10.30.2014

Not Every Book Is a Winner...

You know what, let's be honest. Not every book is great. Not every book is the right book for the right time. Not every book captures you and keeps you. Sometimes, you have a miss.

Hate to say it, but here are some recent "misses"...

Spellbound by Sylvia Day I *think* was supposed to be interesting erotica, but ended up a weird amalgamation of fantasy (like otherwordly, not like hubba hubba) and not very sexy sex. I loved her other writings, but not this one.

The Best of Friends by Sara James and Ginger Mauney was such an interesting premise for a memoir - two best friends, one a rising star in broadcasting, the other a researcher in Africa, and how their lives intersect. I read it and bits were interesting, but during so much of it, reading felt like...a chore. Not my favorite way to feel about a book....

Identical Strangers by Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein sounded so interesting - twin girls who were separated at birth, and how they came to rediscover each other. I was into at the beginning but then...lost interest. Skimmed. Done. :-(

Bread and Butter by Michelle Wildgen has been getting rave reviews, so don't listen to me...but I had a hard time with this one. As a foodie and restaurant/chef nerd, I was so excited for a glimpse into "the kitchen" in this novel, but found it really hard to get into, and after 100 pages, felt like we hadn't gone ANYWHERE. Skimmed. Done. :-(