Recommended by the “Someone Else Is Reading It” Club. Couldn’t even finish it.
If you enjoyed “What Alice Forgot” you might enjoy this book, too. Or you might not.
How much do people change in 10 years? When Alice hits her head at the gym, she forgets her children, her extended relationship with her husband, and that she ever wanted to join a gym. It’s just so not her. What does it mean to reset a relationship, and how will memory slipping back affect … More What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Someone left this book on a friend’s table . I figured I’d read a few pages. AMAZING STORY. I convinced the friend to lend me the book so I could finish it. No spoilers beyond the back-cover. The idea of selling children to rich families is hardly unique. Long-lost siblings being re-united is a great … More Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
If you could read your boyfriend’s mind wouldn’t you know that he’s just using you? Apparently this occurs to no one, because the little operation is just for –emotions–. A lot of the humor fell flat for me. Not my favorite book by Connie Willis.
Excellent story – could not put it down. Potential subtitles for this book: The one where no one gets what they want. The one where things snowball because no one wants to take responsibility. The one where a kid doesn’t know the rule and the kid pays for it, and when the teacher doesn’t know … More Nothing But the Truth by Avi
No happy endings. No resolutions at all. 3 narrators take turns in this book: I don’t like any of them enough to remember their names. -One psychopath (a girl, tho they are usually men in literature), -one possible psychopath (he only used to be evil, now he’s maybe reformed) and -one alleged psychic who makes … More Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn
Love the title. Wish the story had more to do with the title. After a divorce, The Lady of the title has a downward financial spiral and tries to pull her life together. To depressing to read. I thought JP Donleavy might be a woman hiding behind initials, but nope – it’s a bald, beardy … More The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms by J.P. Donleavy
I don’t usually like books that tell me to lose weight, but this one was interesting. So many people have so many different attitudes about food and friendship. And liking yourself is the most important thing, but it’s easier if you don’t have to go to fat-people stores to buy clothes. Or if you have … More 45 Pounds by K.A. Barson
The country is at war in Vietnam. Samuel is at war with his father. Sam AKA Bullet sleeps through class but runs fast in cross country. School is now integrated, but are they really? This book made me cry in three different places. WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME, CYNTHIA VOIGT? View all my … More The Runner by Cynthia Voigt