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Hey ReaderAthon Wrap Up

Last week was the Hey ReaderAThon and I only managed to finish one book. Thankfully, it is also one that is on my monthly TBR so even though it wasn’t as much as I wanted I still feel productive. My reading is at a standstill again but I’m trying to just ride the waves and not get too bummed out about it since this year has been a lot. I’ve also been thinking that I might be suffering from some burnout since I have already read 155 books this year which is the most I have ever read in a year!

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I started reading The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey for this readathon but I only got about 20% in before I stalled out. I hope to finish this book this month because I really want to see how the story unfolds. Also, this is an Australian crime mystery which I have never read before but I am enjoying the setting almost as much as the plot.

I flew through this book in two days which I think is a real testament of how great of a job Julie Clark did with this book considering the struggles that I have been having for the past couple of months. This is a page turning suspense novel that follows two strong female narrators, Claire and Eva. Claire’s storyline is our present day storyline and we get Eva’s perspective as we see the events that led to her asking Claire to switch plane tickets with her. This was a genius way to tell this story since I was flipping as fast as I could to see what was going to happen next in both timelines. This story was heavily inspired by the Me Too movement and I really appreciated how Clark let the women’s individual circumstances tell the story and the message never felt forced at any time. I have to say that as much as I enjoyed this book I was pretty disappointed by the ending. To say anything further would drift into spoilers but I wish I had gotten the ending I was looking forward to. The Last Flight is a fun and quick read that I think a wide variety of people will love.



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