What book have you most recently finished?

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  • Mark Housley 9 months ago

    I picked up Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu yesterday and I thought it was brilliant. I couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting. The author is an avowed feminist and the book reflects that passion. It is a YA novel and perfect for budding feminists out there. (As an aside, I've never understood why "feminism" is such a divisive term.) There is a lot of interesting music mentioned in the book and I pulled some up and let it be my soundtrack for the book. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in, well, feminism. It's especially relevant in these days of #MeToo and #Time'sUp.

  • Lucy Cruickshanks 9 months ago

    The last book I finished was Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. I thought the plot was clever but I'm not sure it lived up to the hype for me overall. I'm still processing my thoughts as to why! I started reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline yesterday, however, and it's so much fun! I am utterly hooked! (And I didn't expect to be!) I saw a lot of buzz about Moxie when it came out in the UK last eyar bit I haven't read it myself. Glad to hear you're enjoying it!

  • Scott Cruickshanks 9 months ago

    The last book that I finished was Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil and I found it an interesting non-fiction read that explore whether "Big data" has negative impacts on certain sections of society. It definitiely made me think a lot.

  • Sarah Smith 9 months ago

    Hi! I have just finished Water for Elephant by Sara Gruen and I was pretty dissapointed TBH! I thought it was pretty cliched and predictable but maybe that is just me :-(

  • Isa van der Aart 9 months ago

    Heyy! The last book I read was 'Red queen' by Christina Henry, it's a sequel to her book 'Alice'. It a kind of dark spinoff of 'Alice in Wonderland'. I have had the first book for ages but never got to reading it until last monday, i read it in one day and loved it, I imidiatly bought the sequel (which i finished today) and also loved this one. It has fantasy, crime, romance and its really dark, which i personally like alot. ^^

    Btw I'm not a native English speaker so sorry for any mistakes.

  • Mark Housley 9 months ago

    @isa I'll have to give Alice a try :) 

    Glad to see the responses here!

  • Hoot24 9 months ago

    The last book I read was "Miss. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs. This book was a strange and wonderful novel. I couldn't put it down. Ransom's use of old photographs made the book for me. It was truly like I was watching a movie while reading his descriptive writing. I am currently reading the second novel "Hollow City", and it is just as good.

  • Eleanor Cooper 9 months ago

    I've just finished 'Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine' by Gail Honeyman. It was recommended to me by my manager, and was also drawn to the fact that the main character shared my name! I found it completely engrossing. It's an incredible story of loneliness, but also of a woman finally learning to appreciate herself after a lifetime of self-hatred that she wasn't even fully aware of. It showed great examples of how little acts of kindness can truly impact people's lives for the better, and had some incredibly moving moments - I started crying when she got a haircut, it's that good! The characters are all complex and intriguing, and the writing style is fascinating as it's being told by someone who thinks in such a unique way. It is currently my top book on Bookaxe, an all-time favourite. I hope everyone reads it and might love it even half as much as I did.

  • Lucy Cruickshanks 9 months ago

    I LOVE the sound of Eleanor Oliphant! Everyone I know who has read it raves about it. I think it's something pretty special when a book can make you have a genuine emotional reaction like that. There's a special place in my heart for books that make me cry! I must get around to reading this soon, I think. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Mark Housley 9 months ago

    For a contrary opinion on Eleanor, it was a DNF for me. The MC wasn't engaging and the embarrassment I felt for her actions was strong. It was hard to engage with the story, too. 

    I really wanted to like this one, too.

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