Time for an update!
Tigers in Red Weather was a bust.
We didn't even talk about it at book club.
This month's bookclub was fun, our hostess had a bonfire and we sat around outside. Though we didn't talk about the book, we did cover a list of other worthy topics, like
Sex (morning vs. night)
Kids and toothpaste
Banana Cream Pie
Corn yields (lots of farmers' wives in the group)
So as you can clearly see, it was a great night, even though we didn't talk about the book.
Tigers in Red Weather was a mess of under developed stories lines. I felt like none of the ideas ever got the full attention they deserved. A tennis match was written with more description and detail than a young girl and boy finding a dead body. It was weird. I didn't finish it. I tried to find the ending by Googling it but all I could find was that the ending was crazy. (so sounds like a fitting ending to a crazily boring book) One part I did like was the descriptions of the 50s era. The fashion, homes, cars and everything from that time always interest me.
So next up! I am reading this:
From Goodreads: Just in time for the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titaniccomes a vivid, romantic, and relentlessly compelling historical novel about a spirited young woman who survives the disaster only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the tragedy.
Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes.
Amidst the chaos and desperate urging of two very different suitors, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat. Tess’s sailor also manages to survive unharmed, witness to Lady Duff Gordon’s questionable actions during the tragedy. Others—including the gallant Midwestern tycoon—are not so lucky...
And that's where I stopped reading the desciption because I didn't want any spoilers/ideas.
I am enjoying it so far!
I am also listening to this in the car:
It's a little different from what I normally read but I am excited to try something new!
From Goodreads (4.27 stars!)
Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies."
When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first.