Kash has decided to check out this new book that I got from the library with me. Only thing is he prefers laying on it rather than reading it.
Megan Miranda‘s first adult thriller has a unique premise: it‘s told backwards. The nonlinear timeline really makes you go through some mental gymnastics and I thought it was exciting and refreshing! While it‘s not a perfect thriller, I think Miranda was really creative with this and it was pretty well executed. Check out my full review here: https://amysbookreviews.com/2019/11/24/all-the-missing-girls-by-megan-miranda-re...
I don‘t know how I feel about this book. The thing that was the “big thing” is what I found most challenging about the book - the reverse order. It was interesting to tell the events of a murder mystery by looking at it backwards, but there were times when I didn‘t know if I figured something out because I was intuitive or because I had already experienced the day after.🤷🏽♀️
#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge - Spooky TBR: This is as close as my book club is willing to get to a scary book - a mystery novel. So no horrors, no frightening circumstances, no eerie scenes, no terror-filled jitters, no deranged clowns, no feelings of dread or repulsion and definitely no elements of anything less than natural, unnatural or supernatural. This is the book selection for October, and strangely enough there has been some tense moments.
I really wanted to like this book. I was incredibly excited, it seemed like something that was right up my alley, just for it to end in a very Gone Girl way. The “twist” was very predictable from very early on. The author had a terrible habit of repeating herself way too much. There were several phrases that were used so often, I almost quit the book. #thedaybefore #withmyhandsonmyhips
I didn‘t not like this book. I didn‘t like that it was written backwards. It did not keep my attention enough to remember details that were important in the end. The ending was better than the overall book and did surprise me some but the book just didn‘t work for me.
This fast-paced mystery is told backwards. Each chapter is the day before the last one. From the time the 2nd girl went missing, the unreliable narrator works to unravel the truth. I flew through the chapters, wanting to know how things happened. There‘re good twists and some parts I enjoyed but telling a mystery in reverse order, though is intriguing, is rather confusing for me and there were loose ends not mentioned. Didn‘t really work for me.
Thank you for the chance to win Lock Every Door, @kellyann28 ! A book I recently finished that I really enjoyed was All the Missing Girls. It was full of secrets and unexpected twists that kept me guessing. I also enjoyed the fact that most of the timeline was told in reverse.
When I am on a long flight, it is essential to have a page turner to keep my mind occupied. It doesn‘t matter what genre, as long as the story is compelling. Here are a few that I know I read on a plane. I love to look for a new book at the airport bookstore, even though I‘ve most likely already packed 3 or 4 books! #airplane #LetsTravelJuly
I got engaged!!
I finally finished! (I haven‘t had a lot of time to read this week.) Two missing girls, a family broken by secrets and dementia, and a town‘s silence make for a great story. The timeline goes backwards over a two-week timeline for most of the book, and secrets are revealed along the way. This was my first MM book, but it won‘t be my last!
Enjoying my vacation. I am in Maine today! So this is our last state and then back to NY and then back home on Saturday.
I am enjoying All the Missing Girls, i am at that point where the story is starting to make sense with how the author has constructed. I have about 25 maybe 35 pages left. I shoukd finish it up today!
I have done well this week to keep my goal of 15k steps!
Hanging out in NYC on my first day of vacation
Went to see the statue of liberty and walked through central park, walked around Columbia University amd saw a beautiful chapel with an art exhibit called Sanctuary that discussed immigration through US history.
Overall good day
Lots of walking:8.20 miles
Miles walked and ran (i got in two runs this week!)
Books read: None, started a new book half way through.
I am leaving for New England tomorrow so my week maybe a little weak in terms of walking cause of the change in routine.
#BFC19 #BookFitnessChallenge #BookNerdHerd
This has been a werid reading week for me. I am a little thrown after having to return A Fatal Grace to the library and buy it myself.
But i started this today first 34 pages read.. Interesting so far.
#BFC19 #BookFitnessChallenge #BookNerdHerd
Got a 0.70 mile run in this morning and walked a total of 9.06 miles today. Not a bad day.
Nicolette didn‘t want to #MoveAlongHome to Cooley Ridge to clean out the affairs of her father who has Alzheimer‘s, but she does, and what unfolds in Megan Miranda‘s reverse chronological narrative is a favorite suspense book.
Honestly, I had to include this episode. It is one of the worst Star Trek episodes. I think the writers weren‘t sure how to introduce aliens from the Gamma Quadrant and missed the mark with this one. #StarTrekSummerJune