Realized this has been sitting in my drafts for a month or two, so why not post it now? 😀
I’ve always liked writing reviews of the books I’ve read, but I really like the idea of posting multiple short & sweet reviews in one post like I’ve seen lately on Cath’s and Spacepotoes’ blogs. So, over the next year, I’ll post a few of these mini book review collections.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachael Joyce
Summary: A story about an older man who decides to go on a very long walk after receiving a letter from a long-lost friend.
Thoughts: I found this book fairly boring at the beginning and couldn’t really identify with the main character. But, as the story went along and delved more into his current and past self(ves) it become more and more engaging. Some of the supporting characters were annoying, but I think that was the point. Overall, the book was enjoyable, but I wouldn’t say it’s a must-read. I noticed there is now a book about the character who wrote the letter. I don’t think I’m intrigued enough to read it anytime soon.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Summary: a wife goes missing on her 5th wedding anniversary. The husband becomes an early suspect, but there is (WAY) more to the story than meets the eye.
Thoughts: I wasn’t sure about reading this book because of all the hype. I had heard both really good and bad things and I don’t liking having all those opinions floating around my head when I’m reading a book. But, I found this book fascinating and entertaining. I must have said “holy shit” or “WTF” a hundred times, which is a good thing for a mystery! I agree with many reviews that the ending wasn’t satisfying, but I think the author did that on purpose. This book was a fun, creepy read, full of unexpected twists and turns, and I couldn’t put it down.