|I finished reading this book on March 1, but I read most |
of it in February, so it goes here but doesn't get counted
So, let me share with you my whopping FIVE books that I've completed in February. Bear in mind that one was an audio book and two were pieces of novel-length fan fiction. In other words, not a lot of books.
1. The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham. This is one that I read for work and ended up finishing. I loved the first 50 pages and thought they were quite wonderful, but then I settled into the meat of the book and found it to be okay. The thing is, though, with former Pulitzer prize winning authors, I pretty much have to read the whole book before eliminating it as a selection for our store's FEC, which is why I finished it. Do I recommend it? Well, I definitely recommend the first 50 pages. You can probably stop reading after that point, though.
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4. Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston. This rather haunting novel is the story of a family whose son has been missing for four years. The mother, father, and remaining son are alive, but hardly what you'd call living, when the police call them to say that they think they've found Justin. What ensues is a heartfelt look at a family reunited against all hope, the psychological fallout for each family member, and what this worst and best thing means to their small Texas community. The real kicker though? For the four years that Justin was missing, he was living just across the bay with his abductor the entire time, and that might be the one thing that nobody in the family will ever be able to get over. This book is well written, with good pacing, and I liked it very much, despite constantly wanting more from the shifting perspective of the third-person narrator. This book won't be published until May 2014.