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Books Read in 2024

At the end of every month, I share my ‘reviews’ of books I read in 2024 and where I stand for the year relative to the goal of thirty-three I set for the year. Many of you have written that you enjoy and appreciate my ‘book reviews’ (if you can call them that!), but I always struggle with not giving too much away and am also cognizant that my likes are not everyone else’s.

I am participating in the Goodreads Reading Challenge again this year. Last year, I read thirty books, though my goal was thirty-three. But, if we count audiobooks, I did make it to thirty-three!

An open book.

Here is my quick and dirty review of the books I read in 2024, with one to five thumbs-up. I recently added an ‘eye-roll’ emoji 🙄 for any book that doesn’t even deserve one thumbs-up!

And, if you are looking for good podcasts to listen to, here are some of my favorite podcasts.

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  1. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 The story primarily follows the lives of three of six characters who meet when in high school at an art camp and boldly name their group ‘The Interestings.’ It received mixed reviews on Amazon, but as I said, I am enjoying it. I find the characters very well-drawn and relatable, if not always likable. I enjoy her writing style, which I found humorous and insightful at the same time. I often re-read sentences just for how she captured a thought or emotion.
  2. The 25th Hour by David Benioff👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼I so enjoyed his book, City of Thieves, last year that when my brother sent me this book, I was eager to read it. The story takes place entirely in one 24-hour period, the day before the protagonist, Monty Brogan, is scheduled to report for his 7-year prison sentence. You are also introduced to Monty’s girlfriend and his two best friends. The relationships between all these characters and their challenges are also outlined in this quick read. I’m eager to read more of Benioff’s work.
  3. Almost done with The Uncoupling, also by Meg Wolitzer. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼So, this is a quirky premise; the women in a town whose high school is performing the Greek comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes find themselves completely uninterested in sex with their husbands, boyfriends, lovers, etc… Lysistrata is the story of one woman’s attempt to end the Peloponnesian war by encouraging her fellow Athenian women to decline sex until the war is over. Once again, I really enjoy the writing style of Wolitzer and am enjoying the book!

So, what are you reading, or what have you read recently that you loved? Please pass the titles on to me; I am always looking for good books.

Happy Reading!

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