October Book Report

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I have been reading so much! That photo there was one haul from the library, and the next day I picked up an additional five books. A couple of the books in that photo will be on the next book report, because of course I jumped around in order once I got reading. 

Once upon a time in Russia: the rise and fall of the Ogliarchs by Ben Mizrich. This was a big detour from my normal reading, but was an awesome book. I had a bit of trouble with the authors voice, but the tale itself is so incredible and crazy unbelievable...and real, that I got over the voice thing, and was thoroughly entertained.

The girl who chased the moon by Sarah Addison Allen. A re-read. I love how Sarah Addison Allen weaves magic in to the everyday—wall paper which changes dependent on ones mood, mysterious lights in the dark, a giant, and cakes that can call to lost loves.

The Scam by Janet Evanovich. Fun, light, easy read. A little mystery, a lot of action and a cast of amusing characters. Honestly, her books rarely take me more than a couple hours to finish, and are the equivalent to an episode of a slightly silly, rom-com meets detective show. It’s not thought provoking literature, but it’s a great way to unwind, and exactly what I needed.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Young Adult set over the course of a year in 1986, two teenage misfits fall in love. Even if you're not in to YA novels (which I'm mostly not), this is one you should pick up. It tackles some tough stuff in a beautiful way.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I love a good coming-of-age story. It’s Cather’s first year of college and she’s learning who she is without her twin sister or her successful fan fiction. 

The Husband’s Secret by Laine Moriarty. This is one of those books that kept popping up everywhere (along with eleanor & park by rainbow rowell). The Husband's Secret tells the story of three women whose lives are intertwined and changed by a letter. Cecilia, who finds a letter written by her husband to be read in the event of his death. Tess, who moves to Sidney after finding out that her husband and best friend/cousin are in love, and Rachel, who is still mourning the murder of her daughter over twenty years ago.

Big Little Lies by Laine Moriarty. Another multiple narrator book by the same author. I think this was my favorite of the three Moriarty books I read. Celeste seems to have it all—beauty, wealth, adorable twin boys, and the perfect marriage—at least in public. Madeline and her ex-husband live in the same town, and although Madeline is happily remarried, it still hurts that their teenage daughter wants to live with the ex-husband and his new wife. Jane is a young single mother with a mysterious past, whose 5-year-old is accused of bullying on the first day of kindergarten. Lies, mommy-wars, abuse, bullying, and murder.

What Alice Forgot by Laine Moriarty. What if you suddenly couldn’t remember the last ten years of your life? After falling and hitting her head at the gym, Alice wakes up believing she is 29, pregnant with her first child, and a very relaxed woman. In reality, Alice is about to turn 40, has three children, is going through a divorce, and is busy, busy, busy.
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