Recent Reads I

Reading has been one of my favorite hobbies for as long as I can remember.  Growing up my favorite day of the month was the day my Babysitters Club Books came in the mail.  I think they would send 3 per month.  Does anyone else remember that?  They were the best!  I belong to two different book clubs now.  One is more of a book exchange and one is a true book club.  Books are a big part of my life!  Below are a few that I’ve read recently.

Beyond

This book followed three women who attended West Point and their lives after.  It was good but not great, I had a hard time feeling anything for the characters.  I like when I get drawn in and they feel like friends – I didn’t get that feeling with these characters.  However, I would read another book by this author to try again.  I believe this was her first novel.

 

Behind

Behind the Beautiful Forevers is my book club pick for this month.  This is not a book I would typically choose.  Usually I choose light, happy books.  This was NOT that.  I enjoyed it and it definitely made my appreciate my comfortable, safe life in the US.  The way people live in India is so sad.  This book showed how hard daily life is – the lack of food, clean water, safe homes and all the corruption.

A Little

Ugh I could not get into A Little Life.  I read about 80 pages and decided to quit. It followed the lives of 4 different men in their 20s in NYC.  It just wasn’t for me right now – maybe at another time.

TheBook

I just started The Bookshop on The Corner by Jenny Colgan.  So far it is light and cute – I don’t feel that it will be earth shattering or forever change my world but its a nice read.

Have you read anything good lately?  I am always looking for suggestions!

My Review of Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

I have seen this book all over Goodreads and To Read List for years and I think I’ve even checked it out of the library a few times but never actually read it til now.  And I am very happy that I finally did!  The book follows two very different college roommates Genevera (Ev) and Mabel.  Ev is from a very wealthy family.  The two girls spend the summer at Ev’s family summer camp and unravel many family secrets.  Kind of reminded me of the Kennedys or some fancy rich family with a summer compound.  I’m glad I finally read this.  I gave it 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads and I’m a standard 3 out of 5 rater.

 

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