Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Catching Up on Book Reviews

I am seriously behind on my book reviews. I have 3 today! Needless to say I had a lot of time to catch up on my reading while I was on vacay. It was so nice.


First up, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. I really enjoyed this book. It was much different from anything else I have read because it is a book completely composed of letters. It is set during WWII and gives you a very clever look at what it was like for the townspeople of Guernsey. If you need a change up from the everyday book I definitely recommend it.



My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult was also a wonderful book, but a tear jerker. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I can't wait. This book deals with some newly controversial issues and really makes you think about what you would do if you were placed on either side of this situation. Picoult does a great job of giving the reader a good view of each side by writing chapters through different characters voices.



Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (also a movie I haven't seen) was beautifully written and made me want to check out more of Yates's books. The subject is dark but somewhat relatable. It basically details the lives of a suburban couple who want to be anything but normal but are unable to escape the suburban life no matter how hard they try. I recommend checking out at the very least just to experience Yates's writing.

Let me know what you guys are reading now so I can find my next good read or if you have read any of these books let me know your thoughts!

6 comments :

  1. My Sister's Keeper is a great book! I really like most of Jodi's books. I saw the movie and enjoyed it, but I won't give anything away...go see it!!

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  2. I just started reading my Sister's Keeper...so far I'm loving it. When I finsh I'm totally going to see the movie...I love to compare books to movies- the books are always so much better though!

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  3. I read Sister's Keeper and saw the movie. Book is so much better. Perhaps you might also enjoy Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife. Also, Sarah Addison Allen's Garden Spells is really good. Happy reading!

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  4. I loved my sisters keeper, but I am not sure if I will see the movie. I heard the change the ending and other aspects. I wish I could recommend something... but I need something for my next book too!

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