The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell

First book I've read by this author, surprising as she has written so many. While this book never quite hit its stride I enjoyed it nevertheless. I look forward to reading more by this author. And this is one of her more quirkier books--according to the author herself.

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

I must be a little off my game. This book got rave reviews and seemed like it would be an entertaining diversion but...once again a whole portion of this book is devoted to delusion and has fever dream like quality. Others seem to love this aspect. I mean I get it NO ONE likes to lose a beloved pet to a tumour--I've gone through two such experiences myself. I'm a cat person--maybe dog-person relationships are different---but I'm sticking with cats and a less delusional take on the loss of my beloved Frank and Zelda.

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Mrs. March by Virginia Feito


I wanted to like this book as much as everyone else seems to...but I have never been much of a fan of "fever dream' writing. At the end of the book I was torn between wondering what actually happened and if I even really cared.


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