What I’m Not Reading….

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??

3 thoughts on “What I’m Not Reading….

  1. Nell

    Haven’t read any of those, but read Gone Girl this week and LOVED it. And I am not a murder/thriller/mystery kind of girl! I know this comment doesn’t help you at all with the three books; it is hard to decide if you should continue on or dump a book.

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