Tuesday, March 6, 2018

February Book Reviews

For those of you who are regular readers of my blog you may recall that one of my resolutions is to read more this year. It is always a resolution of mine, but last year I didn’t seem to read as much as I usually do, so for this year I thought I would do a monthly book roundup to help me stay on top of my reading.

This month I only read two books, but it’s a short month right… Hopefully this month I will have a chance to read more, but the two books I did read were fantastic.
Okay…okay…I know it’s not exactly the most adult like book to read, but I never read it as a child and I always like to read the book before I see the movie. Speaking of, who else is exacted to see such a fabulous cast bring this story to life on the big screen!?

Meg Murry and her brother, Charles Wallace are perceived as being a little different by those outside of their family. One stormy night Meg, Charles, and their mother come to the kitchen for a midnight snack of warm milk, but are disturbed by and unexpected guest.

Mrs. Whatsit informs all three of them that there is such a thing as a tesseract {a wrinkle in time} which allows you to travel at an extremely fast rate. The tesseract takes Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin, an athletic student, on an adventure through time and space.

Fair warning, this book is not the most uplifting book, but the writing is just so phenomenal, and Ng does such a fantastic job of giving the reader insight to each characters perspective. Even though this book airs on the sad side I strongly recommend Everything I Never Told You to everyone.

Lydia, the favorite child of a Chinese American family living in the 1970s, is dead, but the family does not know that yet. Lydia’s parents are more than determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to accomplish/complete. Starting at a young age an enormous weight is placed on Lydia’s shoulders and grows as each year passes.

When Lydia’s body is found at the bottom of a near-by lake her family’s world is turned upside down and the balance thrown completely off. This is a story of family secrets, longing for everything to be just perfect, exposing the way in which relationships with family member can sometimes be a challenge, and how sometimes things are just simply not as they appear.

Everything I never told you is the definition of a ‘page turner’ – I honestly read the last 100 pages in one sitting, I just couldn’t put the book down.

22 comments:

  1. Super curious to read those books!


    Federica
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  2. The second one sounds interesting for me!

    lovely Greetings <3

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    1. The second one is an incredible read!

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  3. Ohhhh I've been wanting to read A Wrinkle In Time - this was just the nudge i needed to make it happen. Have a great rest of your week!

    Cheers,

    Will
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    1. It is such a fun read! I cannot wait to see the movie!

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  4. Beautiful post dear <3

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  5. Thank you for the reviews. I wrote a book One Way Trip by Cris A Santos, please let me know if you would like to read and I will send you a copy via email. I would love you to post a review on my book. xoxo Cris
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    1. I would absolutely love to read your book - I will send you an email ASAP!

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  6. Thanks for the reviews!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. Happy to see you enjoyed this book round up!

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  7. Aww what a pretty picture <3

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  8. Very inspiring! You look lovely!

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  9. Thanks for sharing!Your blog is really interesting. Hey, would you like us to support eachother in this blogosphere? I followed you on GFC #518, would you be so kind to support back?
    I appreciate it! Have a nice day & let's keep in touch :-)
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    1. I will be sure to stop by your blog a little later on!

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  10. The second book sound so interesting!
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    1. Everything I Never Told You is simply fantastic!

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  11. I love Mary Poppins, brings back all the great memories from my childhood! I cant wait to see it too xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

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    1. It really does bring back so many great memories from childhood!

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