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.
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.
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.