Fiction / Gentle Reads / Henry

The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick

Library of Lost and FoundHow do I get myself wrapped up in these things?  Allow me to save you some time:  Skip this book!

Perhaps that’s a little harsh, but I simply could not get into “The Library of Lost and Found.”  I found most of the main characters to be annoying, and the interesting part of the book (where the main character, Martha, investigates a book signed by her grandmother three years after her death) only seems to come up every twenty pages or so and doesn’t seem to be a real driving force in the book.

To be fair, this really isn’t the kind of book I would normally gravitate to, but with little else to read at the moment, I thought I’d at least give it a try.  Ultimately, I ended up putting the book down partway through when I realized I just wasn’t making any progress and figured it simply wasn’t worth my time.  I’m sure there’s someone out there with whom this book resonates far more than it does with me, but a weak main character and a plodding story line combined to make this one a thumbs down in my book.

And with that, my reading for 2020 is off with a bit of a whimper, but at least it should be all uphill from here!


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