Wednesday, April 6, 2022


Happy Wednesday, friends! Today I'm sharing the books I've read over the last several months.

To start out, I read Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris. 

I loved the Tattooist of Auschwitz and this was just as good. I would highly recommend reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz first and then immediately reading Cilka's Journey. Cilka was mentioned in the first book. However, Cilkas's Journey is about her journey in Auschwitz. Once she left the concentration camp, she was forced into a Russian labor camp and it shares that part of her journey also. The author didn't interview or get to know Cilka. like she had in the first book so it was loosely based on her story. I love this book very much and thought it was so well written. I highly recommend this book.

Next up...The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans. 

This book was just like every single Christmas Hallmark movie. Two lonely people during the Christmas season. One is a blogger who doesn't say her real name and the other is a guy who wants to find her. Turns out...they aren't that far apart. It was cheesy and I think the movie might be better.

Since that book was so bad for some, they changed our book for book club to The Royal Holiday.

Here's the thing, it was just as much a Hallmark movie as the last. A mom joins her daughter to England over the holidays. Her daughter is a seamstress and was asked to care for the royal families clothes over the holiday. The mom falls for a gentleman working for the family but knows she must return home after the holiday. I like reading quick and easy books over Christmas and this one was perfect.

In January, we read The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin.

I loved this book. The story begins with a young girl who is in the hospital terminally ill with no one. First of all, I can't imagine being in her position and I could never understand why she was alone. Where were her parents? The book did answer this question and I still felt so sorry for Lenni. Lenni meets an older lady, Margot and they share their stories in the book. It tells about the 100 years between the two of them and it made me sad and also very happy at times.
It was a good book.
I liked it. 
It wouldn't be a book that I would instantly recommend to someone.

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle has been on my list for awhile and I finally read it!

This book is about friendship and love. True friendship. The kind of friends that are nothing a like but are there for one another in the drop of a hat. The main character has a vision about her best friend's boyfriend and but she is supposed to be getting married. The entire book she is trying to avoid the vision she had and in the end, it happens. But not at all like you'd think. It was good. I wish the ending would have been different. I wish two people would have ended up together. I can't say more or I will ruin the entire book. It was good. I would recommend this book!

I think I was the only person in book club that didn't love The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

This book made me think about every decision in life. I liked this book, because it made me think about life. How every single decision can affect so many things in life. I will say that I continue to think about this book, long after I read it. 

This book is about a library that is full of books. Each book is based on a decision and has a different ending. This books helps the character understand what makes life worth living and gives unexpected chances.

My very favorite book this time is Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover. This was my first book by this author and I can’t wait to read more. I bought two more once I finished this one. I loved it that much…

This is a fictional tale of a convicted felon who is released from prison and returns to the small town where her child lives. She gave birth to her daughter while in prison and hasn’t seen her since. The book tells her story and I became very interested in her character. I felt very invested in the story and wanted to know how it would end.

I really enjoyed this book.

That wraps up all the books I've read in the last several months. I'm really hoping that I start reading more. I would love some suggestions, if you have any great recommendations! 

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