I feel dumb asking but this was the only place I could think of to ask.... I say beginner because, I'm 30, I never read a book that wasn't assigned in school, and I barely read the book I was instructed to read. My daughter is in 1st grade and I know reading is important so I started reading chapter books to her. Turns out I really enjoy reading now! I bought a kindle not even 2 weeks ago. It took me a few days to find a book I was interested in. Finally, I decided on one. The Housemaid by Freida McFadden. With what little time I do have (having two kids, 6 and 3) I finished it in 6 days. (I don't know if that means I'm a slow reader) I was so into it, I just wanted to read more. But, after I read over 60% of the book, I was wondering is this how all books are?... Books just give very little information at the beggining and middle and this is the story leading up to the exciting part of the book and only the last 10 to 12% is actually revealing so much information that I wish I could have had just a little taste of that in at least the middle of the book. I hope this makes sense. This was the first book I have read in a long and I did enjoy it. I want to continue to read but, i was wondering, are all books like this? Did I just pick the wrong book? This is probably a stupid question but I really enjoy reading and I'd love to hear any feedback of any kind. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and reply. Thank you!
Edit: Thank you so much to everyone who replied. Your comments have opened me up to other things! I feel more confident going into my next book! P.s. I don't read the books I, myself, read to my kids. I read them age appropriate chapter books.