Sunday, March 01, 2020

February What I Read

All right, friends. This year's reading challenge is proof that low expectations lead to low performance.  I am creeping along, barely on pace to hit 100 books.

Here's my month:

You can skip these:

7. Tweet Cute by Emma Lord: Meh.  (YA, though, so I am not sure how much more I was expecting.)
6. Mr. Nobody by Catherine Steadman: NOT MY FAVORITE, but I really wanted it to be.  It's an OK thriller, but don't expect more.

Better than they should have been:

5. Little Darlings by Melanie Golding: A random library walk-in thriller that did not disappoint. Super creepy and good commentary on motherhood.
4. After the End by Clare Mackintosh: This is kind of schlocky, but I was HOOKED.

So confused about this one:

3. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern: WHAT WAS THIS BOOK ABOUT? I HAVE NO IDEA. But, wow, she is a helluva writer.  If you are not sure about this one-- and you should not be-- just re-read The Night Circus instead.

WINNERS! READ THEM!

2. Why We Can't Sleep by Ada Calhoun: This was fantastic, and if you are new to middle age, you should absolutely read it.
1. Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener: This is a terrific Silicon Valley memoir.  Loved it from the first sentence-- the author's voice is absolutely perfect, and the whole thing is so dry, biting, sad, funny-- read it!

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