Teleport- I could go anywhere & not have to pay for airfare!
2) I‘m a little more than halfway done the audiobook for Heartland by Sarah Smarsh.
3) To spend less money on frivolous things and to read more & post on #Litsy more! I‘ve missed this community terribly!
4) I want to check out #You, but I‘m a couple episodes into the final season of House of Cards. I work near one of the places they filmed in MD.
5) will do! #friyayintro
Racism is LEARNED behavior. That‘s what this book shows. An important read for our current times and it‘s truly scary the depths of what white nationalists believe. It makes for an ok audio listen. I had to take frequent breaks because it‘s heavy material.
Really enjoyed this one! Will definitely look out for more from Rebecca Fleet. There were unexpected twists throughout that had an emotionally resounding ending. A reminder we can‘t outrun our wrongs and for me personally a reminder to always be mindful of what karma you‘re sending out into the world. Listened to the play away device and it made for a good audio. Although one part of the book sounds like it‘s narrated by Lord Voldemort.
I easily get annoyed with the flawless, perfect, mythical woman get has now become a trope of suspense fiction and wonder why that‘s necessary to tell a story. Despite the “perfect” Kate, I did enjoy this book! Makes for a good audiobook. There are definite twists in this one and real character moments too! I want to read Robyn Harding‘s other books. This would make a good movie!
Gave this one 5 stars on #Goodreads. Right when things get stale and you wonder how on earth #RobertKirkman can keep things fresh, he figures it out! And wow! Never imagined the new kind of society discovered in this installment. And there‘s a sweet reunion for one major character. I‘m eager to see what happens next! I was getting bored with the whisper people who covered themselves with flesh.
What an informative, depressing book. The United States is run by corporations and lobbyists & don‘t let anyone fool you otherwise. The opioid epidemic should‘ve never happened & it‘s sad how our doctors morality could be compromised by free meals & attractive drug reps. So many lives, so many families ruined. An important read if you‘re going to understand the US in its current state & how both Obama & Trump presidencies have affected it.
4.5 stars!! I really enjoyed this book, although trigger warning for rape! I‘ve never read a Jennifer Hillier book before and I look forward to reading her other books one day. The twists and turns keep coming in this one and you feel for the characters. Highly recommend! I really enjoy January Lavoy‘s narration. I‘ve listened to some others narrated by Lavoy and enjoyed those as well!
So-so as an audio book! Mainly because when the narrative switched narrators (which wasn‘t until the middle of the book which added to the confusion) there was no difference in the sound of the narration. It would‘ve been a better read as a physical/ebook. Interesting sequel to Normal, but as I couldn‘t remember everything that happened in the 1st one I wish there had been more clues. I did enjoy it overall though!
I enjoyed this a lot more than Nicola‘s previous book. I really liked how this book managed to cover aspects from ALL women- those with kids, those without, etc. I enjoyed the dynamic between the characters and liked the ending. But wow Garrett and Carlene what fuckers. I highly recommend this one!!
Really enjoyed this volume! Can‘t believe how dumb they are in regards to Negan. Love the addition of Princess! True breath of fresh air! Hope she sticks around for a while. Glad with Carl being older Rick is finding a pseudo son in Mikey. Andrea being gone sucks. Of course the comics could never top Negan as a bad guy.
So honored to work at #MarylandHumanities & work on the #1MD1BK program & Author Tour this year. While a bad cold & a sinus infection kept me from attending all tour stops, I‘m so glad the messages from this book and the emotional impact of Kirk‘s story were known throughout the state. This book reads like fiction and it‘s scary because it‘s true & this happens and still happens! Most people have so much to learn about our criminal justice system!
This book was interesting to say the least. Definitely did not have the impact on me that Tremblay‘s A Head Full of Ghosts did. I still need to read his 2nd novel to see how I feel about his work.I will say the single location of the cabin, with occasional flashbacks, added to the claustrophobic atmosphere and the absurdity of the situation. You really connect with Andrew & Eric & it leaves you guessing what‘s really happening until the very end.
I know I have not posted in a long time or frequently, but I miss this community terribly and I miss posting! I plan to catch up in the next couple of days and continue posting from there. Hope all is well on Litsy!