Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Books Lately

November into December was a good reading month with so many books from my list becoming available one after the other in the library. Take a look. There were a couple fun ones, one really interesting one and a couple meh books as well.

Mrs. Everything: A Novel by [Weiner, Jennifer]

Jennifer Weiner only comes out with a book once every few years and I totally understand why. Her books are so well researched and detailed. This one is about two sisters growing up from the fifties to the present and how their lives intertwined and progress on the two very paths they have taken. I did find this one, though interesting, dragged on quite a bit. It was a little wordy and certain parts really did take a very long time to get through.

What Happens in Paradise by [Hilderbrand, Elin]

The second in Elin's holiday paradise series, it was interesting, salacious and a quick, juicy read. Readers got to know the characters from book one even more even the deceased ones. I did enjoy it. Not a holiday series by any means though despite the timing. However, I have found that the quality of writing isn't always the best with the winter book. This is the first Elin book I borrowed from the library instead of buying it and I don't regret it.

The Gift: A Novel by [Ahern, Cecelia]
Okay, I never consider totally stopping mid book but this one dragged along so much and was so unrealistic, I seriously considered it. I managed to finish it but I didn't like Lou, the protagonist. I also found it to be unrealistic and then ending was sad and awful. I don't understand how it got so many good ratings on Amazon.

Let It Snow: A Novel by [Thayer, Nancy]
A fun light read about a shopkeeper, her friends, her shop  and an intriguing stranger with all the Christmas feels. This was lovely to read at this time of year.Short and sweet, cute and quick. 

I've been reading a couple paragraphs of this every morning and I've got to say, it's a great way to start your day. Great nuggets of wisdom for emotional thinkers. I'll probably re-read this one in a bit.

What have you been reading lately?

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  1. The Jennifer Weiner is on my list and sounds really interesting! Maybe I should move it up the list!

  2. Sounds like these were all just ok for you. Mrs. Everything was one of my top favorite books of the year.

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed most of your reads!! I haven't read any of these, but I've heard good things about Mrs. Everything.


  4. Loved Mrs. Everything. The second paradise book is on my list for January!

  5. Good suggestions! Mrs Everything was a favorite of mine.

  6. i haven't read a jennifer weiner book in a couple of years - mrs everything is on my list. bummer about the cecelia ahern book, i don't think i've read that one but i have enjoyed her others.

  7. I think I enjoyed a Jennifer Weiner book or two years ago, but I can't remember what now. I'm in the same spot as you - as soon as I think I'll work on my TBR pile, the library sends me another requested book ;)

  8. I am currently reading Let It Snow and have almost finished it! I read The Gift YEARS ago, so don't remember much about it, but according to goodreads I really liked it! I've heard good things about Mrs. Everything.

  9. I've been curious about that new Jennifer Weiner one, so it was interesting to see your review. Also I have done pretty much NO specific seasonal reading, so I love seeing how you found some here!

  10. Let it Snow sounds like the perfect holiday season read <3

    Green Fashionista

  11. I think I've read one Weiner book but Mrs. Everything sounds more promising than some of the others that she's written recently.

  12. Let it Snow is on my list! I just read two of her other books this month! :)


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