Three Big Books I’m On The Fence About

The Lincoln Highway

Why on earth would I be on the fence about anything Amor Towles writes? I loved THE RULES OF CIVILITY and I absolutely loved A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW. I enjoy the actual reading of the man’s writing. He’s got a gift. Jenna chose THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY for her bookclub pick. It’s a great choice for men and women. For me, I just did not get caught up in the story.

Matrix

Lauren Groff is not everyone’s cup of tea, not by a long shot. I found her FATES AND FURIES to be captivating and witty with strong and unusual characters. I really liked it. MATRIX is nothing like anything else she’s written. It’s possibly the darkest novel I’ve read in a long, long time. I did not make it through….. So there is that. I tried.

Harlem Shuffle

I am a fan of Colson Whitehead. His last two books definitely deserved to win all the great awards that they did. I have heard him speak about writing this novel. It is good. It’s certainly a different kind of a novel than the ones before it. Once again, just not my cup of tea. It’s a crime novel and I read some of those. This one just didn’t tickle my fancy.

So, there you have it. This fall is filled with books by famous big authors. I had to come to terms with the fact that I can not love them all. There are so many wonderful novels coming down the book avenue in the next six months. Amazing reads that deserve to be read. I will keep you abreast of them.

I welcome your thoughts on these books. We all can’t love the same books all the time. My job as I see it is to let you know how I really feel about the books I read. The best book discussions begin with disagreement. So I would love to hear what your thoughts are…..

Meanwhile, there’s a great little book coming out next week. I can’t wait to blog about it. Stay tuned.

10 thoughts on “Three Big Books I’m On The Fence About

  1. I agree with you on Matrix by Lauren Groff. I did finish the book but was puzzled why it’s being touted as Pulitzer material. I am finishing Harlem Shuffle and have to say I like it! I just got The Lincoln Highway but am aware that there are mixed reviews. So many books to read!

  2. Thank you for your honest reply. I think you will probably like Lincoln Highway. I didn’t not like it, but I just didn’t enjoy it like the first two.

  3. I bought “The Lincoln Highway,” which is very unusual for me, as I usually get books from the library. I loved his first two books so much that I wanted to own it so I could underline and/or make notes as I read it. I have the other two on reserve at the library right now. My favorite books I’ve read recently are “Midnight Library,” “The Four Winds,” “The Vanishing Half,” and a couple of Louise Penny’s mysteries.

    On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM Maurice on Books wrote:

    > lomaurice posted: ” The Lincoln Highway Why on earth would I be on the > fence about anything Amor Towles writes? I loved THE RULES OF CIVILITY and > I absolutely loved A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW. I enjoy the actual reading of the > man’s writing. He’s got a gift. Jenna chose THE ” >

    • Sue, have you read THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY yet? Towles is one of the biggest kings of dialog. He is a gifted writer. No doubt about it.

  4. I haven’t read it yet as I have to finish a couple of library books that are due soon. I have a ticket to hear him speak about it this winter in Naples, FL and I’ll definitely read it well before then. I heard him speak about “A Gentleman in Moscow” and learned a lot about how he approached writing that book, so this talk should be equally good.

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