Monday, June 7, 2010

It's Monday: What are you reading? (6)

It's Monday: What are you reading? is a weekly meme from BookJourney.

I read:
The Spellman Files (The Spellman's #1) by Lisa Lutz
The Spellman's give a new definition to 'disfunctional family.' The Spellmans are PI's, and their three children are raised in the business. David, the eldest, is perfect in every way. Isabel, the youngest for a good while and then suddenly a middle child, was in every way opposite of her perfect brother and made great efforts to be so. Rae, the youngest is surprisingly adept at the family business; she's also addicted to sugar and negotiation.

The Spellman family spends as much time invading each other's privacy as they do investigating for their clients. This leads to many problems for Isabel when she makes an attempt at a normal life.

While extremely sporadic in form, jumping around in the timeline, it somehow still works - and is the better for it. It also made me very thankful for my family. For while reading about the Spellman's is great fun, being a part of that family wouldn't be. Recommended. (*****)

Currently Reading:
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
I read this book a few years ago and really enjoyed it (though I can't really remember much of it now). I'm reading it now for a book group, and I'm looking forward to delving back into it. Hopefully I'll have an awesome and inspiring review of this one for you soon.

To Read:
My to-read pile is getting out of hand. Luckily my summer class is almost over so I'll hopefully be able to get around to all of these!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my goodness! That TBR pile rivals my own! :) I'm very interested in what you think of "The Demon King" !

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