Book Club. 2015 Part 2

reading

I’ve been ferociously reading books lately. It’s like I just rediscovered how great reading is and I need to make up for a slow spring. It’s great. I love it.

Currently Reading…

The Ghost Network Book

The Ghost Network: A Novel by Catie DiSabato

I got this from a recommendation based upon the books I’ve recently been reading. I think the topic is really interesting as it deals with the disappearance of a popstar (think Lady Gaga), but I am not loving the style of writing, but I’m hooked at the same time. Kinda when you love to hate something, but do like it. I find it a bit slow but I find it so attention getting.

I’m looking forward to getting to the end, but to just getting to the end, but to see where the story takes me as there so so many pieces to it.

icy sparks book

Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio

I took this book from the house in Maine during our last visit in July. I’ve seen it for years in the house and have flipped through it but I finally asked Elaine if I could borrow it.

I’ve slowly been reading this book as it’s not the lightest book to read, but it’s an interesting story (so far) about a young girl with tourettes in the 1950’s in the rural Kentucky. She struggles with relating to her peers and teachers in school, and then her onset of tourettes increases her struggles as she doesn’t understand what is happening to her and her impulses get her in trouble.

I am looking forward to where this book takes Icy.

Just Read These Bad Boys…

easily amused book

Easily Amused by Karen McQuestion

I was going through Amazon’s Kindle Store and found this book in their deals section. I’ve gotten some great books during their flash sales, so I figured I’d try it again with this pick. It had a good rating so I figured I’d give it a spin.

Like some of my other summer reads, I thought that it was light and fun.

the life list

The Life List: A Novel by Lori Nelson Spielman

This book was suggested to me from my friend Dawn. I’m glad she suggested it as it was a fun summer read.

I breezed through this book because it was a light read and I enjoyed it so much. I liked how the main character, Brett, rediscovers herself through her old life list. Her journey at finding happiness while abandoning her materialistic life behind her seems sincere and heartfelt. Her struggles are ones that we can relate to in our own ways.

There were points when things seemed a bit vague, like the value of the inheritance, or just came together too well, like Mr. Trenchcoat, but overall it was a book that I enjoyed and would suggest.

It made me want to think back to my old life lists and try to remember what I wrote down to see if I was on the path I imagined when I was a young teenager. I think that while some of my life list goals have changed since then I am still on the right path.

Big-Little-Lies

Big Little Lies by Laine Moriarty

I bought this the very afternoon after I finished Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret. I enjoyed it so much that I had to get another one of her’s ASAP.

the husbands secret book

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

It’s really amazing what we secrets we keep.

From the little secrets to the big ones. They all impact us in various ways from how to react to others to how we view ourselves. I continued to think about that, and what if’s, while reaching this book. I tried to put myself in the shoes of main characters and imagine what I would do if I was them. It kept me on my toes while I was trying to figure out how the story would reach it’s apex.

the girl on the train book

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

I didn’t love the beginning of it, but once I got about 20-30 pages in I was hooked. HOOKED. I loved reading it. It was so good. I wanted to slap the main character so many times but I still felt invested in her and the story.

I didn’t see the end going the way it did and I loved it for that.

 The Boston Girl

The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant

This book is exactly why I love scrapbooking. And blogging!

It was such a wonderful read about a woman recanting her life to her granddaughter. I loved the storytelling aspect of it. It was told in a charming way that made it seem like that grandmother was talking right to you, as well. I found that it was a good reminder that our parents and grandparents lived these amazing lives before us so we really should shit down to take the time to talk to them.

It was set in and around Boston, which I just loved too. As I’ve lived here for the past 12 years, I enjoyed reading about the North End, Brookline, Roxbury, and, the further out, Rockport. I did a lot of googling of places and restaurants after reading about them to pull up old pictures and maps. So fun.

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Be sure to check out my other suggestions:

Book Club.2015 Part 1

Book Club.2014 Part 2

Book Club.2014 Part 1

Please send me some suggestions! xox

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