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My Latest Reads Usually Lead to #MSWL

I suddenly realized that I haven’t posted lately about some of the books I’ve been reading on my off hours. I thought it was because I didn’t have much to say, but then I realized that wasn’t at all the case.

At the request of a special 9-year-old in my life I read Wonder by R.J. Palacio. What a beautiful book. Every child and every adult should read this book. It’s the kind that sticks with you forever. If you haven’t yet, read this. If you’re looking for a gift for a child, this is it.

Remember Mia by Alexandra Burt was one of my summer beach reads. I had finished reading Girl on a Train and was looking for more psychological suspense. Who doesn’t love those unreliable narrators (hint, hint). Sadly, I didn’t love this as much as I wanted to and probably wouldn’t have finished except I found myself at one point without a book. In the end, I’m not sure I cared as much as I should have.

Never Come Back by David Bell was found in my TBR pile. It was a galley given to me by an editor for a book published in 2013. Oops. I love David Bell and will read almost anything he’s written. This wasn’t one of my favorites, but I still really enjoyed it. If you haven’t read him yet, you should.

Most recently I finished The Paris Winter a historical mystery given to me as a gift from an editor. I really enjoyed this. A psychological thriller featuring strong women in a wonderful setting. What’s not to love?

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  1. I loved Wonder. A similar “wish all adults and kids would read” is Katherine Erskine’s Mockingbird. Empathetic, heartbreaking, and in the end, hopeful. Great POV.

    Everyone is still talking about Girl on a Train so I guess I should finally add it to my TBR list.

  2. Unreliable narrator – just last week this was a discussion on Janet Reid’s blog so I at least know what this is now =) I don’t have narrators in my story, and haven’t read many that do. I must be one of the few people who haven’t read Girl on a Train.

    I just read an excerpt from Wonder. I’m not sure my Barbarians would read it. They tend to like mysteries (apple doesn’t fall far) and action books. But I’ll suggest it to them and see what they say.

    Interesting to know what you are reading, JF, and how that influences your #MSWL

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