Monday, March 21, 2016

It's Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile!

These are the books I finished last week--
2 very different books.
Both are first person point of view, so we don't get inside anyone else's head, except protagonist, which was especially interesting in this first book----YOU.

From Goodreads:
When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

From Me:
First, the narrator, Santino Fontana, is AWESOME!
There is a FAN base for this awful, evil, villain, because his voice/narration is so good!
As you can tell, I listened to an audio version of this book.
You (as in you, yourself, not the title of the book) get into the head of this serial psychopath killer, who comes off as reasonable in  his own mind.
It's creepy --because he can and does justify every thing he does for this girl he has fallen for.
It's suspenseful and there is lots of tension.
And it's creepy good.

But the voice---I speak for a wider fan base-- we are kind of in love with evil Joe. 
Well, Santino Fontana makes us be!!
4 stars.

The second book  I read was this:

From Goodreads:
There are many rules a priest can't break.
A priest cannot marry. A priest cannot abandon his flock. A priest cannot forsake his God.

From Me:
Let me just say---it's a really, really updated different version of an age old story of a priest falling for one of his parishioners. 
the THORNBIRDS was the first one I ever read.
This might be the last.   I mean I'm not against a forbidden love story, but this one was more than just a romance--it was very graphic, and seriously?  1/2 way thru the book all that talk was boring.
I got carried away by listening to a Podcast about how good it was, so I caved and read it.
YES, women should not be ashamed of what they read, blah blah blah... this was just probably not the book for me.
I mean it was fine---a likable main character (I mean he WAS torn between church and a woman. This  did not come easy for him.)  Just too explicit and not enough story.  
YOU might love it tho.
(I did read it to the end tho, so what does that say?)


I'm reading 5 books this week--all at the same time.
I have never read this many at one time before!
I don't even know how this has happened!
Different rooms, different times of the day--that kind of thing, I guess.  
But I hope to finish them all this week.


Kathryn T said...

Oh the 'evil' narrator sounds wonderful, evilly good! Have seen this book around a fair bit so obviously readers of the genre are enjoying it.

JoAnn said...

I don't think I could read 5 books at the same time, so will be curious to hear how you manage. Good luck!

bermudaonion said...

I loved the audio of You and don't think I'd want to meet Santino Fontana in a dark alley - I'm afraid of him! lol

Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons said...

Every time a book blogger talks about that stalker book I think of Dexter. I just may check out that book. With your second review, I like how you kept it real. When you say "graphic" I am guessing erotica. What fun the author must have had writing this book.

Elizabeth said...

The Name of the Wind looks really the cover too.

ENJOY this week of reading.

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