This is how I know I’m returning to what used to be: Five books in a month. That’s 2019 numbers.
|Book||Author||How I Heard About It||Rating|
|The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane||Lisa See||Tea Book Club||1|
|Apples Never Fall||Liane Moriarty||Author I’ve read before,||2|
|Out of Love||Hazel Hayes||Barnes & Noble recommendation||3|
|The Last Painting of Sara de Vos||Dominic Smith||Building Book Club||4|
|Salvage the Bones||Jesmyn Ward||College Book Club||5|
- Engaging look into a world I knew nothing about. Book has many facets and would be thought provoking book club choice.
- As you’re reading, you’re not quite sure about anything. If second guessing yourself is your game, then give this a try. I used to love Moriarty and then I thought her last three books were phoned in. This one makes it appear she’s getting back on her game, but not quite there yet.
- Unique way of looking at a love story- sort of backwards. Props to author for finding a different way to tell an old tale. Good if you want a realistic look at love.
- Told from a few different perspectives, some more intriguing than others. I found it hard to really get behind any of the characters. It’s historical fiction light. Good only if you have a real interest in art, yet don’t know much about art.
- I know that this won awards. I also know that I don’t care that it won awards. This is a book for someone who LOVES long, poetic descriptive passages that move the story along at a glacial pace. I felt its trying to compare itself to Greek tragedy to be tedious and not well placed. However, there were some in my book club that loved it. Not for readers who want a fast paced book.