Savor, Skim, or Skip? Fall Edition
Historically I haven’t read a lot of brand new fiction, partly because I perpetually have a long TBR list, and mostly because of cost. So I decided to continue my membership because it’s an incredibly good deal and has exposed me to tons of new titles I may not have learned about until much later!
Out of my BOTM selections from the last few months, I’ll tell you: Which one to savor, meaning get your hands on it ASAP and curl up with it. Which one to skim, meaning it’s worth the read but there’s no rush. And, which one to skip, which is self explanatory!
A Million Junes by Emily Henry
Reading this book was a truly magical experience. It’s beautifully written novel exploring the meanings of family and loyalty, love and grief. This is a refreshingly lovely twist on the traditional star crossed lovers plot found in many Young Adult novels. The writing Is lyrical, and compelling.
This is definitely a novel to savor.
The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy
This is the story of two sisters left homeless after their mother’s death. Older sister Mary will do anything she has to, to take care of her little sister. Told in alternating timelines, this is a beautifully written novel about family, loyalty, love, and survival. It’s an exploration of secrets kept, and what happens when there are threats of those secrets being told. While it’s an interesting story, I found it took a bit longer than it needed to get to its core, so this is one you might want to skim.
Woman No. 17 by Eden Lepucki
I was expecting a lot of twists in this book. Instead, there is a slow unwinding of secrets. The characters all have questionable morals and are hiding things from each other. I enjoyed disliking them and couldn’t wait to see how their lies unraveled, but by the time they did, it was a let down. This is one you can skip and find the promised experience of a good mystery elsewhere.
What do you think of my choices? I’d love to hear from you if you’ve read any of the above.