Notable Reads (2019)

For the last few years, I have been noting down the books I have read here.  It has been good for me, but I am not sure it really mattered to anyone else.  So, I have changed the title–thinking that maybe I will only write about a few books here, rather than everything I have read.  I am not completely set on this idea and may change it again.  I really don’t know what to do.

In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin

Although touted as a Rebus book, I don’t feel as though he was best utilized here.  He is a shadow of his former self and I cannot say I welcome the change.

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8 Responses to Notable Reads (2019)

  1. I see what you meant about being drawn to graphic covers. You certainly are! (And so am I.)

  2. I enjoyed reading your book reviews. I’ve never read a Lisa Jewell book, and now I’m intending to. Which one would you recommend the most? I also am rather judgmental about book covers: I don’t like those that show photographs of people – I think the reader should decide her/himself what the main character looks like. I prefer covers like The Winters in Bloom. In my own books, I use more of a background photo with the title getting more of the attention. But…I may try to change my covers at some point, like Jewell obviously does. :-0

    • Anthony says:

      Not being in the publishing business (yet), I really have no idea who chooses the covers, or whether this had to do with different editions. I do know that I liked the drawn covers more in this case.
      I also like photographs that just depict something (like School of Terminal Velocity).
      If you do change the covers, it will mean more that you can display (on your shelf or on your wall).

      As for which Lisa Jewell book to read…..I would say Roommates Wanted or the Making of Us. They were just different enough, but full of good insights without being too heavy handed.

    • Anthony says:

      Thanks also for your compliment about my reviews. Based on what I have read on WP, most people want long very detailed book reviews–at least that is what popular bloggers seem to write.
      I am not so inclined. Maybe this is the result of too many literary essays at university. Maybe this is because I don’t want to spoil the book for you. I am not sure.

  3. Alphe says:

    That’s impressive! As a teenager, I used to devour books, reading one per 2-3 days… then life happened and I often struggle trying to read one a month. That makes me feel guilty… I think one of my New Year’s resolutions will be to make more time for books.

    • Anthony says:

      I would always encourage people to read more. Just don’t make yourself feel bad if you don’t. Reading should be a pleasure.
      In my case, I have a lengthy commute which affords me a lot of reading time.

      • Alphe says:

        Ah yes, I’m sure it makes making time for reading a lot easier. It looks like there’s some positive of long commutes after all.

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