Twitterature, January 2014

Today I'm linking up again with Modern Mrs. Darcy for Twitterature. 

Ah, January 2014.

The month that will always be remembered as the month I didn't finish anything.


See, here's the thing.

I have a list of hundreds of books I want to read.  I even occasionally have an hour or two here and there that I CAN read.  And I tried to read.  Really I did.  But on my list this month are quite a few books that I started, but didn't like well enough to finish.

It's sad, really.  Something or another made me pick them up.  Something about them said "READ ME!"  And I tried.  Really I did.  But if you're here for some fabulous recommendations, I don't have them this month.

Maybe you can use my list as a cautionary tale of what NOT to read.

In any event, here it is.

The Drowning House by Elizabeth Black - Sad photographer Claire comes home to Galveston to try to fix her screwed up life.  Everyone she knew as a kid is still there, still doing exactly the same things.  It doesn't work, by the way.  She's still sad. Well, at least it hadn't worked by page 70ish, which is how far I made it.


Identical by Scott Turow - These identical twins went really different routes - one is a senator and the other is in prison for murder.  I never made it past the first (horribly dry) courtroom scene.  Bangs gavel. 

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes - Time traveling serial killer? Sure, why not?  Except, um, not.  It was super boring and I don't think I made it past the second chapter.

Damaged by Alex Kava - Maggie O'Dell, a character I usually like for a quick mystery read, finds a torso in a cooler that has washed up somewhere and then... I totally lost interest.  Maybe it's me.  Maybe I'm the problem here.

Shut Your Eyes Tight by John Verdon - Tortured cops and even more tortured serial killers usually perk me right up when I'm in a reading slump.  Sigh... Not this time.

Still Life by Joy Fielding - Casey's in a coma, but she can hear everything that's being said around her.  P.S. It's all a big conspiracy.  The end.  

Seriously.  I really do read good books sometimes.  Just not right now.

What recommendations do you have for me?  What is a book that I absolutely won't be able to put down? 

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1 comment:

  1. Man! What a bummer of a month. Here's hoping for some satisfying reading next month. :)


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