I have managed to resist the siren song of GoT 5 – A Dance with Dragons; instead reading the following over the past two weeks:
The Luckiest Girl Alive – by Jessica Knoll – This book has “A Big Thing That Happens” and when there ABTTH I usually just have to just skip to the end to find out what it was. I just don’t like being kept in the dark and I have no patience. That being said, once I got the gist of the “Big Thing That Happened” I went back to the point where I lost my patience and started skimming and I reread the book. That’s a sign of a good book. (WIth We Were Liars, I skipped to the end and then retured the book to the library.) think it would be good for a discussion group.
Speaking of unreliable narrators, I also read The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I loved it! I did not need to skim to the end to find out what happens, and I just enjoyed the (terrible and sad) story as it unfolded.
In between those two, on the plane to NYC, I read Euphoria by Lily King. I bought this for myself on our mother’s day trip to the Rockies game in 42 degree weather, when I negotiated a side trip to the Tattered Cover Bookstore. It’s been sitting on my nightstand lo these many months because a non-stop stream of library books has been keeping me busy. Anywho – I read the whole thing on the flight out. It’s loosely based on the life of Margaret Meade, and it was good. Very interesting.
Now I am back to GoT, but I’m not as sucked in as I have been because this book starts at the same place as book 4 but focuses on different characters so it’s a little confusing/deja vu-y. Being able to put the book down easily is a good thing as far as my day to day life goes though.
What are you reading?