Final set of reviews for November!! Woohoo!!
Sometimes I don’t feel like writing a full review for whatever reason, either because life is busy and I don’t have time, or because a book didn’t stir me enough. Sometimes, it’s because a book was so good that I just don’t have anything to say beyond that I loved it! Frequently, I’m just wayyy behind on reviews and am trying to catch up. For whatever reason, these are books that only have a few paragraphs of thoughts from me.
The Shallow Waters of Romance by Charlotte Darcy – 3*
This was a free Kindle book I finally got around to reading. Not sure why I didn’t read it was soon as I got it, considering it’s only 65 pages long. That was also the main problem with this one – 65 pages just wasn’t enough to actually tell a story. The bones were there and they were good, but overall it felt pointless because there is zero real character development or opportunity for anyone to do anything.
Doctor’s Boy by Karin Anckarsvard – 3.5*
This is another one that has been on my shelves for absolutely ever. A children’s chapter book, I was utterly charmed by it at first – a delightful story about a young boy learning about poverty and the importance of helping those around us. However, this book literally just stopped – to the point that I wondered if my book had been published with a missing final chapter?? I’m still confused by the way this book ended without any real conclusion, and still am wondering if something was lost in the translation from its original Swedish!
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie – 3.5*
This was November’s Christie book for the Litsy group that is reading through her entire bibliography, and while perfectly enjoyable, it’s not one of my favorites. It’s all a little melodramatic, and I always prefer Poirot to be there the entire time instead of showing up in the middle. Still, even though I had read it before I couldn’t remember the conclusion, and quite enjoyed watching the story unravel.
The Singles Table by Sara Desai – 3.5*
After really enjoying the first two books in this series, The Marriage Game and The Dating Plan, I was a little let down by this one. First off, there was virtually no crossover from the earlier characters, so I’m not even sure why this is considered to be a part of the series. Secondly, it felt like there were way more sexy times in this one than the other two books. Thirdly, I didn’t really like Zara and found her character development to be quite uneven – as was Jay’s. It felt like both of them were going back and forth a lot about everything, and I wasn’t sure if I should really be rooting for them as a couple or not. A fine little romance, but it lacked the charisma of the two earlier books.