#AMonthOfFaves2016: The Most Unique, Weird or Most Memorable Books Read This Year


#AMonthOfFaves2016 has a great topic for today! Check out Tanya at GirlXOXO and Andi at Estella’s Revenge for their take on the topic!


Today’s Topic:

Mon. | Dec. 12 – The Most Unique, Weird or Most Memorable Book(s) Read This Year – not necessarily your favorite book because it could be memorable for how bad or how much you liked or disliked the characters.

I’ve read a good deal of books this year and there are a couple that are sticking with me for various reasons. Note: I did like both books, but I also had some quibbles.

The Girl Before by Rena Olsen


I loved how the story was told- past to present and not in chronological order by any means. However, the main character, Clara, frustrated me at times with her naive ways. I wanted to hand her a big ole cup of Folgers and say “WAKE UP! SMELL THE COFFEE! Do you KNOW what your husband is doing? What you are part of?!” However, as frustrated as I was with her at times, I also liked her. She was fabulously layered and not completely innocent, but not a total slimeball.

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

all is not forgotten

Holy hot mess, folks. This narrator teased me, frustrated me and sometimes made me want to punch a wall because of his smug, all-knowing ways. I even screamed out at the pool one day “WHO IS THE DAMN NARRATOR?” because for several chapters you are left in the dark about who is talking in this book.


*Have you read either of these books?*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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13 thoughts on “#AMonthOfFaves2016: The Most Unique, Weird or Most Memorable Books Read This Year

  1. Good pick on ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN. I felt the same way….just tell me who the narrator is. That was frustrating.

    THE GIRL BEFORE YOU has a very different cover…looks a bit psychotic. 🙂

    For a character you would love to hate, I would pick Jack from BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. Evil, evil person.

    Here is my review if you haven’t read the book: http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/08/behind-closed-doors-by-b-paris.html

    If I am remembering correctly, the psychiatrist was a pretty evil person too in ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN.

    Here is my review: http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/07/all-is-not-forgotten-by-wendy-walker.html

    EXCELLENT post as always, Tamara,…your posts are always so interesting and detailed.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My A Month of Faves

  2. sarahsbookshelvesblog says:

    Haha! Totally with you on All is Not Forgotten! And the narrator question…someone had told me who it was before I got too far in, but I truly don’t think keeping the narrator a secret for so long added anything to the story…probably just the opposite. I thought it was distracting and confusing and not all that suspenseful…I was much happier with the book once I knew who it was.

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