It’s a slow day for interesting book suggestions so we will go straight to read-and-enjoyed.
Usually I start things off with the book I loved most. I can’t really do that this time as I can’t think of one at the moment. This week nothing rose above OK and some didn’t even make it that far. Most of the less than okay stories will show up later on the unfinished list.
Nothing this week was terrible. I do have to acknowledge that. I also have to recognize part of the issue is personal preference. Most of these authors have multiple published books so they do have an appreciative audience out there.
So… The book that stands out most clearly for me at this point in time is not the most favored but the most disappointing.
There are a few reasons why.
- I really liked the book, in the beginning, and wanted/expected it to be a favorite read.
- But then, momentum fizzled out about half way through and never did recover.
- There was a villain, the story needed one. It turned out he was not an integral part of the story but simply a planned element.
- And then, content cuts did not go deep enough. Particularly in the last part of the book where I skimmed (touched down briefly here and there) quickly through the last dozen or so chapters.
- Finally, the ending was weak and forgettable.
The villain is awkward and unbelievable but the rest of the characters are well developed and relatable. The story idea is good. If the opportunity is ever available, I think this book would definitely be worth a rewrite.
(Remember: I can’t be disappointed if I’m not invested to begin with.)
Just As I Am: (Unfailing Love Book 1)
Adeline Rhodes has spent years locked away in a New Orleans apartment controlled by her criminal boyfriend. After a daring escape, she realizes just how far she has grown from the things in which she once believed.
Declan King has lived a life of solitude and duty for the U.S. Army. When the deaths of his grandparents bring him home to his family farm, he is forced into contact with people who know too much about his past to simply leave him alone.
More books read.
Well, as always, I can’t believe I am way behind again. It feels like only a week has gone by since the last read-and-enjoyed post and it’s been three at least.
The trouble with reading a book every day, after two or three they tend to run together in my mind. As each book was added to this page things started coming back to me and I realize I lied about having favorite books this time. There are a number of books in this list that I did like a lot. I think I mentioned a few on some of the daily posts so that makes me feel a little better.
Until next time….