In case you missed it, I posted my January reads last week. I was only about a month late but you should check them out. I had some really good reads in January. February was a decent mix after I finished a book that took me a solid two weeks to read because of my lack of interest. Check out my reviews below to see which one.
I finally gave into reading A Dog's Purpose. One of my good friends recommended it to me when it first came out many years ago and I thought it might not be a book for me. I literally bawled everytime Bailey died. I've found myself thinking about it quite a few times since I finished. I'd like to think the same kind of loyalty is found in cats but we all know cats dgaf. I absolutely loved that the book was narrated from the dogs view.
I'll Give You the Sun is easily my favorite book of the year so far. I fell into this one head first from the opening page. Everything about this book was superb. I loved Nelson's writing and the story of Noah and Jude and Jude's evolution. I was a huge fan of Aristotle and Dante and if you were too, you need to check out this book. The only thing that would have made this book better is if there was pictures of Noah's art.
Inspector Gamache #11
This is the first of the Inspector Gamache books read not by Ralph Cosham. Even though I knew it was coming, it took me a while to get into the book. I was confused why they would choose someone with a British accent to narrate a French-Canadian book and the pronunciation of characters and words was just off. (I just Googled Cosham and he was British too but I never would have guessed that) With that being said, I did enjoy the story. It was a bit darker than Penny's other books. This is the first time a child has died. I hope this isn't the last we see of Fleming because I was intrigued by him; I like psychopaths. It's still hard to see Gamache in a different role. Next up is The Great Reckoning which I heard was amazing and then I'm all caught up.
All Fall Down was my first Weiner book and I'm not sure if I will read another one. I probably should have DNF this one a long time ago but I slogged through it. I kept thinking surely something is going to happen but nope. I found this pointless and mind numbing. I was hoping that there would be some major turning point like the character would crash her car or OD on pills but it was so uneventful.
I think I might have liked this one more if I hadn't just come off my I'll Give You the Sun high. Both books shared the same theme of a boy finding his sexuality and because that was the main thread, it felt like the two books were leagues apart. Totally chalking this one up to timing.
Love It: I'll Give You the Sun
Leave It: All Fall Down