I’ll admit upfront that I’m a huge Jodi Picoult fan.
I discovered Jodi the summer after junior year of college when I was supposed to be working hard as a copy writer intern for an advertising agency. Hah! Well, after the first book (I think it was Plain Truth that got me and still remains my favorite book of hers), I sat at my little intern cubicle and read.that.summer.away. Let’s just say that I got very good at hiding my book the second my boss came into the room! Just like I’ve gotten very good at tossing my cellphone in the backseat when I see a cop on the road since I’ve moved to California.
I kid…I kid!
But back to Jodi—-I couldn’t stop. I had it bad. Hopefully that boss doesn’t read this blog. If you’re a Jodi Picoult fan, you understand that she gets you from the very first page and there’s nothing you can after that.
Well, guess what? Lone Wolf is the same way! It’s all very classic Jodi. However, this book was not my favorite of hers. Don’t get me wrong, when I took this book with me to Avery Island last month I found myself coming home from our fancy dinners and reading late into the night. It’s gripping and also really interesting if you have an unnatural obsession with Julie of the Wolves like I do. I think my main issue with this book was that it was a little on the bland side for me. Other Jodi books have literally had me out of my seat and pacing around the living room (or throwing the book at the wall). To me, Lone Wolf just seemed very typical. I wanted more character development, I think…I’m honestly not sure. Unfortunately though, the last two books I’ve read from her haven’t wowed me like her older stuff.
Remember when books were just $3.95?
In case you’re interested, here are my favorite Jodi books in order.
1. Plain Truth (okay, I might also have an unnatural obsession with reading about Amish people)
2. The Pact
3. Salem Falls
8. House Rules
10. Handle with Care
(I do realize this isn’t all her books, but these are the ones that have really stuck with me over the years)
What about you? Jodi fan? Not so much? Hide books at work? Obsessed with reading about Amish people? Do tell.
P.S. I asked on Twitter the other day what everyone thought of The Vow and if it’s worth renting….well, I watched it last night and LOVED IT. I’m a sap at heart.Pin It