Monday, January 23, 2017
What I Read & What I Thought.....
Still loving NetGalley and being able to read ARCs of books that haven't hit the shelves yet. I love reading reviews, so I figure I should post mine as well, so others might find my blog and stumble upon a great new title to read. Or maybe one to stay away from. : )
So, here's what I've read lately, and my honest opinions.....
It Started With Goodbye - Christina June - Romance - Teens & YA
Loved it. Yes, it's another one I chose, in the YA (young adult) category, but I tend to really like some of those books. This one was no exception. Written well, kept me interested, and I was anxious to see where it was going. A cute read for anyone, I thought. Reminded me of my teen years, a little, with the exception of having a stepmom and step sibling. I read it in just a few days.
Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult - Women's Fiction/General Ficton - Adult
Truth? I started this title a while back and ended up quitting. I was annoyed at the style of writing; each chapter alternated with one of the 2 main characters, and seemed a little repetitive. Then, one day, I decided to be the loyal Jodi fan that I am, and gave it another chance. Well, I fell right into it. I realized why that format was important, in alternating the characters and refreshing the previous chapter. This book made me really think and actually put me in check a few times. There were moments in this story, where I had to examine my own thoughts and actions. I wasn't aware that Jodi Picoult wrote this book, after reading a true story, very similar to it. That made the story all the more thought provoking & enlightening.
Never Let You Go - Chevy Stevens - Mystery/Thrillers - General Adult Fiction
This one is a big YES. It frightened me, intrigued me, and made me realize how sometimes we just don't know people that we think we might. Sort of a plot with a twist, although I felt like I was figuring it out without trying to. Another title that I read in less than a week, because I had to keep going.
Excellent read and I would see the movie, if there were one in the works.