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Wednesday: Book Review … What Are You Reading?

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How is everyone doing today? I hope everyone is staying safe and being mindful.

We are on the cusp of June and I’m back with an update on my completed, current, and future reads for June.  I’m staying on track with my Good Reads Challenge for 2020, but I fell off with my TBR’s (“To Be Read”) for in May.

I would love to say that I’m one of those people that can power through a book in 3-5 days but truth be told, I’m just a slow reader. For example, it can take me anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks to finish a book, because I’m not picking it up every day.

Also, I  want to thank NetGalley for providing this book and helping with my Good Reads Challenge.

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May Review, June Reading, and Upcoming Reads

The Haunting of H.G. Wells (Read)
The Chestnut Man (Currently Reading)
Night Film: A Novel (Next Read)

My Review

The Haunting of H.G. Wells

Haunting of HG Wells

Author| Robert Masello

Pages| 398

Genre| SyFi, Gothic Fiction

GR Rating | 4.33

Purchase | Available on 10/1

Synopsis | There is a plot against England that even the genius of H. G. Wells could not have imagined.  It’s 1914, and the Great War grips the world—and from the Western Front, a strange story emerges…a story of St. George and a brigade of angels descending from heaven to fight beside the beleaguered British troops. But can there be any truth to it?

My Review | The Haunting of H.G. Wells wouldn’t be a typical book for me, however, “haunting” was in the title (Yes I’m a sucker for the supernatural).  Even though the book was well written, it moved like molasses for me.  Above all, the point was to set the story for that period, as Wells was haunted by his transgressions and time spent on the Western Front.

When the story moved towards the war my eyes glazed over as I lost some interest.  It did pick up towards the end, as the real plot emerged, but there were other areas that I was unsure about or wondered why they were included, as they didn’t help to connect the points in the story for me.  

Above all, this is a good story and a great read if you like period pieces about the war, but … (as they say on American Idol) … “It’s a no for me dog”.  

Currently Reading

The Chestnut Man, A Novel

Chestnut ManAuthor| Soren Sviestrup

Pages| 528

Genre| Mystery & Crime,  Thriller

GR Rating | 4.21

Purchase | Amazon

Synopsis |If you find one, he’s already found you.  A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene.

To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues.

My Next Read

Night Film
Night Film a Novel

Author| Marisha Pessl

Pages| 640

Genre| Thriller, Suspense

GR Rating | 3.78

Purchase | Amazon

Synopsis | On a damp October night, 24-year-old Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise.

Driven by revenge, curiosity, and a need for the truth, McGrath, with the aid of two strangers, is drawn deeper and deeper into Cordova’s eerie, hypnotic world.

Free Resources for Books

For a complete list of resources check out Book Riot.  Also, check out your local libraries that allow for free book downloads as long as you have a library card.

With that, I’ll end today.  Thank you to NetGalley for The Haunting of H.G. Wells.  I hope I’ve given you some great resources for reading and helping to pass the time.  Don’t forget to like this post and comment below on what your reading.  — Peace —

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