Extra Books – December 19 to 24

(Christmas Day will be included in the final round-up)

  • The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai
    • Published: June 2011
    • Genre: Fiction
    • Why I picked it up: Read a review in the newspaper, sounded interesting
    • Rating: 3.5 stars
    • Challenges: 100+
    • My Thoughts:
      • A relatively light and easy read, I was expecting this story to be more moving/mature. The ending was underwhelming, but I did enjoy reading this book mainly because of its somewhat outrageous plot, believable and unique characters and the combinations of elements you don’t normally see together, such as a young librairian, a ten-year-old being sent to ‘turn ’em straight’ classes, a kidnapping and the Russian Mafia.