November was a slow reading month. September and October, along with November, are extremely busy months for me between my full-time job and the photography business. Needless to say, reading takes a bit of a back seat during those months. Thankfully, I’m now in my “off-season”, aka I have a break from any scheduled photo sessions for the next 5-6 weeks. Chances are I’ll finally have a chance to cruise through some of the 90 + books waiting for me on my Kindle (yes, I’m a book hoarder.)
On to my November reads.
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The Perfect Girl – Gilly Macmillian
I’ll never pass up a good thriller. And I’d been hearing a lot about Gilly Macmillian and her work, so I couldn’t wait to dive into The Perfect Girl. The synopsis drew me right in, and let’s just say the book did too. I couldn’t put it down. It was twisty and turny in all the right ways, and kept you wanting more.
I know some people have a hard time with books that jump back and forth between times and character (this book does) but I think it made the story that much more compelling.
I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from her.
The Rosie Effect – Graeme Simsion
When I first read The Rosie Project I just adored it. It’s not your average love story, and is a truly a tale of opposites attract. When I learned that the author was coming out with a sequel, I had high hopes. I couldn’t wait to see where the story of where Don & Rosie would go next.
Unfortunately, I was a bit let down. Perhaps the idea of the story had lost it’s luster by this one. While I still enjoyed it, I wasn’t as in love with as I was the first.
The Girl with All the Gifts – M.R. Carey
The Girl with All the Gifts was another book I felt like I was hearing about left and right. It seemed like people either loved it or weren’t fond of it. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with it, especially with a somewhat vague synopsis, but what I ended up reading was not what I had expected all.
Maybe it’s because I happen to be watching Stranger Things at the same time I was reading this, but I had this sudden overload of sci-fi in my life, and I wasn’t okay with it. I think I expected this book to be more about psychism and those sorts of gifts. Instead, I was surprised to find it was more about zombies, or something like a zombie, and a fungus that created the zombies. It was like a mix of The Passage meets The Hunger Games.
Was it good? I mean, sure. The story was good. It was interesting. I think, more than anything, I just didn’t really expect the story to be what it was. Would I recommend it? If you like sci-fi and zombies, yes. If you don’t. No. Don’t bother.