Thursday, January 9, 2020

Book Review

I had so much fun reading in 2019. I always had so much going on that I could never enjoy opening a book and reading it. Once I finished my bachelor's degree, I found the time to read. Joining a book club also helped me read more because I felt like I couldn't let others down.

This novel is fiction but the way it's written will make you believe that it's a memoir or a biography. It's about a band in the 70's. This novel shares how the members of the band interacted with one another, how they treated one another. This book is written in interview style, which is different than any other book I've read. It did take me a little while to get the hang of how this book was written, however, once I did, I liked it! I got invested to the characters. I wish there was more of a plot. I thought this was an okay book. I will say, the last chapter surprised me and I enjoyed the ending.

I didn't expect to like this book but I LOVED it! This is a mystery. There is a twist in this book and I had no idea how it was going to end. I was hooked from the beginning and loved it through to the end. I was sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time I read this book. So good!

I had extremely high expectations of this book. I was told by several people to read it and saw it all over Instagram. With that being said, it was a disappointment. I think my expectations were too high. I thought this book was boring. Yes, I was convicted, but I wasn't drawn to this book at all. I ended up downloading it on Audible to finish it. I think the cover says it all...

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I read Educated while on our cruise. It only took me two days to finish this book. I was hooked as soon as I started reading it. Part of the reason I was instantly hooked was, the book took place mostly in Idaho. There were many parts that I had to read twice. I couldn't believe what I had just read. The stories that she shares are almost unbelievable. I had a hard time reading some parts of this book because the stories were graphic and horrific. The abuse that she shares is almost unbelievable. 
I had to keep reminding myself that this was a memoir and not fiction. I loved reading how she overcame all of the things she went through. I highly recommend this book.

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The Women in the Castle was a hard book for me to read. I read it in November when I had a lot of other things on my mind. I was reading it for book club and never finished it in time for when we all met. However, after hearing what everyone thought, I did finish it. I liked the book. I enjoyed reading about the war from a women's perspective. I thought it was interesting how the women went about their lives once the war was over. It made me wonder if people truly didn't know what was going on, or if they just followed because they didn't want to have a consequence. It was a difficult time in history but I enjoy reading about World War II. I did like this book, it isn't one I would recommend unless you enjoy reading about the war also.

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This was such a fun Christmas read. I read it within a few hours and new the ending after the first chapter. It was light and full of love. Although it was predictable, I enjoyed reading it through the end. It did make me want to travel to a Christmas tree farm in December and stay in a bed and breakfast. This book does remind me of a Hallmark Christmas movie so if those aren't your thing, you'll want to skip this one. This is about a mom that owns a Christmas tree farm and her daughter helps run it. There is drama and romance, and a very small twist. 

I'm hoping to read a lot more books in 2020! Do you have any recommendations?

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