Mini Review Week: Day 5

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When I decided to take an extended break from blogging, I stopped reviewing anything I read completely.   YIKES!

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!

Since it is summer break and I am easing back in, my mini review week is continuing because I make the rules! LOL!

In previous posts, I posted about Me Before You (Jojo Moyes), No One Is Coming to Save Us (Stephanie Powell Watts) and All We Ever Wanted (Emily Giffin).  You can check those reviews out HERE!  I also discussed The Innocent Wife (Amy Llyod), The Three (Sarah Lotz), and The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini).  You can check out those reviews HERE.

So, here we go!

The Wife

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Author:  Alafair Burke

Genre: Mystery

Thoughts:  EVERYONE was talking about this book when it was first published.  I mean EVERYONE!  I immediately put a library hold on it and waited patiently.  I was something ridiculous like number 54 in line. Once I finished, and I realize this is an unpopular opinion, I was really UNDERWHELMED.  I found the wife to be very irritating and I found my mind wondering continuously.  A miss for me.

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The Ever After

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Author:  Sarah Pekkanen

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit

Thoughts:  I binge read this over the course of an evening.  I was obsessed!  I must not that this was absolutely not a thriller; instead, it was more of a psychological analysis.  Following the betrayal of her husband, the novel follows Josie as she tries to pick up the pieces and figure out what is next. I really liked how this novel portrayed the marriage between Josie and Frank; it was real and raw.  I appreciated that there was no romanticism.  Was it a little bit predictable?  Sure.  Did I mind?  Absolutely not.

I’d read it again!

Thanks to the author, the publisher and Netgalley for a copy of this novel; it was my pleasure to provide an honest review.

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Bone Music 

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Author:  Christopher Rice

Genre: Thriller

Thoughts: I wanted to love this book.  I loved the concept.  I loved the cover.  However, this one fell flat for me.  I am thinking I may have picked this one up at the wrong time.  I still have it on my shelf so I am thinking I will try it again later.

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When Life Gives You Lululemons

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Author:  Lauren Weisberger

Genre: Chick Lit

Thoughts: When I came back from my break, I had no idea where to start reading wise.  Not only was I behind on all my review copies but I also didn’t even know what I was in the mood for.  I started here and I did not regret it.

From the first pages, I was hooked.  I could not stop laughing.  Weisberger has an ability to make a story feel so realistic.  I also felt like I was visiting old friends with this one.  The characters from The Devil Wears Prada have always held a soft spot for me and Emily was my favourite.  Who can resist her snarky personality.  I mean, mind you, if she was my friend I would probably spend most of my time crying but I appreciate her blunt personality from afar!  And being able to see where she ended up was awesome.

Absolutely read!

Thanks to the author, the publisher and Netgalley for a copy of this novel; it was my pleasure to provide an honest review.

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