What to Read

What to Read

Can you tell a book by its cover? Sometimes, sometimes not. The cover is a factor in my choosing a book, but frequently I choose from the New York Best Seller List. I borrow rather than buy, and this book, which I can’t remember the title of was a six month wait.

My sister, not wanting to wait; the reviews were compelling, purchased the book. And passed it along to me, which I read in three days. I didn’t remember it was on the best sellers list or that I had reserved the book at the library. What I do remember is that it was plot driven with many twists and turns and the ending left me with little satisfaction.

So, I searched on line for recent best sellers and bingo found the book I couldn’t wait to finish. Its title? “The Last Thing He Told Me,” by Laura Dave

“It is a mystery/domestic suspense about a man living a lie and his wife and daughter who struggle to discover who he really is When Hannah Hall receives a note from her husband stating nothing more than “Protect her,” one random afternoon, her whole world shatters.”

Yes, shattered! Readers experience numerous adrenalin rushes and anxiety wipe outs, and the novel continues to be a huge financial success for the author. It’s simply not memorable for me. But who am I to judge? I’m struggling to complete my first novel.

I did find an online reviewer who shared my opinion. https://astersbookhour.com/the-last-thing-he-told-me-book-review/  She asks for your reading preference and will make recommendations.

Back to the discussion, what to read. Currently I have three books;

A Girl is A Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

A Simple Favor by Darcy Bell

The Man with The Silver Saab by Alexander McCall Smith

I read 100 pages of A Simple Favor before call it quits.

A Girl is A Body of Water, I read 10 pages. It was not for me.

The Man with The Silver Saab, this is my kind of novel. I’m 100 pages in and loving it.

* * * just saying

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2 thoughts on “What to Read

  1. I just purchased “The Last Thing He Told Me” from Amazon as I was #45 on the list at my library. I too tend to borrow rather than purchase, but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and fork over the money. Haven’t started it yet, but can’t wait to begin!

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