First of all..How is it already October?! The year is absolutely flying by!! I can’t believe I’m already reviewing Septembers reads. I should tell you that the first book listed, was read at the beginning of the year. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to be sure and mention it in this months post, before I forget and never do. I wanted to read one more but got kinda stuck on one of them and just couldn’t make myself read it. Does that ever happen to you? Once I decided that I wasn’t into it, I was already invested and my OCD tendencies won’t allow me to just close the book and move on. So there I was, carrying this book with me everywhere went, avoiding reading it. haha! I did finally finish it and i’ll tell you more about that later in the post. So keep reading 🙂
The first book I want to review for you is..
As mentioned above, I read this one earlier this year. This isn’t something I would normally choose to read. It was actually chosen by the bookclub that I’m in and I’m so glad that it was because I really enjoyed it. The novel bounces back & forth from past to present. It’s about two vey unlikely friends, Vivienne, a 90 year old woman who was an Irish immigrant, lost her entire family as a young girl, and rode the orphan train, ending up with multiple families that were all wrong for her. And Molly, a troubled, gothic, teenager who has spent her childhood in and out of foster homes, and is now doing community service due to her latest bout of trouble with the law. The women come to share a special bond while learning of secrets from the past and discovering hope for the future. If that didn’t sell you, The Orphan Train was also on USA Todays top selling. It’s a fascinating read and I definetly recommend you read it.
Ohhh this book! My first Liane Moriarty read, and definitely the first of many more! First of all, the cover states, “Heartfelt, witty, and thought-provoking”. DONE! What more can you ask for? This novel was all that and more. Alice is a 29 year old newlywed expecting her first child, when she wakes up on the floor of a gym being told that she is in fact 39, and a divorced mother of three! Can you imagine?? Her accident at the gym has caused her to forget the last ten years of her life and now she has to decide who she wants to be, who she wass, and how the heck she got to where she is today. It’s absolutely wonderful! If you choose only one book from this review, choose this one!
This book deserves it’s own post, but today, were lumping it together with the others I read. I loved it! Backing up a bit, before reading the book, I watched the HBO mini series, based on the book. It has a star studded cast including Nicole Kidman, Alex Skarsgard (MY FAVORITE), Reese Witherspoon & more! It’s intense, its risqué, and its so.so. good. I had planned to read the book first, but it hadn’t come in yet and it was a boring Sunday full of laundry so I decided to check one out, and then another, and another and before I knew it I’d watched every episode and wanted more!!
This is the book I had some trouble getting into. I tried and tried. I truly wanted to love it because the reviews are great! Ove is a 59 year old grumpy recluse, who lost his wife 4 years prior to cancer. He is on a mission to do something, (what, you will have to wait & see!) Ove is interrupted time after time by neighbors, who need his help. The book was by no means, bad. It was just very humdrum, to me. But like I said the reviews were great! So if you’re still curious after this review, give it a shot. But do let me know what ya think!
Here are a few books I’m hoping to dive into next month.. What books have you read recently??
The Third Wife, by Lisa Jewell
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
The Identicals, by Elin Hilderbrand
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