When I decided to take an extended break from blogging, I stopped reviewing anything I read completely.
So, to play some catch up, I decided I will be posting “mini reviews” of all the books I have read in the past couple of months while I ease back into blogging!
So, here we go!
No One Is Coming to Save Us
Author: Stephanie Powell Watts
Genre: Literary Fiction
Thoughts: Marketed as a modern Gatsby, I was PUMPED to read this one for a book club I am a member of. I was left seriously disappointed. The characters felt disjointed, no one was likeable or memorable and I found my mind wandering throughout the entire time I was reading. I think I loved the idea of this story more than the actual execution.
I’d say skip it.
All We Ever Wanted
Author: Emily Giffin
Genre: Fiction/Chick Lit
Thoughts: I am a huge Emily Giffin fan. I find her writing style completely engaging. I started this one one evening before bed and was up half the night reading it. The content of the novel is completely relevant to today and I really was impressed with how Giffin delivered the information. However, I did find the ending to be a little bit abrupt.
I think this one is worth the read.
Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Thoughts: Chelsea and I decided to read this as part of our Read. Watch. Review. feature where we read a novel and then watch the movie adaptation. I had never read this book (and I have never watched the movie) but, unpopular opinion alert, it really filled me with rage. This book made me so ANGRY!! I am still riled up thinking about it.
I will talk more about this one after Chelsea and I watch the movie but…I have a feeling there will be some ranting and raving.