Booking Through Thursday: Recent Big

Here’s this week’s Booking Through Thursday question:

What’s the biggest book you’ve read recently?
(Feel free to think “big” as size, or as popularity, or in any other way you care to interpret.)
Well, I’m going with A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick–which is “big” in the sense of “popular via word of mouth.” I also sense that the publisher is pushing it, because it’s received some decent promotion that way, too.
Because it’s “big,” I haven’t written about A Reliable Wife on my blog, since it seems that so many people already have heard about it and I don’t know that I have much new to add. I liked it OK, and it felt like rather a guilty pleasure to read. But I also disliked all the characters, so I wasn’t fond of the book… just hooked on finding out what would happen. It was a plot thing.
So here’s what I think is driving the word-of-mouth popularity: This book is hot (in the sense of Steamy). And I think it’s apt to satisfy the Jodi Picoult fans because it also has a humungo plot twist.
Was it worth all the hype? Naaah. But it sure sucked me in and made me tear through it at breakneck speed. So that’s not nothing!

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