A Brief Review – Book #3-10

I’ve finished 10 books towards my goal of 15 this year, but have only reviewed two on this blog! My blogs during my time in Italy were all about food, travels and life in general but when I wasn’t eating I was reading. A lot.

Let’s play catch up. Here are the last eight books I’ve read, complete with a two sentence summary because it’s Friday and we’ve got things to do:

3 – How to Be Both by Ali Smith 
A book by a female author – 
Odd in it’s setup, but definitely unique. I wasn’t mad that I read it, but I wouldn’t convince someone else to.

4 – Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 
A mystery or thriller – 
An intriguing mystery, but let’s stop calling it the “next Gone Girl.” It was not nearly as suspenseful, in my opinion.

5 – Quiet by Susan Cain
A nonfiction book – So good, in so many ways. It changed my life, maybe it will change yours, too.

6 – Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
A book that made you cry – Packed to the brim with emotions and such a beautiful story. I adored the characters and their honest, gritty feelings and personalities; I will recommend this one forever.

7- The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
A true story – The incredible (true) story of a man who had the intelligence and support to change his circumstances, and couldn’t quite do it. It was fascinating and I’d highly recommend it.

8 – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
A book set in a different country – A touching page-turner and 100% movie material. It didn’t knock my socks off but it was really cute and I enjoyed it!

9 – Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
A book with a one-word title – I liked the movie, but thought the book would be too dry. I was proven wrong page after page; I tore through this and it surpassed my expectations.

10 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit – (Hogwarts.) I MEAN COME ON.

So… what should I read next?

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2 thoughts on “A Brief Review – Book #3-10

  1. Barbara Schneider says:

    Good for you Alex ! I really have to make more time to read. You’d think I’d have all the time in the world but somehow it’s not happening. Love you. Gram xo

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