This one…I adored this one.

In a previous post, I described it as historical fiction meets science fiction meets murder mystery. Just now I read an even better description: Agatha Christie meets Downton Abbey meets Twin Peaks.

I don’t even want to say more than that. It was a thrilling ride. I think I’m going to sit on it for a month and read it again. I can tell I’ll enjoy it even more the second time.

Very highly recommended.

progress report

I only managed to read two books this week. That’s okay though. I thoroughly enjoyed my non-reading time.

Never Let You Go was pretty disappointing. I normally dig Chevy Stevens. But…meh. I was bored. Finishing was a chore.

A Simple Favor was a wild ride; though I figured out the plot twist about a third of the way in, it was still fun. The film adaptation comes out this month. I believe I shall go see it.

40 books to go to hit my goal. I better pick up the next one!

An observation

I notice friends on Goodreads constantly rating books five stars. Not just the occasional read. I’m talking about every single book. I don’t get it. If everything is five stars good then a five star rating doesn’t really mean anything. I only give truly exceptional books a five star rating.

Obviously to each their own. Like I said, it’s just an observation. I find things like this interesting, because I’m weird. I take my book ratings pretty seriously. In fact, I’m annoyed that half star ratings aren’t an option.

This is what I read in 2015. 52 books. My goal was 50. I’m halfway through #53 right now, so that will likely be finished up by the end of the weekend. 

Not too shabby.

My top five of the year:

  1. All The Light We Cannot See
  2. A Little Life
  3. Bird Box
  4. Mr. Abernathy
  5. The Girl On The Train