Friday, January 23, 2015

3. Big Little Lies

by Liane Moriarty (415 pp)(ebook)

Definitely fun to read but got a little cartoony there. This is set in Australia and concerns several women who have children in the same school. They have issues and secrets. There's a murder. Overall recommend.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

2. Bitterblue

By Kristin Cashore (563 pp)

This is the third book set in this world. I read Graceling and Fire last year and liked them both. I liked this book, too, and recommend them all. In this world some people are born with a special power called a grace. This story is about a young woman who inherits the throne after her horrible father whose grace was getting people to do awful things is given the heave-ho. I did think it got long winded and thought the whole story hung on pretty slender premise. I said I thought Fire was soap-opera-y and this one is too. But the characters are so charming and wonderful, it's fun to read.

Friday, January 9, 2015

1. Station Eleven

By Emily St. John Mandel (333 pp)

Hannah gave me this book and it is terrific. It's post-apocalypse after a terrible flu. I know you're probably thinking, what again? But this is more of a literary story that goes back and forth in time with loosely connected characters. Recommend.