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.”
This should be a short one since I actually posted last Friday.
|All The Missing Girls – Megan Miranda – 3.5* (Feb 21)
I’ve read a lot of books lately that follow similar concepts – a current mystery/event is somehow tied to one from years ago (usually when the characters were teens), and the current day situation unravels both. This book was different in how the situation was presented. We started with today, 2 weeks since the disappearance of a neighbor, and worked backward one day at a time until the actual day of her disappearance. Events from 10ish years ago were sprinkled throughout. It’s a little like the film Memento.
It was an interesting exercise, though it also occasionally made me stop and roll the events forward again, wondering if things made sense and lined up. It didn’t always feel like they did. It could be interesting to read the book again, in chronological order. I don’t have the time or patience for it.
3.5 stars because the device used kept me reading. But it didn’t leave me blown away.
|Into the Water – Paula Hawkins – 18%
I’m having a lot of mixed feelings about this one. It’s taken almost 1/5 of the book for her to (hopefully) quit introducing new POVs. I’ve lost count but I think there are at least 6? It’s not making me particularly invested in any of their stories.
Next up: (This is largely decided by the library – I’ve waitlisted a bunch of books so as they come available, I have to read them before they expire.)
| Truly Devious – Maureen Johnson
I follow Maureen on Twitter and she’s hilarious. I’ve enjoyed her other books, so this YA detective story sounds promising.
| Every Day – David Levithan
Also YA. I saw a preview for a movie based on this book and it looked interesting. A teenage girl falls in love. Except every day, the person she’s fallen in love with wakes up in a different body. Sometimes female, sometimes male, sometimes cute, sometimes not. It seems like an interesting story about attraction to personalities versus looks.
What are you reading?