Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Book Report!

It's been a while since I have blogged about books. When I started to plan this post, I was thinking I would have sooo many books to include since I haven't done one in a while.  Well, I don't.  haha Last one of these was done in February....! Here are some books I have been reading and enjoying lately!

the mother's promise

ohhhhhhh this was a tear jerker! It was SO SO SO good! I cried, but they were happy tears mixed in with the sad ones.  This is about a mother daughter team who only have each other- the daughter has social anxiety that is paralyzing and the mom spends her days protecting her daughter.  The mom gets sick and they have to figure out their new norm.  Let me just tell you, there were several parts that had me gasping out loud.  I read another book by this author and loved it-- this reminds me to read more by her......

one plus one

I listened to this one, and once again, I loved listening to a Jojo Moyes book! I love the accents! This book is about a single mother raising her daughter- a math wizard- and her step son, who is a "freak" wearing eyeliner and tight jeans.  They live in a bad part of town and the mom is trying to make ends meet.  The daughter is trying to get into a really good school, and to earn the money, they enter her in a math competition... there is a man who is also very down on his luck, who happens into their lives and next thing you know, he is driving them, and their very large dog, across the continent to the competition-- and the story that follows this is hilarious and fun.  Really enjoyed this book too!

blue bistro

Well, you know I have read my fair share of her books.... but this one might have been my favorite! Maybe? Next to Matchmaker.... I really liked this one! The Blue Bistro is a cute little restaurant in Nantucket where only the best of the best food is served.  A girl new to town accepts the job as the front of the restaurant and she tries to figure out what's going on between her love interest, the owner, and the head chef (also part owner).... This was a fun book to read. 

along the infinite sea

I read another book by Beatriz Williams that I really really loved, so I was anxious to read this one.  And it was also really good! I didn't intend to read a book about WWII, but this one turned into that-- but it was really good! It is a story taking place in the present, as the story about the past unfolds.  I liked trying to figure out who was who and how they were connected.  It was beautiful!

forever interrupted

omg this book.  So so so so so good.  Talk about a roller coaster of emotions:
so this couple falls in love and elopes.  Nine days later, he is hit by a bus and dies (this isn't a spoiler, it is told in the info about book).  All of this happens on the first 2 pages.  The widow goes to the hospital where she meets his mother for the first time. It doesn't go well.  The rest of the book flashes back and forth, from the past-- like when they met--, to the present-- coping with his death....and his mother.  The roller coaster comes in because when they meet and spend time together, they are so happy- I found myself smiling stupidly along.  And then the next chapter is about the raw sadness she is feeling-- and I felt her sadness.  This writer is GOOD, y'all.  The way the past and present interlope together is impressive and clever and incredibly GOOD!

I just got another book out of the library I am starting tonight and I started another audio book....hope to get back to posting more regularly!