Monday, June 6, 2022

The Liz Taylor Ring

Author:  Brenda Janowitz

Publisher:  Graydon House

Date Published:  February 1, 2022

Genre:  Adult Fiction, Contemporary

Rating:  ⭐

My Thoughts:

-    Lizzie and Ritchie have a romance for the ages, much like Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, but Ritchie's gambling problem causes trouble in paradise. After a 9 month separation, Ritchie gives Lizzie a big-a diamond ring. It is similar to the one that Burton gifted to Taylor. Flash forward a couple decades and the children of Lizzie and Ritchie all have different stories about what happened to the ring, so no one knows what to think when the ring suddenly shows up again. 

-    The story starts out great. I was highly invested in the family and the mystery, but I slowly lost interest. Towards the end, I felt like circumstances and happenings were convenient and unimaginative. 

-    I loved all the Elizabeth Taylor references, and I loved Lizzie and Ritchie's relationship. 

-    The book made me want to watch all the Elizabeth Taylor movies.

My Thoughts in a GIF:

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

May Stats

Books Read:  5

Pages Read:  2,093

1 Star:  0
2 Stars:  0
3 Stars:  4
4 Stars:  1
5 Stars:  0

Favorite Book of the Month:
The Audacity of Sara Grayson by Joani Elliott

May wasn't a great reading month for me. It also wasn't a great blogging month. I finished two video games, and those occupied my free time. I've also been watching stuff. I have a lack of motivation to blog lately. Hopefully I will get back into it soon.

Goal Progress:

Goodreads Challenge - I am 4 books ahead of schedule. (55/125)

Newbery Award Winners - I didn't read any, but I have one planned for June. (2/20)

Re-Read Books - Nope! (13/20)

Book Club Books - I managed to read my book club book! Yay! I finished it the day of book club, but I still made it! (5/10)

I hope you had a successful reading month.
Happy reading!