I’ve been reading a lot. As in, finishing books in a day or two. That’s mostly because I’ve been reading some pretty short and easy books but it’s also because I’ve had a fair amount of time to myself to just sit and read. It’s glorious and I love it!
Here’s what I’ve read since August 9th:
I loved this book and if I could have read it in one sitting I would have done just that. The characters are warm and real, the Minnesota setting feels truly authentic, there’s enough family drama to keep it interesting, and there’s plenty of beer!
This is a heart warming story that would have made a great magazine article but goes on just a tad too long and becomes dull. Still, it’s good to think about people treating each other with generosity, love and kindness in the face of tragic and difficult circumstances.
Fast paced, just like the river itself, I couldn’t put this one down for the plot. I found the writing style to be a bit choppy but overall I really enjoyed it
A fast paced and easy read, perfect for a day at the beach. It drags a bit in the middle but the ending is very satisfying.
Motivational and inspirational, particularly for women who have a dream they want to pursue.
Despite the fact that the characters are incredibly dense and unable to simply communicate with each other and resolve their issues . . . I really do enjoy reading this series. The Charleston setting brings back great memories of my trip there and the supernatural element adds just enough creepiness to keep me reading. The inability of Melanie and Jack to express their feelings is feeling very contrived at this point but I’m hoping it will get resolved in the next one.
I’m still enjoying this series but I have to admit to being frustrated with the repetition of the same plot devices and contrivances that don’t really serve the characters well. I still feel compelled to keep reading but at this point it’s mostly to see how things turn out and I’m rolling my eyes a lot.
Even though the lack of character development and repetition of plot devices is getting tiresome, I actually enjoyed this one more than the previous one. The Charleston setting makes it truly enjoyable and the spooky supernatural elements add a fun element.
This is an amazing piece of literature that I’m finding very hard to describe and review. The words that come to mind are: unique, magical, and creepy, it’s a literary fairy tale complete with a bogey man and plenty of stream of consciousness. Highly recommended.
I’ve put off reading this book because of the title, I thought it would be preachy and religious. It’s not at all, it’s about mindfulness and feeling our feelings rather than pushing them away with food. I highlighted 30 passages and I’m pretty sure that says it all.
I hope you are reading great things these days, too. I’d love to hear about it if you are.