Tonight, my book club meets to discuss In the Time of the Butterflies. I have to tell you, I am not a fan of this book. I was very eager to read it, but at 200 pages in, I’ve decided to divorce it. There are just too many characters and none of them pull me in. I’m disappointed because I have had this book for over a year and I’ve always wanted to read something by Alvarez but this one just didn’t do it for me. My book club may be watching the movie version within the next few weeks and I’m interested to see how the material comes across on film.
Another book that I am giving up on is The Last Song. I read it with Rebecca during her #IHeartTheSpark Twitter read-along and I just could not get through it. Not even for Rebecca and that says a lot. My main issue with this book started with the knowledge that Miley Cyrus is slated to play the lead in the movie version. I like Miley and we watch a lot of her in my house but while reading this one I kept seeing the main character as “Hannah Montana” and I could not for the life of me get that vision out of my head. The writing was so, so…forced. It turned my brain to mush and it took days for me to recover from it. No, I won’t be picking it up again.
So there you have it. Two divorces. I’m a tarnished reader.
Source: The Last Song is a review copy sent to me by Little, Brown and Company. In the Time of the Butterflies was a gift.