Catching up on some #FallIsBooked prompts. #OrangeCover and #Bonfire. These two books are still on my TBR, but I think they are perfect for this Fall season, so I'm moving them up to hopefully read next month!
It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands. But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. #bonfire #fallisbooked
Day 4 of the #Fallisbooked photo challenge by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @OriginalCyn620
#Bonfire - I mean, how could I not go with this book for today‘s prompt?! 🤷🏻♂️ Plus, it seemed appropriate picking a book written by a superhero while wearing a superhero tie! 🦸🏻♀️
“The villains always get better outfits.” 🦸🏻♀️
The reviews on here for this make it seem like it‘s mediocre but I‘m pleasantly surprised so far. 🤷🏻♀️
I‘ve been in a terrible reading slump lately that I CANNOT seem to shake.
Went to the Half Price Books Tent Sale today hoping something would tempt me. But it was small and crowded and only found a few things in the end. Still slumping. 🤨😖
WOW! High school trauma haunts Abby Williams to the level of obsession after she's brought back to her hometown to litigate against the local water filtration plant, which is the darling of Barrens, having revitalized the area. Can Abby uncover what happened to Casey, who bullied her relentlessly but was a major player in The Game? Great choice for #Booked2019 #socialmediafocus!
It was definitely not the book I was expecting. It took me about half way to really get into it. It was pretty predictable. I pretty much figured out the ending out early on. But I wasn't disappointed actually. It fit. It wasn't the best book ever, but it wasn't bad. I liked it.
If it‘s cool enough out today this is what my day will consist of ☺️ coffee and reading on the balcony with my cats 🐱📚☕️
Meh. Didn‘t live up to the hype. The author tried too hard, to no avail. Much of it was very predictable. A few surprises, but they were too far-fetched. It didn‘t manage to hold my interest, and I just couldn‘t care about what happened.
Abby returns to her small town home with a group of fellow environmental lawyers to investigate complaints against a local plastics plant which is also a major employer. This is a solid debut, but has some story holes and a self-destructive main character how can be judgmental in a way that really turned me off. I think Ritter can write but needs more seasoning.
#botmbacklog Book 4 complete! Thanks again @irre!
If Harlan Coben wrote Erin Brokovitch, you might get this story. A thriller about an environmental lawyer investigating a company in her hometown, but the past begins to collide with the present...
Ritter is an adept enough writer to keep the story entertaining and moving along at a good pace. Not good for intense book club discussions but good for warm summer nights. 3/5⭐
Came home to a lovely package from @irre - she gifted me an old #botm I had on my #botmbacklog TBR, enclosed a beautiful boomark, and wrote me such a sweet note! Thank you so much for your generosity! I am constantly awed by the beautiful souls here on Litsy.
I had a heck of a time trying to take a picture of the package - I was frequently photobombed! One cat is now sitting *on* the book. #catsoflitsy #bookhaul #bookmail #litsygoespostal
If you‘re looking for a good beach read thriller Jessica Jones wrote one and it‘s on sale today!: https://bookriot.com/2018/07/16/book-riots-deals-of-the-day-for-july-16th-2018/
One of today‘s #KindleDailyDeal is a fun beach read. https://www.amazon.com/Bonfire-Novel-Krysten-Ritter-ebook/dp/B01NB1EOJ6/ref=mp_s...
🔥About a woman who returns home to a town she tried to forget to solve the town‘s mystery.
🔥Compulsively readable & difficult to put down.
🔥Wholly predictable that left the villain reveal anticlimactic.
🔥Some loose ends weren‘t tied up; felt mildly unpolished.
🔥Lacking in tension & sense of anxiety needed for tight-knit suspense/thriller.
🔥Mostly monotonous tone until last 30-40 pages.
Abby was a loaner in high school, tormented by a group of pretty popular girls, she fled her Indiana hometown and became a lawyer in Chicago. Now she's back in town investigating environmental concerns from the towns largest employer, a plastics manufacturer that basically owns the town. This is a good book, think mean girls meets Erin Brockovich. Abby untangles a web of a conspiracy.
Hubby driving us to Jacksonville today. Headed out on vacation tomorrow ❤️
If you‘re looking for an easy read by the pool, maybe..looking for a book to hold your attention, skip it. Super predictable. I was hoping for a bit more originality, if you‘ve seen a “suspense” movie, you‘ve read this book.
This book started off really strong, a mystery in a small town from years ago, you're bound to get hooked if you like mysteries. But it did start to drone on and on.. Also during the action parts she would often think about her mother, which would ruin the action scenes.