Book Club

  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?

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