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Nov 19, 2020 08:01AM
I'm 25% through The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. SOOO good! Other books recently read:
Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore. A quirky fun read. On her New Year's Eve birthday, an 18-YO turns 19 but wakes up in her 51-YO body. With each passing year, she leaps to another age at random, still a young woman on the inside but ever-changing on the outside. Interesting concept.
Killing Floor by Lee Child. The first Jack Reacher. I like starting a series at the beginning and reading in order. Good book. I ripped through it in a few hours. There are 20-some books in the series, and I look forward to reading them all. (Tom Cruise is so not Jack Reacher.)
The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey. A post-apocalyptic book set in a world where people live in small enclaves to protect themselves from genetically-engineered plants and trees that have turned bloodthirsty. The first in a series. Didn't enjoy book #1 enough to want to read the rest.
Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen. Witty but not my fave by Hiaasen. An exotic dancer gets back at a crazy ex-husband and a corrupt Florida politician.
Total Power, the newest installment in Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series now written by Kyle Mills. All-too-real scenario where bad guys shut down the US power grid.
28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand. A woman and a man have a three-day fling each summer while living their separate lives. Pretty good for fluffy stuff.
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey. Recommended by my librarian friend. A zombie pandemic has decimated civilization. Why are some children immune? Told from the perspective of a gifted young girl who escapes the safety of a special school and helps guide mankind's survival.
One By One by Ruth Ware. Love this author. A corporate retreat in a mountain chalet turns deadly when an avalanche strikes, people are trapped, and are murdered one by one. Who dunnit? (Yes, the premise is from And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.)
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré. Told in the voice of a young Nigerian woman trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future. Good debut novel.
I'm #6 on the waiting list for the new Lincoln Lawyer book The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly.
Find your calm. Move forward from this place.
12/22/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-