I sort of lost interest in these book report blog posts and that coincided with me not having a lot of good books to read.
Well, I'm back.
I have read several books that I can't remember. At all. I've also started and abandoned several books.
Here are some of the more recent ones that I actually finished:
Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson**
I read Edenbrooke by the same author and I liked it more than this book. The main character struck me as sort of pathetic. I wanted to tell her several times to get some pride and a backbone. Also, her mother was so villainous that she was more like a Disney stepmother character and less like a real person. Finally, the end left me with questions as to how the author had made those leaps but that has been kind of a theme with books I've read lately.
Sea Change by Karen White*
I read (and endured) this book on the sole basis that I had completely enjoyed the other books I'd read by Karen White. This book was mystifying. Quite often characters in a book don't know what's going on, but the reader does. This was not one of those books. Up until the end I didn't know what was happening or why. In a nutshell: a woman ended up being the reincarnated version of her husband's dead ancestor and the husband's first wife had been the reincarnated version of the dead ancestor's sister.
A Nearly Perfect Copy by Allison Amend *
The reviews I read of this book leave a more favorable impression of this book than I have. It was compelling, but it was a disaster. The whole thing. It was full of unhappy characters who made bad choices and as I read I wondered how the author was going to possibly get them out of the problems they had created for themselves. Spoiler alert: she didn't. The characters with their bad and unethical decisions didn't end up in jail (which I guess was the good news) but they all ended up miserable.
The more I think about it, the less I liked this book.
So now, my new goal for reading is to read more books I actually enjoy.
I'll let you know how it goes.