fall reading wrap up πŸ§ΈπŸ§ΊπŸ‚ ngl it was kinda rough | Summary and Q&A

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November 19, 2023
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fall reading wrap up πŸ§ΈπŸ§ΊπŸ‚ ngl it was kinda rough

TL;DR

Reviews and reflections on a selection of books read in September and October, including thrillers, nostalgic reads, and one particularly disappointing book.

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Questions & Answers

Q: Which book had the most unexpected ending?

"And Then There Were None" had the most surprising ending that left the reader shocked and satisfied.

Q: Were all the thrillers enjoyable?

While some thrillers like "The Silent Patient" and "And Then There Were None" were highly enjoyable, others like "The Hunting Party" fell short due to predictable plotlines and unlikable characters.

Q: Did the author adequately represent black characters in "My High"?

No, the author did not properly represent black characters, as the only indication of their ethnicity was through repeated references to curly hair and brown skin, with no mention of cultural or social aspects.

Q: Which book left the biggest impact on the reviewer?

"Educated" had the biggest impact as an inspiring memoir of resilience and personal growth, leaving the reviewer feeling proud of the author and reflecting on their own journey.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • "Finley Donovan is Killing It" is a light-hearted thriller about a single mom who writes thrillers herself, with a rating of 3 out of 5 stars.

  • "And Then There Were None" is a thrilling mystery with unexpected twists and a surprising ending, rated 5 out of 5 stars.

  • "Twilight" brings back nostalgia but is not considered a love standard, still rated 5 out of 5 stars.

  • "Frankenstein" offers a philosophical perspective, exploring the human nature of the monster and its societal representation, rated 4 out of 5 stars.

  • "The Silent Patient" lives up to the hype as a gripping thriller with an unexpected ending, rated 5 out of 5 stars.

  • "The Maid" is a decent thriller with a disappointing representation of a character on the autism spectrum, rated 3 out of 5 stars.

  • "The Hunting Party" was a fun but predictable thriller with unlikable characters, rated 3 out of 5 stars.

  • "Educated" is an inspiring memoir about overcoming trauma and rising above life's challenges, rated 5 out of 5 stars.

  • "Divine Rivals" was deemed a light read with limited depth and character development, rated 3.75 out of 5 stars.

  • "7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle" was an okay read, but the writing was lacking and the representation of black characters was inadequate, rated 3 out of 5 stars.

  • "My High" by Liz Tom Ford was a poorly written book with weak character development and inadequate representation of black characters, rated 1 out of 5 stars.

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