Monday, September 22, 2014

It's Monday! What are you reading?


 

It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. For this meme, bloggers post what they finished last week, what they're currently reading, and what they plan to start this week.
My comments are not meant to be recaps of the story lines as I include a link to Goodreads for their synopsis of the book. I am merely stating how I felt about the book without giving any spoilers.

Finally a satisfying reading week after last week that saw several abandonments.


83 COMPLETED READS TO DATE!


ABANDONED - title?
Thirty Girls
Evening

FINISHED:
Police: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole, #10)


Harry Hole is back!! This book is much longer than Jo's usual writing, so the tension is slow and drawn out,
in a good way!!

After Phantom, which left me wondering if it was the end of the Harry Hole series, I just didn't think Nesbo could ever outdo himself. This is simply a thrilling serial killer story that both grips the reader with the actual case and progresses the stories of the running characters in this series, especially the troubled Harry Hole.

STARTED:

We Are Water

Annie and Viveca plan to wed in the Oh family's hometown of Three Rivers, Connecticut, where gay marriage has recently been legalized. But the impending wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora's box of toxic secrets—dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives.

We Are Water is an intricate and layered portrait of marriage, family, and the inexorable need for understanding and connection, told in the alternating voices of the Ohs—nonconformist Annie; her ex-husband, Orion, a psychologist; Ariane, the do-gooder daughter, and her twin, Andrew, the rebellious only son; and free-spirited Marissa, the youngest Oh. Set in New England and New York during the first years of the Obama presidency, it is also a portrait of modern America, exploring issues of class, changing social mores, the legacy of racial violence, and the nature of creativity and art.

With humor and breathtaking compassion, Wally Lamb brilliantly captures the essence of human experience in vivid and unforgettable characters struggling to find hope and redemption in the aftermath of trauma and loss. We Are Water is vintage Wally Lamb—a compulsively readable, generous, and uplifting masterpiece that digs deep into the complexities of the human heart to explore the ways in which we search for love and meaning in our lives.

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