It was bound to happen sooner or later. Two weeks ago, I took the plunge and dove headfirst into some Kindle ebook reading and this happened:
I read 4 titles, primarily to do reviews for Netgalley (click the book names if you missed my reviews)
- Cocktails at Le Carmen by Isabelle Andover
- Behind the Clutter by June Saruwatari
- All The Pretty Girls by Lindsay Jill Roth
- Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang
It really is easier to read books on the iPhone while I’m on the go. No need to carry a separate device and the kindle app is free on here. I should’ve done this sooner. But no worries. It’s here now.
I also finished a couple of print books since my last recap:
1. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty: This is my 5th Moriarty title in two months. I’ve fallen in love with her writing and am trying to read everything she’s written. What Alice Forgot is about a woman, Alice, who has an accident at the gym and when she wakes up, she’s forgotten the last ten years of her life. She’s in the middle of a divorce but her last memory is of them being happy together. They have three children together, but her last memory is of being pregnant with the eldest child. She’s physically stronger, and more organized and way more accomplished than she last remembers. But she has to decide whether the last ten years were worth what she’s given up.
I did a short study on Liane Moriarty’s novels and a lot of her usual characteristics ring true for this novel as well.
- Strong female characters who relate to each other in fantastically funny but often abhorrent ways
- Flawed male characters who you can’t help but love anyway.
- Stories told from multiple perspectives
- Someone dies.
- Wise old women, who are not stingy with their advice
2. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han: High school junior, Lara Jean, writes letters to her crushes as her way of getting closure on a relationship that won’t happen. But someone finds her letters and sends them out, jeopardizing her relationship with the boy she used to love until he started dating her sister. She has to do something drastic to save the brotherly relationship and before her sister finds out.
This was a YA (Young Adult) title but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Han captures teenage angst in a very efficient way, or at least that’s what I think since its been a long time since I was a teenager. The characters are funny and heartwarming. Typical of this genre, the teenage characters have inordinate amounts of freedom and the parents are often absent. But I think she accounts for this well. There is a sequel (PS. I Still Love You) which hasn’t received glowing reviews but this novel does well on it’s own.
- The 3-1-2-1 Diet by Dolvett Quince
- Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave
What are you reading these days? Do you do a lot of e-reading? Or is print still your preferred mode?