Our book club pick for August was In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume. Available on Amazon here.
When I heard Judy Blume was releasing a new book, I was super excited. Then people started reviewing it and it wasn't amazing. I tried to start it several times but each time my eyes would glaze over and all of a sudden I'd be picking up another book or turning on netflix. You know it's not good when you do that.
Eventually, I got the audiobook because it was easier to listen to than read. Overall, 3 stars.
Anyway. This book was good. It was not bad. But holy moly multple POVs. Seriously, this had more POVs than Game of Thrones. To be honest, at first it was seriously boring. Not to mention, I highly recommend that a person should stay away from books that focus on something that terrifies them. So, if you are scared of flying / plane crashes... Steer clear. This also could have been a contributing reason to the indifference I feel for this book.
Honestly, at the end I felt like I enjoyed it overall, but I would not read it again. It's well written for the most part, because it is Judy Blume, but I wanted so much more from her which might have been unfair of me. It's interesting, the characters are interesting, but none of it is oh my gosh I can't put it down edge of my seat attention grabbing.
It kind of upsets me that I didn't love it because Judy Blume was such a huge part of my childhood and adolescence. I wanted to love this book, but I feel like I should have left Judy in my past. Like how I am sure many people feel with the 'new' Harper Lee book, or how I would feel if Jane Austen suddenly rose from the dead and wrote 50 Shades of Darcy.. which, um, I would totally read, Jane.
Anyway. Do I recommend? Eh. If you're a fan, you're probably gonna read it anyway. It's not bad, it just wasn't great.
Moving on! Our book club pick for September is Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Available on Amazon here. and the kindle is only 99 cents what! This has been on my list for aaaages so I'm excited to finally get to it. The 5th book in the series comes out today, and if it doesn't look like your kind of book I understand... it is a Cinderella retelling, apparently, so the chances of me loving it are like a 100%.
I hope you will join us! Feel free to link up below for this month.