Quick takes- October 2016

This Must Be the Place. 5 stars. Great characters, great stories, perfect novel. Recommended to: everyone.

Girls on Fire. 2 stars. Badly done, overly dramatic, adolescent in a bad way.

Miller’s Valley. 4 stars. Anna Quindlen is always pretty reliable. Not exceptionally memorable but solid.

Every Kind of Wanting. 4 stars. Good but I feel like it could have been better.

Today Will Be Different. 2 stars. Even with low expectations I was disappointed.

The Nix. 5 stars. Killer. Highly recommended, especially if you’re looking for something on the longer side.

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty. 3 stars. Totally forgettable. Not terrible but it’s been done before, and better.

Problems. 3 stars. Had its moments and is kind of funny but just not really my thing.

Textbook. 3, maybe 3 1/2. Shrug. Sort of fun but not sure what the point was. She does seem like a very lovely person though.

Happy Family. 2 stars. Starts out well, goes nowhere, overall kind of annoying.

I Let You Go. 3 1/2 stars. One good twist, otherwise a standard thriller. Worth a read if you’re into suspense.

A Certain Age. 5 stars. I loved this! Still on a high from this one.

The Girl in the Red Coat. 2 stars. Once it gets past the setup it’s very dull. Feels like the author just got tired of it and said, okay, The End.

Top picks: This Must Be the Place, The Nix, A Certain Age.