I lied in the title. First, I didn’t read anything spooky. Second, there were no reads only READ. With the craziness that was October, I only managed to read one book. I got gifted a few books for my birthday and I had hoped to read them all but grief, depression and anxiety were unwelcome guests this past month. So I wasn’t too hard on myself about sticking to my reading goals. I’ll catch up this month!
So which was that one book that I read?
How To Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie
Plot: Grace grows up with her mom in relative poverty wondering where her absentee father is. When her mother dies while she is still a teenager, she discovers who her father is and that he rejected her dying mum’s wishes for him to accept her. Filled with rage, Grace decides to murder his entire family.
Review: I have to say that the dark humour on the title tickled me into picking it up. My family wasn’t amused. The book started off really interesting but slowly seemed to lose the plot and just drone on. Unnecessary elements thrown into the book makes it feel like the plot is not moving along. The ending was so SO blah that I felt instant regret for having invested SO much time into reading the book. What could have been a really fun/funny/intriguing read turned out to be a below average read. I do not recommend wasting your time reading this one.
Verdict: 2/10 (1 for the title and 1 for the book cover)
Wow, this was a short post. I am far from reaching my reading goal for 2022, I hope I can somehow make up in these last two months. What are you reading currently? Any wintery read recommendations for me?
Reading Goal Progress – 23/30
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