What are you reading?
As always, it helps to bold the titles, rate the books 1-5 stars, and let us know if you think it would be good for a book group.
Link to August 2023
I just read a spectacularly bad book--Never Lie, by Freida McFadden--and I couldn't put it down. So I'm not sure what number to give it. It was an Amazon Prime Kindle freebie, so there's that. There were so many things wrong with the story and the narrative. On one page the same person's eyes were described as blue in one paragraph and gray in another. But, I couldn't stop reading it. It just galloped along. I usually have no problem bailing when a book is bad, or maybe not bad, but it doesn't grab me. There are lots of books folks gush over that I cannot get into--Demon Copperhead and Lessons in Chemistry come to mind. The reviews are generally good (4+) on Amazon (duh) and Goodreads. Although the bad reviews on Goodreads are worth a read.
Clearly this author can write. I was sick for a few days with a horrible cold and had the total blahs and yet read this book in a single day, nearly a single sitting. Could not stop reading. I'd love it if this author could write something that wasn't total trash. It could be really good. 2 stars for gripping me in its awfulness.