What I've read since last link-up:
2. 18 and Life on Skid Row by Sebastian Bach - Those who know me know that I am a fan of rock music and rock bios. First and foremost, Sebastian Bach is a true fanatic for music. He calls about a dozen guys his "hero" in this book. I'm okay with that. Who says you need to limit yourself to one hero? He name drops. A lot. But I do believe he is such a genuine fan of those people. Sebastian is also a fan of himself. That's no secret. He's toured the world in a rock band. He's performed on Broadway and was even in Gilmore Girls. This book had what I wanted from a rock bio - stories about music and excess, the highs and the lows of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. 4/5
3. Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight - I wanted to know how all the stories unfolded, but I wasn't exactly satisfied. Can't really explain my dissatisfaction without giving up spoilers. Too many characters. Some written well and some not. 2/5
4. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby - I've heard that Jonathan Tropper (a favortie author of mine) is the American version of British author, Nick Hornby. I've seen a couple of movies based on Hornby books (About a Boy and this one.) I don't usually read books when I've already seen the movie, but I'm so glad I did with this one. Plus, I'd been wanting to read a Hornby book for years. Happy I finally did. Even though the guys are total music snobs, and I hate music snobs. Even though the main character, Rob, is completely exhausting at times, other times I couldn't help but love him. I can see the Tropper/Hornby comparison and will definitely grab another book by this author. 4/5
5. The Pact by Jodi Picoult - I was late to the Jodi Picoult party. I hadn't read a book of hers until last year (Nineteen Minutes). I followed that up last month with Small Great Things and now, The Pact. She sure does know how to tackle complicated, heavy, difficult topics and write a complex, riveting story. 4.5/5
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