It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (3/27/17)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (3/27/17)

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For the past several years, I've noticed that I have some sort of delayed memory loss after the start of a new year; I have no trouble remembering to write/type/state the new year (2017) for the first couple of months and then...BAM! Sometime in March, I'll revert back to 2016; I almost typed 3/27/16 when titling today's post. Completely unrelated but, nevertheless, I thought I'd share this moment of clarity for your entertainment on Monday morning. 

Even though my reading time felt a little limited last week, it was a five star week! I finished The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti and it was fantastic; I'm planning to share more thoughts soon, but I felt like it progressively became more and more meaningful, powerful, as the story moved on. Great writing! 

After that, I promptly started my long-awaited library hold of The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware; I wish I'd made note of when I added my name to the list but there were over 50 patrons ahead of me...whoa. 

Unfortunately, it was not worth the fuss; what a disappointment, especially after having really enjoyed the author's debut novel. Generally speaking, I am rather generous with my rating on Goodreads; I only gave this one two stars. I felt like the story dragged and was rather predictable; I also had some trouble sticking with it after about the halfway mark, which is when I'd hoped it would pick up and become a little more interesting. On to the next!

Yesterday, I started reading Marlena; this is one of the debut novels I added to my list of top ten debut novels this year, so I've been looking forward to it! 

I'm only 25% of the way in, but I have been highlighting like crazy; I'm excited to keep reading and see where this story goes. I haven't quite decided what's up next, but I'm thinking My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout; it's a short one, I've heard so many good things about it, and I want to read it before her upcoming release! 

I hope you all have a great week! 
What are you reading?

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