this week

Recently finished — Paper Towns, which I posted on earlier, and Sarah Dessen’s Lock and Key, which I intend to write more about later.  Also, Jane Green’s The Beach House. Jane Green is one of those authors that I find comfortably solid.  In all honesty, her books are rarely remarkable, but they’re nearly always enjoyable.  The Beach House, a story about relationships of every sort, was just that.  Green’s people always feel real, as do their struggles (though her dialogue sometimes doesn’t quite get there), but you can usually count on a (mostly) happy ending.  My one real quibble with this book was the British colloquialisms — Green may be a British author, but in a book set entirely in the U.S., the phrases “get on” and “fairy lights” don’t really have a place (and no, the characters aren’t British).  That aside, if you’ve liked Green’s other works, give this one a try – it’s another solid effort, and the setting of Nantucket makes me want to plan an immediate trip there.

In active progress — I’m a few pages into Karen Joy Fowler’s Wit’s End; not so far as to be committed, but far enough to be intrigued. And I’m listening to and loving – The Girl Who Fell From the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow.  I’m not sure whether to give more credit to the writer or narrator (though I suspect both deserve it), but the voice of 11-year-old Rachel, who narrates most of the story, is coming through beautifully.

About to start — Honestly, I have no idea.  There are so many books on my shelves that I’m looking forward to…but what are your suggestions?


~ by Molly on January 21, 2011.

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