Welcome to Friday Reads. Each Friday, I’ll review any books I’ve completed that week, as well as share what I’m reading right now. And by “Each Friday,” I mean “some Fridays.”

April was a slow month for reading and so far, May isn’t much better. For the first time in forever, I’m actually behind schedule on my reading goal.

Finished reading:

A Piece of the World – Christina Baker Kline – 3* (May 1)

I have been looking forward to this book for so long after loving “Orphan Train.” So I’m sad to give it such a low rating due to my disappointment.

I wish I had realized it was based on a real painting. I wish I felt more satisfied with the ending. The writing is lovely, but the main character is (somewhat understandably) bitter about the hand life has dealt her. By the close of the book, I felt sorry for her, but I didn’t like her much.

And the ending was very anticlimactic for me. I get what she was going for but I felt empty. While this was a thoughtful telling of a complicated life, it was a life in which not much happened. I was 85% done with the book, expecting something dramatic to happen in the final few pages, but when I turned the page, it was over. Author’s notes. No more story.


Currently Reading:

womanInTheWindow The Woman in the Window – AJ Finn

I haven’t made it very far – only 5%. The main character is very cold and detached. The author is hinting at a reason but I’m not hooked. I may have to abandon this one. 🙁

What are you reading?