May 8, 2019

Book Report - What I've been reading lately

Reading is one of my favorite hobbies so I thought I'd do a little round up of what I've read lately.

Read something you loved lately? Let me know. I love a good book recommendation! 

The Editor by Steven Rowley
Rating: B This book was enjoyable. It was an interesting read about a son & mother relationship. The son writes a novel about his mom/family and this causes some serious tension with his mom. It wasn't one I felt the need to plow through and discover the ending, but it was a nice, easy read. Jackie O is tied into this novel as a main character which was also interesting.

The Reckoning by John Grisham
Rating: C I love John Grisham books... usually. This was not a favorite. The writing is always amazing. But this one really centered around World War II and there were so many spots that were too graphic for me... and they went on and on and on. The story over all was just a really sad one. The characters are always interesting though and I was really happy that the ending felt like it somewhat wrapped things up and took away some of my anger towards certain characters.

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
Rating: D Another author I usually enjoy with a very disappointing read for me. The novel centers around a character that made me want to yank her out of the story and shake her! Never speaking up for herself again and again. When the main character finally stops being so annoying the book gets a little better. 

Crazy Rich Asians (followed by China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems) by Kevin Kwan
Rating: A+ (CRA) and A for CRG & RPP) I know, I know, I am the last person on Earth to read these books. What was I waiting for! Such a wonderful, light hearted read that takes you into a world like nothing I know. There's no need to say more because I'm sure you already know how fantastic these were. 

Another Woman's Husband by Gill Paul
Rating: A This novel intertwines a story from 1911 and a story from 1997, tying the stories of Princess Diana and Wallis Simpson together. An amazing story about friendship and love, you won't want this story to end. 

Limelight by Amy Poeppel 
Rating: B+  This was an easy, entertaining read. A mom (of a wealthy family) moves her family from Dallas to New York City. The the mom gets herself tangled up in the situation of a rich, famous kid without her family knowing. This story has lots of levels which helps make it a fun ready. 

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
Rating: B+ This book will tug on your heart strings. The element of abuse in this book... first from a father to a mother then from a boyfriend to a girlfriend... can be hard to read. But underneath is a beautiful story about love and friendship and finding your own way. 

 Rush by Lisa Patton
Rating: A I truly enjoyed this book. This book focuses around a sorority, the way some people behave when in power, and the staff at the sorority house. As a sorority member in college, so much of this jumped off the page to me. But even without that background, you'll feel sad for the people who are mistreated but you'll also feel sad for the people who mistreat others. And in between there's a lot of fun southernness in this book. 

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