Feb Book Wrap Up

Books Read:  6
  • Vanishing Acts – Jodi Picoult (Bath Book!)
  • The Mango Season – Amulya Malladi
  • Assholes Finish First – Tucker Max
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain
  • South of the Border, West of the Sun – Haruki Murakami
  • The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan
Books Abandoned:  1
  • Blink – Malcolm Gladwell (I’m going to come back to this one–I just needed some fiction in my life this month!)
Books in Progress:  2
  • Museum of Innocence – Orhan Pamuk
  • Brixton Beach – Roma Tearne
Best Book – Tied between “South of the Border, West of the Sun” and “The Cement Garden”.  Both were very different to one another but written with equal emotion and precision.  I’m a huge Murakami fan even though this is only the third book I’ve read by him, so I always know to expect a great read when starting one of his works.  With McEwan, I’ve had a love/hate relationship.  I couldn’t get into “Amsterdam” and it took me ages to get more than 50 pages into “Atonement” though once I started reading it I couldn’t stop.  “The Cement Garden” was a lot shorter and a lot more… shall we say… grisly than “Atonement”.  It was trashy, juicy and sometimes hard to swallow, but it was definitely worth reading.
Worst Book – Not really any of them, but if I had to pick one, I guess I’d pick “The Mango Season”.  It was a bit light and fluffy, and to be honest, everything just seemed to work out so perfectly for the main character.  There should have been a little bow tied around everything–it was just that kind of book.  To be fair I was looking for brain candy and that’s exactly what I got.




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