August 17, 2014

Its Book Time

Could I be any more of a slacker when it comes to my blog? I am still trying to work out a regular schedule for blogging, but like I said before I am not going to stress over it...I want to make sure this is fun for me again and I am starting to formulate ideas on blog topics, books to review, and tons of recipes to share!! So without further ado here are a bunch of books I've read lately that I've loved!!

Since the list is long I'll keep the reviews brief but all the ones I'm listing I absolutely loved and could not put down!! I've definitely been on a reading kick the last few weeks :)

1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
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I resisted reading this book for sooooooo long. I had talked to my Sister about it to see if she thought I'd like it and she said probably not. With that said I wrote the book off....that is until I saw the preview for the movie and I just had to read it! I didn't go in with high hopes of enjoying but let me tell you I read it over a weekend. I was hooked! It helps that the book is an easy read and you can just enjoy it. I know everyone knows about this book so I won't even bother with a summary BUT all I can say is that the minute I finished the first one I put in a request for the second at the library and waited on pins and needles to pick it up!

2. The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison
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I picked this one up because it sounded similar to Gone Girl (which I LOVED) and I had read some good reviews about. This book was such an easy read and not very long. It revolves around a couple, Jodi and Todd, who have been together for many years but never legally were married. When Todd makes a choice to completely disrupt their lives Jodi takes matters into her own hands. The one thing I disliked about this book was that I didn't like any of the characters. I found Jodi to be pathetic, Todd to be a disgusting man, and the supporting characters to be just background noises. Despite that I really liked the book. It was another one of those books that take you into the minds of people who need some serious help with their own personal issues. I'd recommend it for anyone who liked Gone Girl, just don't expect it to be anywhere close to that level of amazingness.

3. Chocolate, Chocolate by Frances Park and Ginger Park
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I was browsing my local library looking for something new and random to read when I came across this one. It was in the cooking/baking section and the minute I read the back cover I knew I had to read it! This book is a true story and it was soooooo much fun to read. I fell in love with the two sisters! It's about Ginger and Francis Park who decide to open a chocolate shop in D.C. Anyone who loves success stories and ones about anything chocolate related should definitely pick this one up!

4. The Selection by Kiera Cass
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I had been craving some young adult fiction lately and while I had started to read the Matched trilogy I was having a hard time getting into the second book. I remembered hearing about The Selection a long time ago and decided to check it out! Its another dystopian novel where the society is divided into castes ranging from 1-8. When its determined the Prince needs to find a wife they invite all girls in a certain age range to apply to be placed in the competition. The book follows America Singer, a 5 in the caste system (one of the lower levels), and how the Selection process changes her entire life. This book is full of decadence when it comes to palace life and you can't help but fall in love with the characters. Any one who is interested in young adult fiction should read this one. I have already put in a request for the second novel at the library and I really hope it comes in this week!!

I have read a few others recently too but these were my most favorite!! You should also check out The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartlett, The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson, and The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty.

Happy Reading!

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