I thoroughly enjoyed Anna Dressed in Black, my spooky read for October. It was by turns spooky, funny and filled with endearing characters. Now, I want to read everything Kendare Blake has written! #AllHallowsRead #spookyreadsforOctober
Closed September with this lovely book that reads almost like a fairy tale for our times. Partly a redemption tale, partly a rumination on loss and grief, it will tug at your heart without being too obvious about it. There's an added bonus for those who like cars, especially Saabs and Volvos.
I really wanted to like this book bec of all the great reviews but couldn't get into it. There are some great passages particularly the descriptions of the restaurant during service but it lags behind in character development. It's hard to root for the main character or any of them for that matter.
IFor some reason, I thought this would be a great beach read. I loved it but it was considerably more dense and thought provoking than the normal beach read. This book is insightful and full of important ideas with a sly wit most evident in the blog entries written by Ifemelu, the main character. A great book to dive into and get lost in.