My October Book Review

My October Book Review!!

whew! How is it already November?? It feels as though wee barely made it through October, not to mention Halloween! Anyone else with me on that one? As the kiddos get older these Holidays are becoming a little more challenging what with trying to keep up with our family traditions and creating new ones as well! This year we decided that next year we will NOT be carving pumpkins. I’m thinking of a much less stressful technique.. Maybe we will paint them!? Has anyone else given up on that tradition? Any other suggestions are welcome!

Octobers books were-with the exception of one book-exceptional! I love when that happens! They were all very different, and I like that! It’s hard for me to read 3 or 4 books consecutively when they’re very similar because I often get the characters & story lines mixed up. Maybe that’s just the busy, distracted mama in me. ha!  I started the month with..

Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty
I was very excited to dive in to this one but found myself extremely disappointed. Liane Moriarty is the author of two of my favorite reads from last month, Big Little Lies & What Alice Forgot. So I had very high hopes here! This novel is about a group of old friends that get together for a last minute BBQ at a neighbors house. At this BBQ something happens that will change their lives forever! Personally, I felt like the event that had taken place wasn’t substantial enough to permit such a heavy build up. I was expecting something catastrophic and that- it was not. I also felt like at 517 pages, the book was entirely too long! But, as I said before, I absolutely loved her other two that I’ve read so I will definitely give her another chance!

 

The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne
This book has been around for a good ten years or so and was all the rage for quite a while! This was actually my third time reading it so I thought it would be a good one to review! I’d suggest this book for many reasons. The Secrets whole belief system  revolves around the law of attraction and the manifestation of your thoughts. It’s actually a very powerful, not to mention helpful, book that most anyone could benefit from!

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The Third Wife, by Lisa Jewel
Ahh! This one! It was so good! I read this book in 3 sittings and could’ve easily read it in 1 if the time permitted. The main character Adrian Wolfe has been married three times (hence the title). He can’t seem to get this marriage deal figured out. He’s made some mistakes but he’s still such a likable guy! What happens to his third wife and the leading up to it, are not what you’ll expect and I think you’ll enjoy every twists & turns throughout!

 

Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
Another book that I really enjoyed this month! This book has been circling around on all my favorite reading blogs lately so I was very excited to check it out. Its about a mother & daughter who move around often. The mother is an artist and gets the itch to pick up and move every time she finishes a project. But why is she moving so often and why can’t she stay put? This read was suspenseful and offered a depth that I wasn’t expecting. I loved it!!

 

 

I hope you’ll at least read one, if not all three of this months recommendations! And please, let me know what you think of them! What are some books you’re enjoying right now? Please share!!

 

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4 thoughts on “My October Book Review

  1. Anxious to read The Third Wife and Little Fires Everywhere. As much as I read I’ve never read either author and I’m ready for some new ones. I thoroughly enjoy suspense and surprises.

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