Book Round Up
Finally, some quiet time to actually blog!
On top of Halloween, looking for a house, having the kids busy with school and activities, I have some time to put together one of my favorite posts to do, a book round up! It has literally taken me days to finish this post but better late then never, right?!
Here's a collection of books that have caught my eye lately with an explanation about why I think it sounds like a good read along with a short synopsis. Enjoy!
Reunion by Hannah Pittard
I just love a good reunion. High school, family, old friends. There's just something about revisiting the past while comparing it to your present that is interesting. The possibilities for drama are endless.
In Reunion, you'll find a woman who is, according to herself, failing at life. Her career and her marriage have ended and now she's facing her siblings (whole, step and half) in the wake of her father's death. There's ex wives, old feuds and a father she never really understood. All of these combine for a book I think would be perfect for a rainy day.
Is it just me, or is this the greatest title ever? Something about bones is slightly scary and unnerving and the word "clocks" makes me feel anxious. It may one of the most intriguing book titles I have heard about in a long time. Just that was enough to snag it a spot on my must read list. That and the fact that I have seen it getting lot of book buzz lately.
A fifteen-year-old runaway hears voices. A wealthy boy from the right side of the tracks. Something paranormal is tying several different characters from various parts of the world together. The mystery spans decades-1984 to 2043 and the New Yorker review called it a mysterious masterpiece. And you can't really argue with the New Yorker, can you?
Two things I have a lot of curiosity and experience with: Accidents and Marriage, which is why it caught my attention. That, and the fact that it tackles the much less talked about type of abuse. We hear about physical abuse but there's also emotional abuse that many people face (myself included) that also needs to be talked about, It made me want to read it even more. Emotional abuse is still abuse, even if the bruises left behind aren't visable.
Maddy is a wife and mother who is constantly playing catch up in life. She's devoted to being a good mother and to not setting off her husband's temper. But the day comes when she can't avoid his outbursts any longer and she finds herself in the hospital and her life off balance. This is a story of how a woman battles again emotional abuse and fights for her family.
Right now, I am devouring The Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld and audiobook and deciding whether or not to start Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult or Yes Please by Amy Poehler. I've read samples on my Kindle for both and loved them! What would your vote be?
If you are looking for more great book choices, check out the 2014 Best Books of Goodreads awards going on right now. They have a great list of top books plus you get to vote for your favorites! Coming soon, I will be sharing with you which ones I would choose as the winners!