Book Review 10/26/17

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Book Review 10/26/17

This is my first book review.  I cannot promise how often it will happen, but because I love hearing others opinions about books, I thought I would pass mine along as well.  Reading is not a luxury these days for me.  So, my alternative is listening to books on tape.  I am listing my most recent 6 books and my thoughts.

I go a little crazy when people ask for reading lists on Facebook because I am ALWAYS looking for a great book.   I log it and sometimes get to it and sometimes do not.  I just want to know when I do find the time to read, it is going to be AWESOME.  Who has time for a not so good book?!?!

I get A LOT of my book recommendations from my girlfriend in Chapel Hill, Carrie.  She is always on top of her book game.  You can read her list here.  I also check out Shay’s list here.

Book Review 10/26/17

The One that Got Away by Bethany Chase

This one was good…not great, but a good, quick, chick book.  I liked the main character, Sarina, she’s relatable, especially when I remember myself in my mid to late 20’s.  Totally career focused and “thinks” she has the perfect man…can we all relate?!?!  As we all know, life is not quite that simple 🙂

Book Review 10/26/17

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

This book read a bit like non-fiction and was hard for me to get excited about in the beginning.  But, then it was SO GOOD.  It is the story of 2 sisters, opposite in personality and their experiences during German-occupied war torn France.  It goes back and forth between present time and WW II.  It is an AMAZING book.  I was literally crying by the end.  HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Book Review 10/26/17

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

This was a good murder mystery.  Not my favorite murder mystery but entertaining and kept me coming back.  The book opens up to the main character leaving her dead husband’s body at the bottom of the stairway, her claiming she did not do it and OH, she has been accused of a murder in the past.  So, she runs.  It all comes back to where it began decades ago and all the loops are closed.

Book Review 10/26/17

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

This was just FUN.  I both laughed and rolled my eyes which I think is the intention.  It is about ridiculously rich Asian families and their crazy lifestyles.  One member of the wealthy family brings his girlfriend home and well, she is not treated so hospitably.  If you are looking for a light hearted, easy read, this is it!!

Book Review 10/26/17

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This one was quite interesting.  It is certainly a situation that NO ONE wishes to be in and you love and appreciate all 3 characters.  Emma finds her true love in high school, marries him in her early 20’s and the couple moves across country and travel the world together.  Life is perfect, until it isn’t. Emma’s husband goes down in a helicopter crash and assumed dead.  Years go by and Emma has finally moved on.  She runs into an old friend and starts to love again.  And then she gets a phone call from her supposedly dead husband…

Book Review 10/26/17

The Dry by Jane Harper

This was an Australian murder mystery.  And yes, the narrator has an Australian accent.  It has all the elements of a good murder mystery…gory murder, small town weirdness, lost loves reunited and a surprise villain.  Main character Aaron, returns to his hometown after his best friend is brutally murdered.  Things don’t quite add up and Aaron and the local detective are determined to find the truth and hopefully clear Aaron’s best friend”s name.

Do you guys have any recommendations??  I am always open ears to new books (pick up on that pun…since I am doing books on tape ;-)).  I am currently listening to this book and this one is next on my list.  Both of these are Carrie’s recommendations!!

 

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