Another month has gone by which means it's time for another round of mini-reviews. My goal is to read a book a week (52 books this year) So let's see how I did this month, eh?
Faithful - I LOVE the cover to this book. I know, you can't judge a book by it's cover. But I did. This book has a great premise. A girl in the early 1900's who wealth is stolen and she's forced to go from high society to living inside Yellowstone. Does she find love?
I wish I could tell you, but I didn't finish it. It was very wordy, which made it somewhat long winded. The story was interesting, but there wasn't enough conflict. I was halfway through when it fell behind my couch and I could find it for a week. When I discovered it, I had no interest in finishing. It wasn't a terrible book, it just bored me. I'm only counting this as 1/2 read.
But other things I vehemently reject, like why Day Care is a better choice, and how we are just fooling ourselves to think breast feeding is a better option for our kids.
I think it was worth the read, but I don't endorse everything in it. Although I would recommend parents read it and judge it for themselves.
I was hooked from line one and it didn't let go until the end. One thing I really loved about this book was how different it was. I could just see a critique partner saying things like --
"You can't use strike through's all the time."
"You can't have repeat words over and over like that."
"You can't internalize so much. "
Well Tahereh Mafi took the words 'you can't' and did this -
you can't and it was amazing. The. Entire. Way. Through. It got me over my little editing slump and has me writing like a fiend again.
Friends, don't be afraid to take risks. Don't lose your voice to rationalized editing. Be bold and your readers will lap it up.
What did you read this month?