Friction by Sandra Brown | Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes & James Bullock | Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas | Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines | His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay | The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick | The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley | Children of Liberty by Paullina Simons
What prompts you to buy a book?
Nowadays, there doesn’t seem to be a legitimately valid reason. It’s the weekend, and since we’re in the city, the bookstore is always on the list of places to go to after our errands are done.
I suppose. Sandra Brown is on that list. As well, Huntley Fitzpatrick. I know the former is almost always a sure thing, the latter, I’m not so sure. But I’ve enjoyed Huntley’s books in the past, so regardless of the overwhelming lacklustre reviews for her latest, I know I have to see for myself. I really hope I’ll fare much better than most, though.
Once upon a time, I would read just about anything Elizabeth Hay puts out. But for the last several years, I’ve not had much luck with her books. I’ve always appreciated her uncanny way of writing fiction that almost functions as a self-help book, but nowadays, I’ve strayed far away from them.
Lisa Kleypas is mostly known for her historical romance books. But I’ve always loved her contemporary romance more than anything. The Travises’ is a favourite series of mine. Truthfully, I didn’t know there’s an instalment. As always, the blogosphere is a fantastic marketing machine.
Finally, Paullina Simons is a latest obsession. I’m not a fan of Alexander’s father, but that’s not reason enough for me to miss out on the genesis of The Bronze Horseman.
This is the most effective way of getting people to the bookstore. A few recommendations for the same book, and I’m sunk. While the Carnival at Bray is a critically-acclaimed book, sad to say that I’ve never heard of it until last week.
Until Friday Night was a book that’s been getting some polarizing reviews. I bought it because I wanted to see if Abbi and I can put our tumultuous past aside and start anew. I’m determined to like her books again.