On My Nightstand // 3.15.18

It's been a while since I've stopped in - while I have been reading away, I have neglected sharing it! So let's catch up!

The Immortalists // This book has been everywhere on Instagram & the premise was intriguing so I was really excited to read this. Guys, I hated it. It was depressing & dreary in tone, I didn't enjoy the characters so much, & I just wasn't emotionally invested at all in the last two sibling stories. But it seems to be getting overall positive reviews so what am I missing?

The Woman in the Window // As with any of the next Gone Girl's or Girl on the Train's, I was apprehensive about how good this book was going to be. But it actually lived up to the hype- it was a good mystery & I actually enjoyed the protagonist more than with Girl on the Train.

I will say I read this in about a day while sick at home with what ended up being a two week sinus infection. I mention this only because the lead character is afraid to leave her house & cut off from the world, including her family. Since I was in the middle of feeling awful I kind of empathized with her a little too much! Ha, maybe not the best sick day book.

The Alice Network // I did do a longer review of this but was so captivated by the novel that it was worth another mention here. It's dark (a WWI/WWII historical fiction book about female spies would not be cheery) but it was also a page turner & unlike many other historical fiction books I've read.

An American Marriage // This is next up on my reading list & I can't wait to dive into it. I'm just hoping it's not another The Immortalists situation where I'm the only one who doesn't like it!

What have you been reading?

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1 comment

  1. I agree completely about The Immortalists so I don't think you missed a thing. It was overhyped.

    I really enjoyed Woman in the Window as well. Anna was the most over-the-top self-aware protagonist I'd read in a long time. If a thriller could be 'fun' this was it.

    Right now I'm reading The Broken Girls and it's got enough pull that I'm ready to take a reading break midday and get back to it!


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