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I’ve been reading up a storm and not sharing the dirty deets with you all.  My apologies… Sorrynotsorry.

Anyways, some of these I read so. long. ago.  I don’t really remember much.  From that and being lazy I may or may not include anything past the title and author.

16 – The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer

The description likened this book to the Time Traveler’s Wife.  I disagree… it wasn’t as good.  But still good.  Interesting to say the least.

17 – Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

What’s to say?  I love her.  I love her books.  This one was an interesting concept, although unlikely.

18 – The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

A woman who is essentially incapable of doing anything but lying in bed gets a pet snail.  She spends all day observing said snail and reading about snail behavior.  It was more information about snails than I thought it would be.  I personally find snails kind of fascinating so I liked it, but it was a little slow.  And probably very boring to most people.

19 – Leaving Las Vegas by John O’Brien

I had heard the end was incredibly tragic and I think it was built up too much for me.  By the time I got to the end, it didn’t seem as outrageous as I had expected.  Regardless, I liked the book.

20 – Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline

Once I got into this book it really wrapped me up and I couldn’t put it down.

21 – Take a Load Off, Mona Jamborski by Joanna Franklin Bell

If you ever watch/like My 600 Pound Life, you will love this book.  I don’t love that show (I find it scary and depressing) but this book was really incredible.  Crazy, yes, but I loved it.

22 – Pam of Babylon by Suzanne Jenkins

This book was very odd.  A man dies unexpectedly and his wife finds out some twists and surprises about her late husband’s life.  I liked the book enough, but the author switched perspectives between 3 characters so abruptly sometimes I’d be halfway into their inner monologue thinking it was someone else.  It was confusing.  Apparently she wrote a ton of sequels to this book, which I am sure was a mistake… and I certainly won’t be reading them.

23 – Slip by David Estes

OH. MY. GOD.  This book was INCREDIBLE!!  In future America, the country is low on resources.  To combat over population, you must apply to the government to have a child.  Only once someone else has died will you be allowed to have a child.  Slips are children who are born illegally and continue to live under the radar.  The story is about the head of Population Control and his son, who is a Slip.  This book was riveting… I couldn’t put it down.  Wouldn’t be surprised if this gets turned into a movie soon.

That’s all for now, folks!