SOMEBODY KNOCK MY SOCKS OFF!

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I read all the time, but I have to be honest, it’s been an awfully long time since anything has really blown me away.  

I want a knock-your-socks-off kind of book!  

The last two books to do this for me were To Kill A Mockingbird and The Martian.  

I just finished Finders Keepers by Stephen King, which is the follow up to his Mr. Mercedes.  I found it fairly self-indulgent, and I think he’s getting soft as he ages.  He’s not quite been the same since the van.  Granted, I’ll still buy everything the man writes, but I haven’t been wowed in a while.  

I also recently read Bum Rap, but mostly because I needed something quick and it was $0.99 on Amazon.  It was a kind of dumb law read.  

I just started the Outlander series, and it seems “OK.”  I’m only 6% in, but I have yet to be grabbed.  I promised my mother I’d at least hold on until the main character chick goes back in time.  So, I soldier on.  

I like something that has an edge.  TKAM made me think; it made me want to be more Atticus-like. Martian kept me on the edge of my seat, and was “smart” enough to keep me engaged.  I appreciate the beauty of language when I read something like The Goldfinch or All The Light We Cannot See, but I want a blockbuster kind of book.  

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Do you think Outlander will be that book?  Am I judging too soon?  

Who’s read something great lately and is willing to share?  

Please share your insight in the comments below:

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