This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and all you need to do to participate is answer the following three questions.
What are you currently reading?
I just picked up My Killer Vacation tonight after dinner and I love the way the book has started out so I have my fingers crossed it continues. I’m intrigued by the idea of a rom com meets mystery since those are two of my favorite genres and Tessa Bailey always has romances I either love or really liked.
I did read another chunk of Ducks, Newburyport although I did struggle a bit this time. I know it’s because of the book I recently finished (Our Kind of Cruelty) and I think I will take a bit of a break from this one so I can jump back in with my head cleared. This book and the other are both told entirely in our characters heads and while I enjoy this one I didn’t enjoy Our Kind of Cruelty and I need some time from being so involved in a character for a a few days or so.
What books have you recently finished?
As you just saw above I didn’t enjoy this book. In fact, I hated it. There is absolutely no reason for this book to exist because it doesn’t do anything. This is basically a darker and intensely boring version of YOU except there is no payoff. Upon finishing I gave it two stars because while I think the story is pointless I did think the writing was strong. Then I read the author’s note where she said she wrote this book because of the terrible way women are treated in court and by society and it made this book make no sense at all since it is the complete opposite of what she said. After thinking about it I gave this book one star. Which officially makes this the worst book I’ve read this year.
What do you think you’ll read next?
When a cold-case serial killer returns, FBI special agent Fiona Kelly has one last chance to stop him before he claims the prize he’s always wanted—her.
The sight of a goose feather at a murder scene modeled after a children’s poem is enough to make FBI special agent Fiona Kelly’s blood turn to ice. Almost two decades ago, a feather was left with her sister’s body—and with every subsequent victim of the Nursery Rhyme Killer. Now he’s back. Only this time, his latest gruesome murder is a message to the only one who ever got away: Fiona.
Finding “Rhyme” is an obsession that’s fueled Fiona’s career—and destroyed her marriage to fellow FBI agent Asa Kodiak. Now Fiona and Asa have to put their past tensions aside and work together one last time. But Rhyme is watching, and catching this killer may force Fiona to reveal her biggest, darkest secret…the one only he knows.
“Her Darkest Secret by Jessica R. Patch grabbed me in the first scene of this edge-of-your-seat suspense and didn’t let go until the end!”—Patricia Bradley, author of the Memphis Cold Case novels