I would have read more, but I discovered This is Us on Netflix, and then I didn’t do much of anything after that.
I’d normally be ashamed to watch so much TV, but all my feels are already used up.
Books I read in October:
- Euphoria, by Lily King
I wouldn’t say I liked this book, but there was something oddly compelling about it.
- Asking For It, by Louise O’Neill
Teenagers can be horrific human beings, and I don’t know how any of us survived.
- I Found You, by Lisa Jewell
This was reasonably good until about halfway through, when it became ridiculous and nonsensical.
- Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
Limitless (by Alan Glynn) version 1.0, with all the (lack of) political correctness of the 1950s/60s. Despite having to suspend disbelief and/or ethics through most of it, I enjoyed this a lot.
- Girl Last Seen, by Nina Laurin
I have not learned my lesson. Why must so many mystery/suspense writers feel the need to beat the dead horse?
- Ripper, by Isabel Allende
I don’t know if this was a bad translation issue, or just a bad book issue. To note something that will bother / be noticed by no one other than me, the translator chose to use the word peremptory outside of its legal meaning at least four times, which I thought was strange and uncalled for.
- The Forgetting Time, by Sharon Guskin
Good and weird and kids are creepy.
YTD Reading Tally (so I can stop going back and adding up all my posts every time I’m curious): 63.
12 to go! I got this.