Guys. I’m so disappointed with myself. Only four books this month! Okay, Okay so I’m not actually going to be that hard on myself – but this is the first time in a long time I haven’t read more than that. I thought that this might be a bit of a shorter post anyway. Let me know down below how you keep up your reading habit when you’re swamped with life.
The Scam – Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg –
I loved the ending to this book! I know I shouldn’t start my review from the end but seriously so good! Also because I just finished it, it’s more vivid in my mind right now, ya know? I think that this book was the best representation of suspense in this series. Not that the previous books weren’t great, but this had an added element of – what’s going to happen next? I love that in a series and it makes me want to jump to the next book right away!
Y is for Yesterday – Sue Grafton –
This was a bittersweet read. Going into this book knowing that this was the last in the series. That Sue had died without completing Z. It felt like the end to an era not just a book series. But it was definitely a different book compared to some of the others she wrote. First off – it seemed much longer than other books in the entire series. I’m always down for a long book but sometimes you want one fast and quick. This was not one of those. Second – this one had a lot of teenage characters in it. There was a few phrases or words that she had them say that I personally don’t think a teenager would use. I think it’s important to note that she wrote these in a later time period (the book setting, not when she actually wrote them) and maybe that’s what she was going for. I think that the stories towards the end of the alphabet drew me in more so than the ones at the beginning. It seemed Grafton really hit her stride – maybe she grew more comfortable with her craft and figured out how to add more twists and turns but in a clean, comprehensive way.
Caraval – Stephanie Gerber –
This book was a genre that I don’t typically read or read often I should say. Honestly at first I had a hard time getting into it. I think what I had a hard time with was really making a connection with the characters. If I can’t do that within the first few chapters, I can put the book down too easy. I do think that I’m going to try another book by her though. Why? Because I think that everyone deserves a second shot and maybe now that I know the characters and the writing better that I’ll be able to get into them easier.
Invasive by Chuck Wendig –
I loved this book! I chose it because Xe Sands (who I’ve probably mentioned on this blog before) was the narrator for the audio book. But then I realized that I follow Chuck on twitter and have for sometime now, yet I hadn’t read any of his books. So I started with Invasive – which I completely enjoyed. The different take on a crime thriller with a huge helping of science thrown in the mix. There was points during reading which I felt creepy crawlies on me and that exactly what I want a book to do. I want it to suck me in so wholly I can’t put it down.