A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang (Amazon Firsts)
I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this as I was a little bored in the first few pages. But once the murder took place I was all in.
My Rec: Read it as an in-between book.
MAD Librarian by Michael Guillebeau (NetGalley)
I'm not going to lie - I didn't care for this book.
From the very beginning it was nonstop whining and complaining about the politics of running a library and trying to get funding from the city. By Chapter 9 I was ready to throw in the towel because NOTHING had happened. Nothing was progressing. Librarian needs funding, city says no in a very sexist manner.
I felt slightly obligated to continue, plus I've been in a book funk and wanted to finish SOMETHING, but it was just so slow. The story progression was dreadful. I feel like I would have been more interested if something happened but by Chapter 13 I found myself just scrolling through hoping something would catch my eye.
My Rec: Don't even look at it.
Anything but Love by Abigail Strom (Kindle)
This was light and fluffy just as I knew it was. It's basically the formula for a romance novel. Two people are drawn together by some embarrassing event... they realize they're starting to fall for one another... there are mixed signals and miscommunication, and then BAM.... happy ending.
My Rec: Quick and easy read in between or to pass the time
Mermaid by Jodi Picoult
This book was a Kindle single and it was fun because it was animated. It featured art and animation specifically designed to enhance the story. As for the story, it was a quick and easy read that I found to be slightly disappointing. It ends abruptly and I needed more story.
My Rec: If you need a filler book
Also, because sometimes I feel ridiculously uncultured, I've decided to make a point to start reading classics. I'd like to say every other book but I know that's too lofty of a goal. I do, however, plan to read more classics in 2018 (but starting now). I'm going to use the 99 Classic Books Challenge list as a reference. I've read 7 of these to date and would like to be able to say I've read more. Join me?