October 2020 Book of the Month Club - 1st Year Anniversary (Poll)

Vote for the book we should read in October 2020

  • Biography – The House of Kennedy by James Patterson and Cynthia Fagen

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Contemporary Romance – The Numbers Game by Danielle Steel

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dystopian – 1984 by George Orwell

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • Historical – Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • Thriller – Killing Me Softly by Nikki French

    Votes: 3 37.5%

  • Total voters
    8
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I will today :) been working at the County Election processing mail ballots and my niece is visiting so I will chime in today.
No rush. Whenever you have time. Just wanted to be sure you hadn't forgotten to post. :)
 

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Grayson’s Mummy Julia Grayson’s Mummy Julia : Just wondering if you're reading / finished the book, and if so, what you think of it?



pearl99 pearl99 : Don't forget to post your review.
So sorry guys, I didn’t end up starting killing me softly in the end. However I’ve already started where the crawdads sing which I love! I’m not the fastest reader so thought I’d get a head start. Don’t worry won’t post any spoilers but you guys are gonna love it and I can’t wait to discuss with you all❤❤
 
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So sorry guys, I didn’t end up starting killing me softly in the end. However I’ve already started where the crawdads sing which I love! I’m not the fastest reader so thought I’d get a head start. Don’t worry won’t post any spoilers but you guys are gonna love it and I can’t wait to discuss with you all❤❤
No worries. See you in November. :redheartpump:
 

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I did enjoy it, except for the *you know.* It was one I could put down till about the last 25% then I had to read into the night. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.

I couldn't in some ways see all this happening so fast with just a gaze-lock on the street, but then have had a supercharged chemistry thing happen in the past but I had a bit more level head about it and no it didn't lead to a nightmare like this. I guess it was a couple of months before A/A getting married, so a bit of time.
With all of Adam's mysteriousness and the magnetic attraction, his not being very forthcoming Alice was in this also to try to get deeper into his psyche, drawn to it- I felt she couldn't let it go, so driven by it. Though she did have doubts.
With Alice really wanting to find out about his past (jealously about the past girlfriends) and not letting Adam go in spite of the abuse she's really sucked in- doesn't see her friends, lets her job slide, she's not caring for or about herself, under a spell with him, etc. and I could feel the oppression.
That kind of thing does happen to women, and it doesn't feel completely unrealistic to me.
I did have the feeling Adam had killed the women. And that he continued the notes and...Sherpa.
I'm not surprised by Adam's suicide either. He's sooo controlling plus a seeming hero and has to be in control. With all of his crimes out he has no control any more, and this is the last act of control.
All in all a good psychological thriller.
 

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The one little thing that bothered me was when Alice began to neglect her appearance. Losing weight,
not wearing make-up, hair a mess. Yet she seemed to still perform well at work.
 

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The one little thing that bothered me was when Alice began to neglect her appearance. Losing weight,
not wearing make-up, hair a mess. Yet she seemed to still perform well at work.
Given what Alice had said concerning her "work," she wasn't really performing in the first place. It was one of those jobs where she "performed" simply by being there and nodding her head! WHY OH WHY did I never have a job like that???
 

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I thought it was super weird that Alice's old circle of friends invited her AND Adam to a birthday party but maybe it was their way of checking up on him and her.
Yeah, I thought that was strange but nice. I guess the crew was being mature but what would Jake be feeling during the party?
Alice and Adam hadn't been together very long. If I were Jake I wouldn't have gone.
 
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