Books

What I Read! (May)

All linked up with those girls that do this link up every (first) Wednesday of the month!

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I read two books and I’m going to highlight them here today.  They are two totally different styles and both were pretty great.  (Emphasis on pretty.)

The Young Wives Club

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Alrighty, let’s get started with this little read based in Louisiana.  The first two pages of this book had me a little bit confused.  This is modern day but…a girl drops out of high school to follow her “love” to LSU where he has a football scholarship.  What? I mean really?  I read that and was like – Please, God, tell me this doesn’t really happen anymore.

This book is based around four young women (ages 18-22): Claire, Laura, Madison, and Gabrielle.  Two are young wives and the other two find themselves entering marriages.  The book has some twists and turns and focuses on a little characteristic maybe we all have deep inside (the good girl, the girl who protects, the girl who dreams while eating ramen, and the bad girl.)

I didn’t like the book for a couple of chapters.  I even put it down for a week.  However, I ended up coming back to it and thinking – yeah it’s a pretty good book.

Final verdict:  I cannot say I will promote the book but if you’re in a pickle and just need an easy, breezy book for a weekend then check it out!

The Dinner

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This was a great book and also a quick book.  It was made into a movie and was in theaters a few weeks back (Richard Gere is in it, if that matters to anyone.) From what I have read the book is better than the movie.

Based in Holland, you have two brothers who have something in common – their sons have committed a terrible crime. This book focuses on issues of mental illness and morality.  I don’t want to say much but this book had me angry and also giggling at times.  If I write too much I’ll tell you everything that happened!

Final verdict:  Read it.  

Currently Reading:

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And that is that!

xo-

Amanda

 

16 thoughts on “What I Read! (May)”

  1. Richard Gere if that matters to anyone, lololol! Well I am on the search for a book ideally a quick one. I haven’t read for fun in…. oh my word, I don’t even know.

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  2. I felt the EXACT same way about Young Wives Club. However, I just never ended up really liking it or being able to relate to it at all.

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  3. I’ve heard The Hopefuls is a decent read. I just finished November 9 this week and could hardly put it down!

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