This has been interesting week. I’ve been feeling sick since last Friday, so I’ve reduced my work hours a bit and thus had more reading time, but also not that much more because I was not feeling so great, after all. I also had very limited patience with my reading, and DNF-ed two books within the first chapters: A Heart so Fierce and Broken and The Truth About Keeping Secrets. They’re both YA eARCs that I requested because they were available and I’d heard about them (plus I read A Curse so Dark and Lonely), but my interest in YA has been dwindling so much lately that I just could not hold interest in either.
I excluded them from my TBR; after a quite stressful workweek, my patience has been very limited, so it’s no wonder I DNF-ed two books (in fact, I almost DNF-ed three).
I bought in audiobook:
Weekly Wrap Up
Final Girls by Riley Sager / Goodreads 4 stars
This book was intense and full of plot twists! I normally can see the ending coming from miles away, but I was mostly wrong with this one.
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James / My Review 5 stars
I LOVED this. This is definitely going to be one of the best mysteries for 2020 for me! I love the 80s atmosphere, the creepy, haunted motel, the characters, the nods to murderinos… this is a really good book!
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner / Goodreads 3 stars
I picked this up for #FFFeb instead of The Truth About Keeping Secrets, and I enjoyed it for the most part, but the writing was so choppy and the chemistry just kind of wasn’t there… so in the end I was quite bored. It felt quite amateurish, really, and maybe it’s because I don’t love the age-gap romance, and also I am so tired of main characters who can’t communicate in a decent way. Still, I thought this was cute and relatively low stakes, which is such a nice palate cleanser kind of novel.
The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith / Goodreads Ongoing
This is probably my last #FFFeb pick! And from what I’ve read so far, it’s going to end on a high note – I’m really enjoying the atmosphere and the writing so far! I loved The Talented Mr. Ripley, so I have high hopes for this one.