It is time again for Quick Lit, my friends!
My reading year has been ‘meh’ so far. I have done a couple re-reads and given up on a couple more. Most of the others have been just alright. I am hoping that my books take a turn for the better soon, because I am patiently waiting for my first book love of 2016.
Here are a few of the books I have read so far this year.
I read this years ago, right after I saw the movie and it started my love affair with Michael Crichton. Of course I had to pick up the audio version! I was pleasantly surprised that it held up pretty well, the only thing that was glaringly 90s was the talk of huge computer processors.
A year after the death of her husband, Harriet readies herself for an Alaskan cruise with her BFF. When Harriet gets some earth-shattering news she looks back at her life (and how she ended up in this mess) with the help of visions of her dead husband, her estranged daughter and some friendly cruise goers.
In 1933, William Dodd takes a post as the US Ambassador to Germany in Berlin. Dodd watches in alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored and scary new laws are made and nobody seems to give a shit. The real star of this story is Martha, Dodd’s daughter, who gets wrapped up in excitement of Nazi propaganda and has one affair after another.
Twins, Julia and Valentina get a letter in the mail saying their aunt, that they had never met, left them gobs of money and a flat in London. The only conditions are that they must live in the flat for a year and their parents are not allowed to live there. This is when the story turns into a ghost story, and a very strange ghost story at that.