The Last Time I Saw You Book Review

Book review by Dinh.

2.5 stars

Read synopsis here.

Review:

I was excited to read The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine because I had read The Last Mrs. Parrish and loved it for its fast pace psychological thriller.

I was hoping that this follow up book was going to be just as good.

Did it meet my expectations? Unfortunately it did not meet my expectations. I was highly disappointed with the book. To give it to you straight- it was horrible!

Here’s why it was not for me:

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The Last Time I Saw You Book Club Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions:

1.Were you surprised by who the murderer was? Did you guess right?

2. Kate English and Blaire Barrington’s friendship ended because of Simon and a difference in opinions. What did you think about the friendship between Kate and Blaire? Do you think that their friendship was tenuous? Have you fallen out with a friend because of a new boyfriend/girlfriend?

3. Which character did you least like? Which character did you like?

4. Can you relate to, or identify with any of the characters?

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Books That I Read! Mid Year Book Update 2019

It’s that time again to wrap up my reading progress for the first half of the year, 2019.

I am ecstatic to report that I read more books than I could ever imagine. I read a total of 80 books in 6 months. That’s a world record for me. I went over my Goodreads reading challenge by 20 books already!

I have bested my reading challenge by following my own tips! Want to read more? Check out my Top 5 Tips On How To Read More.

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The Seven Or Eight Deaths Of Stella Fortuna Book Review

Book Review by Dinh.

4.5 stars out of 5 stars

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Review:

From the title, The Seven Or Eight Deaths Of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames I was thinking a murder mystery but it was not what I had expected. I had read The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton last year and thought it would be something similar, like a who dunnit murder mystery. I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be an Italian family saga novel.

This was a debut novel for Juliet Grames and what a great start! I loved this book!

This book is definitely worth reading, and here’s why:

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The Seven Or Eight Deaths Of Stella Fortuna Book Club Discussion Questions

Discussion Questions:

1.Assunta Mascaro, Stella’s mother was very religious. She believed in Jesus Christ and went to mass. When Assunta went into labor with her first child, the older women of Ievoli hung mint over her bed to ward off the Evil Eye. Why do you think that the women, who believed in God, also practiced things to ward off the Evil Eye? Is there a contradiction here? How do you explain it?

2. Of Stella’s many near deaths, which one did you like the most? Why?

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Manhattan Beach Book Review

Book Review by Dinh.

3 stars out of 5

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Review:

I always look forward to reading a book written by Pulitzer prize winner. Jennifer Egan won the prize for fiction in 2011 with A Visit From The Goon Squad.

Manhattan Beach, Egan’s latest novel, was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Guardian, Esquire, The Washington Post, Time, USA TODAY, and Vogue.

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