What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
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I had a great time reading for the 25inFive Readathon which ran from August 9 – August 13. It was difficult to read 5 hours on the weekdays when I was working, but I made up for it on the weekend. I felt that this was a good excuse to take time for myself and indulge a bit in my reading life. The readathon helped me catch up on some library loans and NetGalley ARCs. Otherwise, I only read about an hour to three hours a day.
The President is Missing – This political thriller is a little too realistic. The president realizes that someone in his White House inner circle may be assisting terrorists who have planted a cyber-virus so decides to go off-grid to help save the country. While I don’t believe that any president would be as hands-on as this one was or even be allowed to be, it definitely was a thrilling page-turner. It reminded me a lot of the movie War Games. I think it is terrifying to realize that technology really does run every aspect of our lives – our electricity, water systems, Wall Street, etc. However, there is a section in the book where the discussion of cyber attacks drags on and on, so I skipped ahead a bit at that part. I also thought the end was way too wordy, though I did laugh a bit at the part where the president tells Russia to stay out of our elections. Overall, I thought this was a good book – much better than some of the reviews I’ve read.
Saved by the Cowboy – I received this ARC from NetGalley. It is a cute romantic novella that includes an exciting main character, Olivia, her crazy family, a sexy sheriff, friendly townsfolk and love letters hidden under the floor boards of an older house. While I didn’t like the Sheriff as the main love interest – found him a bit dry – and didn’t quite feel the passion between the Sheriff and Olivia, I enjoyed Olivia’s search for the meaning of lasting love, and how she thought that finding old love letters between her grandparents would shed some light on that.
Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice – I was looking for an audiobook to listen to when I came across this one. I’ve been on a true crime kick all year, and when I saw this one on RB Digital (a library app), I had to get it. I lived in Boston when they caught Whitey Bulger, and this story dominated the news for over a year. This book was published shortly after Whitey Bulger’s capture and gives specific details of the dealings (including murder) he and his crew had in parts of Boston including Southie where I used to live. I thought this was a very comprehensive telling of the Whitey Bulger story by two award-winning Boston Globe journalists.
What are y’all reading this week? Any recommendations?
I’ve heard a few good reviews of The President is Missing now, I definitely think it’ll be one I check out!
An American Marriage sounds intriguing – it’s an Oprah Book Club choice isn’t it? – so I’ll be interested to find out what you think of it when you get to it.
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It is an Oprah Book Club book. I actually started it a month ago, got about 100 pages in and put it down. I don’t love it as much as everyone else seems to, but I’m gonna give it another go.
I love Agatha Christi! I hope you end up liking the book!
Can’t wait to hear what you think of An American Marriage. It’s on my TBR and I’m always trying to prioritize books based on what other people are saying about them. 🙂
An American marriage is on my TBR too, and I’ve been wanting to read Agatha Christie’s books. Just haven’t gotten around them. 🙂
Enjoy your reads, 🙂
If you do read Agatha Christie, may I recommend starting with And Then There Were None? It was and still is my favorite.
Oh thank you for suggesting.. I’ll start with it.. 🙂 🙂
I’m intrigued by The President is Missing… i have to be honest, the name James Patterson on a cover makes me a bit wary just because of how many books he tends to churn out every year, but this one has my attention.
Your books look so intriguing. I have The President is Missing on my TBR list. Just need a clear window without blog tours booked in to read it.