Friends, this month’s reading total was abysmal, and I don’t mean that in the way that Joey Tribiani means it. Truly awful. I finished one book, and half of another. In my meager defense, I was working on a big project for the first half of the month, staying up hours past my bedtime. This meant that I didn’t update my library holds lists, and I waited until last week to replace the Kindle that I lost in July. So, now that the excuses are our of the way, let’s talk about the one book I did finish.
Never Let Me Go – Wikipedia calls the book, well the movie actually, but we’ll get to that “British dystopian science fiction drama.” And, okay, fine. Here’s the thing. It is those things, but for most of the book, it just felt like I was reading about students at a British boarding school and their life after that. It didn’t feel like reading science fiction, though I’m not entirely sure what that is supposed to feel like. It didn’t read like The Hunger Games or the Divergent series, which come immediately to mind when I think dystopian. I did think that the plot of this book was seriously screwed up. Not in the sense that it was poorly developed, but in the sense that there are a lot of things that make you think “That is just not right.” One major thing, I suppose. I can’t really elaborate more without giving away the major secret of the book, so I’m sorry about that. When I googled the book right now I discovered that there’s a movie, made in 2010, and that made me want to watch the movie right now. Soon, definitely. If it’s unclear how I felt about that book that’s because I think I myself am unclear about it. I found the story itself frustrating, because it was unfair on several levels, but I did enjoy reading the book.
I have a few books on deck for December and so help me, I will finish a respectable number of books this month. I have a Christmas tree enough accompanying holiday décor to make me want to spend the next month on my couch with hot chocolate and all of the books.
The Interestings – I’m going to admit that I have no idea what this book is about, but I’ve had it on my running list of books to read for a while. That alone leads me to believe that at least one person recommended it. Also, the cover is pretty.
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion – Do you like Fannie Flagg? I read Standing in the Rainbow a number of years ago and just adored it.
The Snow Child – This comes so highly recommended that I can’t think of a single good reason why I haven’t read this yet.
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