April 18, 2011

Books and Bon Bons!!

My 3 books a week has ended people, but I've finally finished another book, about a week later but it's finished. I just wrapped up reading Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bon's by Lorna Landvik on friday night.

This book reminded me a lot of the women in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. They were quirky, had a little too much sauce, but were dedicated to their friendships! The book is focused on the friendships of Slip, Kari, Merit, Faith, and Audrey and their lives during the 60s, 70s, 80s, and yes even the 90s. They all live on the same street (or perhaps it was a cul de sac I can't remember) and decide to start a book club! Throughout the book the narrator is determined by who was hosting the book club that month and that year.
The author doesn't include every single month as the book seriously takes you from the 60s through to the 90s so imagine the novel it'd be if she did in fact do every single month. I wouldn't be able to make it through the book.

This book is simply about the womans lives and the changing times. I'll admit it was hard to get through at first, I wasn't able to connect with any of the woman, but about halfway through I began enjoying my reading. I wasn't "hooked" but I was more interested in getting up to read instead of snoozing away. But by Friday I just wanted to be done with it. I really hate just wanting to be "done" with a book so I will say this - it's a cute story, could have been written better, and the ending sucked. I'm not sure what I would have changed with the ending but it didn't sit well with me.

On top of not liking the ending I then proceeded to read the interview with the author and I know I can't tell a lot by a person when I'm reading their interview instead of hearing it but.......... I really didn't like the author. Not sure why but she "rubbed me the wrong way" and it left that bad taste in my mouth.

Overall grade = B-. Once I connected with the characters I liked them but it took too long to get there and the ending left me unsatsified. I'd only recommend to those who have had those close life long friends or those of you in book clubs.

Next up Little Bird of Heaven for book club this month :)


Amanda said...

Did you like the Yaya Sisterhood book? I'm reading one by the same author called The Crowning Glory of Calla Lilly Ponder and I'm loving it.

NC Peach said...

I totally understand your review about this book! I read The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman and felt the same way! Looking forward to your next review!


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