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Monday, October 14, 2013

10 Second Book Reviews

Keeping Faith: I bought this one because it was on sale for Kindle and I have liked other Jodi Picoult books that I have read. This one is about a little girl who, in the midst of a family crisis, begins speaking to God. Or, does she? It's an interesting story, and it is very much like most of the other Jodi Picoult books that are out there. She's an easy author to read. Of the three I've read, this would probably be my second favorite, after My Sister's Keeper.

The Dog Stars: I've been reading quite a bit of dystopian fiction. In this one, it's post-apocalypse, and the apocalypse was caused by a disease of some sort. The main character lives on an airport with another (slightly crazy) man. We basically follow his life as he deals with the death of his wife, and basically, the death of basically everyone. The writing is a little strange, but you get used to it. I very much enjoyed it.

The Light Between Oceans: This one was a page turner. A lighthouse keeper lives on a remote island off of Australia with his wife. The two of them suffer a series of miscarriages when a boat washes ashore with a baby in it. Their prayers are answered, and they decide to keep the baby. The story goes from there - what happens to them as they raise this child that isn't theirs. It's a bit of a tragedy, but very very good.

Spinning Forward: Ugh. I bought this one for my Kindle because it was a free book and I wanted to have a few free books on my Kindle in case I ever needed to start a book without having access to buy a new one. I decided to give it a try, and it was just awful. The writing was terrible, the characters were annoying, the story line was predicable and boring. I slugged through it and finished it, but please don't bother reading it yourself.

The Secret Keeper: I loved this one. For whatever reason, over the last year or two I've been reading a lot of books that take place during WWII. This one does as well, and tells the story of a young girl searching for information about her mother's past. It's hard to say a lot about the story without giving away some spoilers. I will say that this is a love story, this is an exciting story about the war, and it's also a bit of a mystery. I didn't see the ending coming, even though I"m sure many people did.

11/22/63: Stephen King is one of those authors that I rarely read, but when I do, I really love his books. This one was recommended to me by a running friend, so I thought I'd give it a try (she also recommended Under the Dome, so that one is on my to read list). Basically, a man finds a portal that allows him to travel back in time to 1958. He decides (for many reasons) to use this portal to go back and try and stop the assassination of JFK. It sounds weird and far-fetched, but I found it incredibly interesting. King obviously did a ton of research on the Kennedy assassination and on Lee Harvey Oswald. This book is super-long, but it was well worth the read.

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1 comment:

lindsay said...

Always looking for other books to read! Thanks for a few suggestions :)

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