This month was a slower month of reading for me. I’ll blame the busy holiday season!
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch – I don’t read a ton of science fiction, but here and there a book in this genre will get my attention. This book was, at times, hard to wrap my mind around. It was very entertaining and I enjoyed it. I think my husband would like it too. Maybe one of these days he will pick it up 🙂 I was happy to read online that it’s being made into a movie. I think it will be a good one!
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – I loved this book. It is so well written, and the way it came together was beautiful. I loved the depth of the characters and the story. It was a quick read, and one of those books I couldn’t wait to get back to. People are complicated, families are complicated, everyone has a story. There was also a really nice photography component to the story which added even more to the book for me. I so enjoyed it.
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward – I barely got this one in under the wire, finishing it on New Year’s Eve. This was a heartbreaking book, and one that will surely leave me with a book hangover. It’s one of those books that leaves me unsure of what to read next. It’s about ghosts, real and figurative, the complications of family and how history shapes our present. It’s really well written and explores race relations, family, the South, and grief. The characters are very well developed; I cared about all of them.
My favorite this month: All three were really good, but going to go with Little Fires Everywhere.