It's not you, it's me." Some books just don't work for me, whereas other readers may have really enjoyed them. This feature will be showcasing books that I never finished or reviewed; you know…...the dreaded DNF.
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Goodreads says, "Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other. Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?"
My Thoughts: Surprisingly, Liane Moriarty is a new-to-me author this year. I just read The Husband's Secret a few months ago and was impressed. I planned on reading Big Little Lies next, but when I heard she had another novel coming out this summer, I was excited to get my hands on a copy. That is until I read the first fifty pages. Wow. Not what I was expecting. I actually fell asleep reading it. In the book's defense, I am a bit sleep deprived as I have a three month old at home, but seriously. It wasn't good. The first fifty pages were so damn slow it took me a few days to get through them and I had to keep going back and re-reading. I wasn't even sure where she was going with the conflict....I needed more than just a very, very slow reveal. So, needless to say, I put this one aside. I hear Big Little Lies is better anyway, and plan on checking that one out soon.
A lot of "big time" authors have let me down this summer, including Elin Hilderbrand, whom I normally love. I am not sure if my expectations are just very high or if these authors' latest books just aren't that good.
What do you guys think? Have you read this book? Let me know your thoughts. What's the latest book that you added to your did-not-finish pile?