I took some time this week to clean out my MP3 player and get rid of the books I had read. While I was there, I made a list of books that I had tried but didn’t really catch my attention. I was just going to delete them but then I though before I do, I am going to see if any of you had read them and if they were worth my time.
The first book I thought of deleting is Tell the Wolves I’m Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt.
I’ve listened to about 2 parts of this via audio book. So far, nothing has caught my attention. Nothing has screamed this will be a good book. It’s written about the time of the AIDS epidemic. It’s about a big city family…all things that haven’t touch my world and I’m having a bit of trouble relating to them. Amazon readers list it as a wonderful book giving it 4.4 stars. Am I missing something?? Should I just delete it??
The second book I thought of deleting is The Silent Wife: A Novel by A. S. A. Harrison.
This book, as far as I got, seems to be all about a completely unhealthy marriage. He’s cheating on her..she’s putting up with it. Again I am about two parts into listening to the audio book and it doesn’t have me caught. The book is something I don’t relate to-cheating spouses-big city living. Amazon readers say 3.6 stars and compare it to Gone Girl which is a book about similar topics but I at least liked that book. Unless someone comments and tells me to keep listening, this one is going in the delete file section.
The other book I thought of deleting is actually on my Kindle..it’s The Good Daughters: A Novel by Joyce Maynard.
I am 1/4 of the way into the book….so far, I’ve decided that it’s a little slow and honestly, I am not into reading about people exploring lesbian feelings. I don’t know if that’s just a chapter or just one scene but I’m kind of hesitant to continue on. I liked the author’s book Labor Day…this one, not nearly as much. Amazon readers say 4 stars though. Any opinions on this one??
So blog readers…help me out. Are any of these worth a second consideration before I hit the delete button??