5th Book Finished (5/12)

Last night, I finished reading my 5th book – Stay Awake by Dan Chaon

It’s a collection of short stories that are supposed to be independent, but seem to have some similarities. Some of the stories were good while others weren’t. Some stories I didn’t even understand and seemed to end abruptly. I never read short stories before, so maybe I’m not used to it

Overall, I give it 3/5 stars. I guess short stories are just not my cup of tea. If it wasn’t written by Dan Chaon, I probably would have given it 2/5 stars


4th Book Finished (4/12)

Couple days ago I finished another book

I read Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon. I read this book because I have read You Remind Me Of Me by the same author, and I liked it

Await Your Reply didn’t disappoint. I liked it also. How can you not like a book whose starting paragraph is:

“We are on our way to the hospital, Ryan’s father says.

Listen to me, Son:

You are not going to die.”

The book follows the lives of 3 different people but is well done and not even close to confusing. By the end of the book, the reader becomes aware of how the 3 different lives are connected. The stories are also intertwined and play off one another throughout the book

I give this book 4/5 stars

The next book I’m reading is Steve Job’s biography