Sign of a Good Book

I’ve decided that if I’m sad a book is over, then it’s a good book.  Exactly how I felt about the 2 books I’ve read so far this year!
Me Before YouMe Before You by Jojo Moyes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I actually started this book a few times before getting into it. Based on recommendations though I kept at it. And by far it is the best book I have read in a long time! I could not put it down!

Big Little LiesBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The foreshadowing in this book really kept me intrigued. And even though the foreshadowing helped me figure out what was going to happen, the characters and plot still pulled me in. Another that I was sad to see end…

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Looking For Alaska

Looking for AlaskaLooking for Alaska by John Green
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Looking for Alaska was an interesting read. I think I wanted to like it as much as The Fault in Our Stars. It was good and well written but I felt like it could have been more. Although I do wonder if the simplicity of the story was what made it appealing.

I did find myself relating to the characters, but I don’t know that I empathized with them much. Good read. It had been awhile since I had gotten into a book and this one did suck me in pretty quickly.

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Whistling Past the Graveyard

Whistling Past the GraveyardWhistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am on a roll with reading good books. I picked this one because it was the Target book club choice this month. And it was good! The story of Starla who runs away to find her momma. She hitches a ride from a black woman named Eula who promises to get her to her momma. Their journey is not easy through the south with civil rights being on the fore front of everyone’s minds. And Starla and Eula’s lives will never be the same.

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The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left BehindThe Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Girl You Left Behind was engaging from the first chapter. It is the story of a lost painting and Sophie, the subject in the painting. I have to admit, that I was a bit lost at the start of the 2nd part of the book when it switched to present day and the story of Liv,the woman who now owned Sophie’s painting. But I soon was engrossed in that story as well, and how we learned about Sophie’s life through Liv’s story. Love it all. For awhile I thought it might be anti-climatic but it wasn’t at all.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book. A classic. And I’m glad I re-read it. It was required reading in high school and I enjoyed it then. And probably more from the perspective of Scout who didn’t understand why the world didn’t see the injustice when it was so obvious to her. I think as an adult, there is a lot of respect for the character of Atticus, knowing how hard it can be to do the right thing when it seems you’re the only one ready to fight for it. This is a must read.

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Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Tell the Wolves I'm HomeTell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another great book. This book was about a 13 year old girl who lost her uncle and best friend. And how she coped with his loss when she met another friend of his that she never knew. Of course it wasn’t all that easy as there was a reason she never knew his friend. I felt like it was a quick read and the style of writing kept me reading.

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