Just like the authors, we saved the best for last. So it might come as no surprise since this is award #3 this year...
But Daisy Jones is also taking home the #LitsyAward for the best Fiction book of 2019.
Happy reading everyone.
Checked Litsy for far too long, but I needed a break from rolling my eyes.
I don't like - what exactly? The story could be great, but the writing style is middle-grade rather than YA. And I've got the impression that the story is leading nowhere.
#unpopularopinion I thought the book was just okay. It was a compelling story, but I felt like I was watching a trainwreck and I couldn't look away. Maybe I went into it expecting more because of all the hype this book got. I felt that the characters were flat and almost like caricatures of stereotypes. The ending fell flat for me, and the writing was not memorable. A fast read but definitely overhyped, IMO.
Well, I persisted. Went ahead and finished it. It ended up being a lovely book. And I finally found that I did get attached to a couple of characters- John and Shay. While the intent of the book was not completely clear, the author‘s note at the end was helpful. I bought this book because it‘s the Barnes and Noble book club pick, but also because I think the cover with all the birds is gorgeous!
#Covercrush #Booked2020 #Winter
Oh dear. How does one bail on a beloved book? This one just wasn‘t for me in the end. Even with the buddy read (thanks @CoffeeNBooks !), I find I just don‘t want to pick it back up after making it halfway. I need some plot, and this book just doesn‘t have any. So, much as #Greta is sliding off the dog bed, I will slide out of this book. #unpopularopinion #dogsofLitsy
#unpopularopinion I found the main character here immature, annoying, and selfish. She was the source of her own unhappiness and malaise in most cases and I was tired of the book long before I reached the end. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2020/01/review-all-grown-up-by-jamie-attenberg....
I was looking forward to this but it was ultimately not for me. This gossipy tale about Truman Capote and the society matrons he befriends and betrays seems overly long and doesn‘t delve especially deeply into the lives it portrays. I was more annoyed than intrigued by it all. #unpopularopinion unofficial #24in48
I look so angry in this photo. 😂 But I think my facial expression properly conveys how I feel about my least favorite reads. I definitely read some fantastic books in 2019 and did relatively well DNFing books that I wasn‘t enjoying. But there were eight that I saw all the way through that I ended up giving low ratings to. Let me tell you all about them! https://youtu.be/tJ1BgSR79VI
#booktube #weekendfun #bookconversations #unpopularopinion