Book Five

My goal for several years has been to read 50 books in one calendar year – 52 weeks – but I have always fallen off the rails around 25 books. This year, I’m twice as determined. I will be posting short reviews of each book with my thoughts and any recommendations I received for the book as well as a link to purchase the book from Amazon, (though I recommend checking your local library first). If you have questions, leave a comment! If you want to follow my journey, find me on Goodreads.

I’m not really sure where I picked up Frame 232 by Wil Mara, to be honest, but I can guarantee it stemmed from my friend Madison reading Stephen King’s novel, 11/22/63, which also revolves around JFK’s assassination. Much of my reading inspiration comes from Madison’s Goodreads profile!

This novel follows the life of the infamous “babushka lady” seen (and never identified) in videos of the JFK assassination. It’s fascinating and almost believable until the author throws in a few random Bible verses. I’m not against scripture intertwined with a plot, but they were interjected in odd places and didn’t seem to belong. However, the tension of the conspiracy kept me turning page after page. Could this woman have secrets to the assassination that are yet unseen? Could we be missing crucial details concerning involvement beyond Lee Harvey Oswald?! Who knows…


Goodreads rating: 3.92/5

My rating: 4/5 stars

Days read: January 18-21

Recommend: Yes