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Re: WHAT ARE YOU READING? MAY 2020

I finished The Operator - it actually held my interest.  Something that seems hard to do lately!

 

I am now reading:

 

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A stunning novel about one extraordinary family's deep-buried secrets by [Juliet Grames]

 

About 50 pages in so I have no opinion yet!  Again, downloaded on hoopla.  Getting the hang of the app.

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I just read Joel Rosenberg's newest book Jerusalem Assassin. It was a good thriller but I got confused with all the Arab names!
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Didn't finish The Fourteenth of September by Rita Dragonette.  Wasn't my type of book.  I wanted to read it since I don't recall reading anything about the Vietnam War.  I liked the concept of the 60s.  I'm always in the minority in reviews too it seems.

 

Onto Kimberly McCreight's A Good Marriage.  I enjoyed her other books. 

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Sweetbabyjane, I love Elizabeth  Strout, but I did not like Olive Kitteredge.   

 

There are mamy books loved by others that I, for whatever reason, have not taken to. But it doesn't mean I don't love other works by the same author.

 

Here's a great example: I adore Hilary Mantel--but not her historic fiction. I didn't even care for her autobiography. But her fiction is phenomenal!

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@insomniac2 wrote:

Sweetbabyjane, I love Elizabeth  Strout, but I did not like Olive Kitteredge.   

 

There are mamy books loved by others that I, for whatever reason, have not taken to. But it doesn't mean I don't love other works by the same author.

 

Here's a great example: I adore Hilary Mantel--but not her historic fiction. I didn't even care for her autobiography. But her fiction is phenomenal!


@insomniac2 

 

I liked some of Elizabeth Strout's other books too but not O.K. or Olive, Again.  There are a lot of authors that I've loved some books of theirs and not others.

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BREAKING THE SILENCE. Diane Chamberlain

THE BETTER SISTER. Alafair Burke

BEFORE I LET YOU GO. Kelly Rimmer

THE BEAUTIFUL POSSIBLE.  Amy Gottlieb

THE TIGER IN THE HOUSE. Jacqueline Sheehan

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The Target, by Catherine Coulter;

Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah. 

"Live frugally, but love extravagantly."
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I got the new Kate White thriller "HAVE YOU SEEN ME?" from the library as an e-book.  It was really good; very suspenseful!  It was nice to have something new to read.  I've just been re-reading books that I have at home lately.  Can't wait until the library opens back up again, although there is no sign of that so far.

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Just finished What Happens In Paradise by Elin Hiderbrand, this was not one of my favorites, but I just was not in the mood to read this type of story, it was OK!

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@roe1005 wrote:

I finished The Operator - it actually held my interest.  Something that seems hard to do lately!

 

I am now reading:

 

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A stunning novel about one extraordinary family's deep-buried secrets by [Juliet Grames]

 

About 50 pages in so I have no opinion yet!  Again, downloaded on hoopla.  Getting the hang of the app.


@roe1005  I read this book last year.  I enjoyed it.