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11.02.2018

Have You Read These, Yet? Vol. 7

Have You Read These, Yet? Vol. 7 #inpdreads #bookreview

30 books! I hit my goal and pushed through a really long, dull book. 


It's been a rough few weeks in reading for me. I haven't made the time to read and then the little book club I was a part of fell apart. I really was hoping that we could keep it going. I just don't think it would be possible.

My book selections are ones I've read over the last two months.

Have you read these books, yet?


Have You Read These, Yet? Vol. 7 #inpdreads #bookreview


Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging by Alex Wagner



I really enjoyed Alex Wagner's tone and pace. Some journalists write novels that are dry facts. Wagner is a wonderful storyteller and I could not put this down. It also put into perspective my own dive into DNA. And, my regret spending money on a DNA kit.

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle



My favorite book of the five listed here.

And, in my top five for the year.

I've lent this book out twice so far and highly recommend it.

If you could have dinner with five people, alive or dead, who would it be? This is the basis of The Dinner List. While dining with the people on a list she made in college, Sabrina confronts her past to let go and move on.

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

I was sent this as part of @SheSpeaks #ReadtheDream book club.


I wasn't sure if I was going if I was going to enjoy The Dream Daughter but after the first chapter  - I was hooked. The idea of time travel is always fun to me. Dream Daughter explores time travel while balancing the delicate relationships involved.

Dream Daughter stretches through time, but still feels intimate. Moving, heartbreaking, and a beautiful story of love and loss.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks


The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks #inpdreads #bookreview


The first half of listening to this book was so aggravating!

I found myself yelling at the one of the characters and annoyed over all by the obvious signs of abuse at the hands of the man she was going to marry.

It's easy to assume that you know what the story is as you read or in my case listen. Everything seems too perfect and it will be destroyed by the jealousy of the ex-wife. But, perfection and assumptions are deceptive and this story plays on those two thoughts in a very effective way.

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar



I was really looking forward to reading this book, but it took me to page 241 before I started to enjoy it.

There are so many stories going on besides the one about the mermaid and Mrs. Hancock that it would have been better as three books. Wonderful characters that deserve more told and would not have been missed if they never made an appearance in the book.

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock is just full of so many unnecessary words that when the main characters come together - the story drowns them.

What's on your reading list this month? 


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