50/50 Friday is a meme hosted by Carrie @The Butterfly Reads and I and focuses on the opposite sides of books (best/worst, differing opinions, etc). Every week will have a new topic and several advance topics will be listed in the tab labeled 50/50 Friday!
Today’s Topic: First/Last Book Read in 2017
Hercule Poirot #17
“The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Yet in this exotic setting, nothing is ever quite what it seems… “
I started off the year with a series of Agatha Christie reads and this one happened to be 5 stars so I really started off the year with a bang! I highly recommend this one.
Hercule Poirot #22
“As Elinor Carlisle stands before the Maidensford courts pleading not guilty to murder, her eyes meet those of a total stranger – the only man who believes in her innocence: Hercule Poirot. The case has sparked the interest of the Belgian detective. So have the suspicious events that have doomed Miss Carlisle to an inescapable fate. It began with an anonymous letter, a dying aunt, a handsome inheritance… and poison. Poirot’s investigation is about to draw him into the shadows of a deadly family secret, and a mystery that could save a woman’s life – or end it…”
Coincidentally, I capped the year with another Agatha Christie! I think it’s because my winter break spans from the end of December to the beginning of February so I’m home during that time period where my collection of Agatha Christie books is! I’m slowly making my way through the 50-60 books that my parents gifted to me. This one wasn’t one of my favorites (I rated it 3 stars) but I tend to have a specific preference for mysteries. So you might like this! It’s kind of fitting though, because I failed on all the challenges I set for myself so I should end the year on a low note. This year I’m doing better, though!
Have you read either of these? How did you begin and end your 2017? Make a post and link up down below!
Next Week’s Topic: Best/Worst Book Read in April