My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This is a story about an astronaut stranded on Mars after his crew thinks him dead. He has to continually think of ways to keep himself alive. I wrote an entire post on how much I loved this book. It was such a great story and had me rooting for the main character, Mark, the whole time. I loved his sarcastic sense of humor and his "never give up" attitude.
My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
I'm being generous when I say 3 stars, it's more like 2 and a half. I really thought I was going to like this one. It got a bit too unbelievable in parts because I swear the main character must be allergic to police or something! There are so many things that happen to her and she repeatedly refuses to get help from police. And then by the end of the book when the killer is revealed you don't end up caring anymore. Mostly because it doesn't really make sense.
My rating: 1 out of 5 stars
I can't even explain to you how much I disliked this book. Honestly, I didn't even make it until the end. I couldn't get past her complete self-centered attitude and constant complaining about her life (meanwhile she's getting a full year paid vacation from her book advance). I really don't get the hype about this book at all.
Until You're Mine by Samantha Hayes
Claudia Morgan-Brown finally has it all. Pregnant with a much-wanted first baby of her own, she has a happily established family of two small step-sons and a loving husband with a great career. But she is also committed to her full-time job as a social worker, and her husband travels often. So when Claudia hires Zoe to help her around the house in anticipation of the baby’s arrival, it seems like the answer to her prayers. But despite Zoe's glowing recommendations and instant rapport with the children, there's something about her that Claudia cannot trust.
Moreover, there has been a series of violent attacks on pregnant women in the area, and Claudia becomes acutely aware of her vulnerability. With her husband out of town for work and her family far away, who will be there to protect her? And why does she feel unsettled about Zoe? Realizing appearances can be deceiving even in her seemingly perfect world, Claudia digs deeper into Zoe’s blurry past and begins to wonder – how far would someone go to have a child of her own?
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.
Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.
When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.
By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.
What would he say . . . ?
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What have you read lately? Have you read any of these, if so, what were your thoughts?