It’s been literally almost a year since my last post. The beauty of the blog is that I have no boss here, so I can do what I want. Like show up a year later, drink in hand, saying, “Hey.” With no explanation. Just kidding – I’ve got a great explanation, which is I like sleeping and watching TV or reading in all time not spent with the small, wild creature roaming my house.
Anyway, on to the books! I obviously missed a lot of posts in between, so I’m posting some of my recent favorites.
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton – 5 stars
Dinosaurs. Island. Snarky professor. What more need I say? There’s a RAPTOR IN THE KITCHEN.
I also enjoyed the follow-up to this, The Lost World, but it wasn’t as pee-your-pants, nerve-wracking, unputdownable as Jurassic Park.
Fun fact: Michael Crichton was 6’9″.
An incredibly tall Michael Crichton.
These books are sweet, violent, and weird, and it was hard to stop reading once I got going. The only thing that stopped me was that I ran out of borrows on Hoopla, so now that a new month started and my borrow limit reset, I’m finally onto number 7.
Wool (Silo #1) by Hugh Howey – 4 stars
I read this book a long time ago, when it was first released in individual volumes. Really enjoyed it the second time around, as well. It’s a sci-fi, dystopic story about a group of people who live in an underground silo. I highly recommend it if that sounds like your jam.
I Found You by Lisa Jewell – 4 stars
Solid thriller, way more engrossing and heartfelt than I would expect in this genre. I saw this plot coming a mile away, but I really loved the story, anyway. Loved Alice. She would be a hot mess in real life and was definitely flawed. The story switches between characters’ points of view and timelines, which is usually a huge no from me. It was totally fine this time. The only time I had a problem was towards the end, when I desperately wanted to know the ending to one of those timelines.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware – 4 stars
I have the unpopular opinion that I like Ruth Ware books. Her writing works for me, but I know it may not work for everybody. I don’t go in expecting anything too serious, just a fun ride which doesn’t have to be totally believable. This did that. I especially love a mystery on an isolated setting, like a boat, island, or hotel.
I’m re-reading book 1 while I watch season 8. I’ll see you in 12 years.
I’m linking up with Steph and Jana today for Show Us Your Books – you should join them, too. Or not – live your life, I won’t tell you what to do! Except read more books. Mostly I need to tell myself to do that.