I have been called out because I am only reviewing books I liked. So here is a list of my recent reads that for one reason or another were just not my cup of tea or I chose not to do a blog review.
I have taken a stand lately that if I see more than 10 errors in the first 50 pages – I stop. If an author does not care enough about their craft to do their very best – then I cannot in good conscience do a review. Some of these books fit in that category – but some do not.
Social Engineer (Brody Taylor Thriller #1) by Ian Sutherland. Apparently I was the only person able to see all the grammatical errors and typos – a lot of potential but could not get into it.
Insectual: The Secret of the Black Butterfly by Barbara Sala. The book summary did not match the book for quite a while. Did not finish it – could not get into it.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd – I really like this book but it was my second read so I did not do it justice with a blog post. I read it when it first came out and I rarely re-read a book but my book club picked it – so I reread. And, I am glad I did – I think I liked it even more the second time.
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Defectors by Joseph Kanon – an average spy thriller – 3 stars – solid just nothing wonderful to set it above other books in this genre.
To Love Enough by Donna Nitz Muller – Could not get the purpose of the story. The characters were not well developed. There could have been a story here but I could just not get into it. All the grammar and typos kept making me stumble in my reading.