What I Read December 2016 Edition




December is always a hard month for me to get much reading done. The holidays and my birthday keep me pretty busy. I always make up for it in January though when I tend to stay indoors and not venture out into the miserable weather. I will never say that I don't enjoy the cold though because honestly I would rather it was only 4 degrees than have to deal with anything over 70! 


Anyhow to the books! 


1. I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid - I am still not sure what to think about this one. It was weird and creepy but really REALLY slow up until the very last bit, then it was a heart-stopping pace of crazy. I am not sure I enjoyed it or if I was just shocked by it. Honestly if I had not read reviews that told me to stick it out until the end I am not sure that I would have continued to plow through this one to get to the good stuff. So if you are interested in it I would warn that it takes a LONG time to get to the messed up and nail biting part but once you do you won't be able to put this one down. Read at your own discretion! 
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2. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See - I was listening to this one via audio book and had been listening for what felt like hours. I mean I had given Kyra a bath and taken a bath myself and done hair and nails and all that jazz but when I checked my progress I was only on page 78 of the book! Slow narration and a  rather brutal scene in the beginning killed this one for me. It wasn't a bad book really but I definitely preferred Snowflower and the Secret Fan to this one. If you are going to read this one just read the actual book and avoid the audio book completely! 
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So what have you been reading? Be sure to join the linkup and share!
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9 comments:

  1. i keep hearing about I'm Thinking of Ending Things but i don't know if it's for me. i'm curious though! slow narration drives me bonkers, i can't handle it!

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  2. I haven't read a ton of audiobooks, but I hate when narrators (or the story itself) just moves way too slow. I'm not familiar with Lisa See, but I definitely want to check out her work now.

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  3. I find it difficult to stick with really really slow books.

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  4. I'm Thinking of Ending Things is on my TBR and I need to remember that it pays off in the end, so I don't DNF for being slow in the beginning. I prefer fast-paced books so I am not always very patient with slower-paced books.

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  5. I didn't think I'm Thinking of Ending Things had a slow narration at all. Confusing as fuck but not slow. And that end, though. Holy crap! I had to read it like 3 times to understand what I just read.

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  6. My old boss used to love Lisa See books, but I haven't read any yet. I need to soon!

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  7. I haven't heard that many good things about I'm Thinking of Ending Things, so I'm not really sure!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Lauren

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  8. My favorite thing about audible is the ability to speak up the speaking. I'm listening to a Afghan themed book right now and the speech was soooo slooooowwww.. Bumped it up to 1.2/1.4 (character depending) and it's MUCH better. No one takes that long to say words!

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  9. I agree with everything that you said about I'm Thinking of Ending Things. I came SO close to quitting it several times.

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