I am in the middle of reading The Woman in the Window, as I race to finish it for the final day of the Strict portion of the COYER Winter Switch challenge. I think I will make it. It seems to have a lot of positive buzz around it, and I have to admit I am enjoying it quite a bit. It has Girl on the Train sort of feel, but is different enough to make it something else entirely.
What did she see? It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside.
Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers.
But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself? [Goodreads Summary]
A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the wonderful Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.
Her husband's almost home. He'll catch her this time.
My thoughts: What will he catch her doing? Who is he? Who is she? All of these questions came to mind when I read the opening paragraph. I was hooked immediately.
A weekly meme in which readers share a random sentence or two from page 56 or 56% of the book they are reading. Hosted by the wonderful Freda of Freda's Voice.
I too am a PhD. I too can be ruthlessly logical.
Next move. [56%]
My thoughts: Sounds like the ante has just been upped. Game on.
What do you think? Does this sound like something you would be interested in reading?
Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Each week, Carrie at The Butterfly Reads and Laura from Blue Eye Books ask participants to list what they like and don't like about that week's topic.
This week's topic is Best/Worst Book Read in 2017
Five books earned my top rating last year and to choose a favorite of those five would be
The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Of all the books I read last year, my least favorite was A Brave New World. I even rated the David Sedaris book, Holidays on Ice, half a point higher, and I did not care for that one either. I listened to the audio version of Aldous Huxley's novel, narrated by Michael York, after being unable to read a print copy despite multiple efforts. At least this time I finished it.
What was your best and worst book read in 2017?
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