Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Perfect GirlfriendThe Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I loved this audio book that was read by Ann Marie Lee. It would not have had the same impact with me if I had read the paper book.

The story keeps unfolding and just when you start to ask yourself why she does certain things, the answer comes bit by bit.

Juliette loves Nate and will stop at absolutely nothing to get her man and has a plan. Nate broke up with her several months previously but she will continue to try to win him back.

A great read.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

City of GirlsCity of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Unrated. Just not my type of book and when my stomach started to turn I knew it was time to give it up. I did look forward to the book and wanted to like it.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Story HourThe Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Maggie is a psychologist working in a hospital and developing her own private practice in her home office. Lakshmi is a married Indian woman whose attempted suicide has brought the two together.

Maggie's professional guard is let down in her treatment of Lakshmi and offers to treat her free of charge. Week by week Lakshmi tells stories of her homeland and her life in American with her domineering husband.

With the help of Maggie and her husband Lakshmi's life begins to open gradually like a flower beginning to bloom. But there are secrets that are so disturbing that lives will be ruined.

An excellent read. Thrity Umrigar is at the top of my favourite authors list.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Review: Becoming

Becoming Becoming by Michelle Obama
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved every word of this book. It drew me in and I was living in the whitehouse with Michelle. Her writing makes you feel like you are her good friend. She is so generous in sharing aspects of her life and I can't recommend this book enough.

She starts with her childhood in Chicago, her father who had MS and a devoted mom all living in the upstairs of her great aunt's small house.

An excellent read.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Review: Favourite Daughter

Favourite Daughter Favourite Daughter by Kaira Rouda
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I looked forward to this book because I loved her book, The Best Day Ever. However it was a disappointment. There were no surprises and you knew almost right from the start who the murderer was. It dragged for most of the book and somewhat repetitive.

Review: The Other Side of the Bridge

The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson My rating: 5 of 5 stars A beautifully written novel. A book ...