book report: december 2017

Happy New Year, everyone! I read two books in December and am here with the usual report:

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
This was a fun, quick read that I found perfect for a cold, winter day. I wanted to read it before seeing the movie and I'm glad I did! I'd say it's a great little mystery that you could read in one day, so maybe consider reading this by the fire on Christmas!

Version Control by Dexter Palmer
I'd heard a lot of good things about this book, so I picked it up on a spontaneous trip to Amazon Books. I'm actually not finished yet, about halfway through but it's interesting so far. This is a part literary fiction, part sci-fi story that's both about a marriage and a time machine. The main character is a woman who slowly begins feeling like something is off in the world while her scientist husband becomes more and more obsessed with the device he's building.

Books I Ditched:

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
I'd been looking forward to reading this one and actually received an advance copy, but it ended up not being for me. The concept is interesting but the writing and actual storyline just didn't work in my opinion!

The Dark Dark: Stories by Samantha Hunt
I had heard good things about Samantha Hunt's other book Mr. Splitfoot and had the chance to pick this book of her short stories up for free. I really just couldn't get into it because the tone of the second story in the book was very off-putting to me.