october & november book report

Some how October (and most of November) got away from me...I guess that's what happens when you are a traveling fool! There were some good reads packed into these last couple of months.  In fact, I think there are more than what I've listed below, but my recall isn't particularly great right now so they will have to go unmentioned for now. 

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Incendiary by Chris Cleave // A few years ago, The Little Bee was recommended to me by a friend and I loved it.  While I was in the San Antonio airport waiting for my flight home at the beginning of October, I ran across this earlier work by the same author.  I bought it on a whim and read almost the entire thing on the flight home.  

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan // This book was much better than I expected it to be...and I think there will be a sequel at some point.  Rich Asians getting into and causing trouble, family drama, and some humor.  All the makings of an entertaining read!

Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith // I read the first couple No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books a couple of years ago and found them entertaining.  They were quick reads and had good stories.  I didn't like this one as much as the first two, but I'm not sure why.  I just wasn't into the story.  I still plan on reading more in this series because I'm hopeful that most of them are as good as the first two books.  

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes // This book is exactly as advertised Mean Girls meets the Perks of Being a Wallflower."  Although it's not quite as funny as Mean Girls, and not quite as good The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  It was a pretty good book, but by the end I kind of stopped caring about the main character.  That happens to me sometimes.  Overall it was a good book.  

Night Film by Marisha Pessl // I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it was not at all what I got.  This book was creepy, a little bit scary, kind of messed up, but really good.  Not something that I recommend reading while in the dark or alone.  I had to read a couple of chapters of other things prior to going to sleep while reading this one...

A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout // A memoir about a woman whose love of adventure and travel led her to Somalia, and then fifteen months of captivity.  Definitely not a light read, although the first few chapters read more like a novel than a memoir.  

Martha Rosenstein, FNP