First of all, I am so sorry that it has taken me this long to get this post together! Going through my first holiday season as a blogger really kicked my butt! But I can happily report that I made it through, had a wonderful Christmas and a safe New Years Eve, and now I am back on track! So this month (November) I read 4 incredible books! I LOVED each of these reads. They were vastly different but equally enjoyable!
I started out the month with…
I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. I decided to read it for a few reasons.. One, it was chosen by the book club that I’m in, and two, it has a Hulu series that seems to be doing well. I was intrigued and this book did not disappoint!
The Handmaid’s Tale is about a young woman named Offred. Offred was married with a young daughter before she became a handmaid. Handmaids are valued for their ovaries, and ovaries alone. They exist merely to provide a womb and an egg to their commander and his wife. Once the popularity’s fertility was at an all time low due to chemical spills and polution, the government was erased by the military and replaced with totalitarian government. Women lost their rights, jobs and families.
Offred tells her story as it happens in the present moment, but often has flashbacks from her past to give the reader a better perception of how she got to where she is and who she was before she became a handmaid.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Elin Hilderbrand! Her books very rarely disappoint and this one was no different. I loved this novel from start to finish. I always enjoy Elin’s references to Nantucket Island. I particularly enjoy her summer romance novels.
Meredith Delinn’s life has been turned upside down when her husband Freddy is arrested for running the biggest ponzi scheme in U.S. history and cheating his wealthy investors out of millions. Meredith has lost everything. Her husband, her home, her friends, her money.. All of it. She is homeless and alone until she decides to call an old, estranged friend for a place to stay. The two women will spend the summer mending old friendships and creating new ones!
This one…Oh how I LOVED this read. I didn’t even get through the first chapter before I was completely addicted to this novel. There are so many twists and turns to create the perfect psychological thriller. Lilly is a lawyer married to her starving artist husband, Ed. She takes her first big case, defending a man named Joe who has been charged with his wife’s murder. Lilly is completely drawn to Joe for reasons that are initially unknown and the feeling is very mutual. Joe is about to change Lilly’s life forever..But not only Joe. Lilly’s young Italian neighbor Carla will also have a hand in this.
It was so interesting for all of the pieces to come together. My Husband’s Wife is suspenseful thoughtful and full of surprises.
A Stranger in the House was probably my favorite book this month! It’s provocative with lots of twists that you will not see coming and an ending you’ll never predict.
Tom and Karen are newly married and have the picture-perfect life together. Until one evening while Karen is preparing dinner, she gets a phone call, rushes out the door to unknown territory, crashes her car and has absolutely no recollection of the events that led her there, including who called her and where she rushed off to. Karen is left with a concussion and a crippling fear that she can’t allow anyone to see. After several suspicious coincidences, she comes to the conclusion that someone is playing puppet master with her life. But why? and more importantly, who?
I think you will thoroughly enjoy each of these novels for their own unique qualities! What have you read lately??