Thursday, September 1, 2016

August Book Review

I was quite worried about hitting my goal of 4 books for this month. August is typically a very busy month, with back to school crazies...that, and I tend to have a very hard time staying awake past 8:30 in August :)

Somehow though, I managed to pull it off...by the skin of my teeth! My 4th book was quite a struggle and I contemplated quitting mid-read, but I knew I would never have the time to finish another book so I powered through.

Minus book #4, this month was pretty good to me. I read 2 VERY good books, one pretty good book...and well book #4, can we call that "the book who shall not be named?'

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27209486-modern-lovers

This was my first book of for the month...and it was okay, but not great. It seemed to drag on a bit for me, but I enjoyed the story. I can't seem to muster up any more to say about this book...my apologies :)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26247008-truly-madly-guilty

I love, love, love Liane Moriarty...and this book was no exception. It had plenty of twists and turns and unexpected moments to keep me interested. I won't say the entire book was flawless for me, because there were definitely a few moments/chapters where I struggled, but it was a book I would definitely recommend!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21853621-the-nightingale

This book earns the "most improved" award from me. For the first 1/4 of the book I struggled to see the appeal, I struggled with "forcing" myself to read (which I blame in part on back to school exhaustion), but then BAM...it all turned around and I was a reading machine. I could not put this beautiful book down. It was set in my favorite time period (WW2) and gave me a glimpse of a different side of the war and the Nazi takeover than I usually read. I was in tears at the end of the book and was sad it was over. This was my first Kristin Hannah book, but definitely not my last!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25986991-it-s-not-okay

I'm embarrassed to admit how excited I was to read this book. I absolutely love the Bachelor franchise (no shame) and loved Andi on both seasons. I could not wait to get my hands on this book and get a behind the scenes look at her "journey" to find love...

Womp, Womp....that is the best way I can describe how I felt 10 pages into this book. Andi came across as a snobby "too good for this" (pardon my language) bitch. She was basically "forced" and or tricked into auditioning, she battled with the decision to be the Bachelorette, and her break-ups were of course the guys fault. This book is written like a self-help book for a narcissistic, whiny, take no responsibility for your own actions, spoiled brat. I got awfully tired of reading about how her life was over and hearing about all the wine she consumed.

Please save yourself the time and frustration...stay far, far away!  





That's all I managed for this month, which I have to say is pretty good considering I found myself asleep before the sun went down more nights than not this month. I'm looking forward to some pretty great books in September :)

Happy Reading!



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