Anne, at Modern Mrs. Darcy, hosts a wonderful monthly reading round up called Twitterature in which writers are asked to create short, Twitter-style reviews of their recent reads. It’s a fun and easy way to learn what people are loving and in some cases, leaving.
Here is my list for this month.
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver. Recently I was asked to choose my favorite read of the year at Great New Books. One of my fellow GNB writers grabbed Me Before You before I got a chance so I chose Mary Coin, a fabulous read about an iconic Depression era photograph, the woman who took the picture and the subject of the photograph. Highly recommended.
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell. This book left such an impression on my that I couldn’t wait for Twitterature to write about it. I wrote this post the day after I finished reading. It’s a hard book to review because after you’ve finished almost everything seems like it could be a spoiler.
Divergent by Veronica Roth. A post-apocolypitc story with a female protagonist. I think I waited to long to read this book and had heard too many great things about it. I liked it but couldn’t stop comparing in to the Hunger Games. I also had a nagging feeling that the author was picturing a movie script as she wrote the book which is always a bit of a disappointment for me.