I started off the year strong and hit a little lull in March when I started two books but took forever to complete them. Finally I checked off an additional two to close out April. Here is a little review on the books I’ve been reading!
I always try to have one self improvement type book at my finger tips as well as some non-fiction and this book had me feeling all kinds of convicted. Breaking Up with Perfect is a book for any of you who have struggled with feeling you had to be the perfect good girl or battling with never being good enough. I honestly bawled my eyes out through parts of this book as it shook me to the core of my heart.
Whether you are a “good girl,” who always tries to be what you think everyone else wants you to be, or a “never good enough” girl, who’s desperately hiding your past and shame behind attempts to measure up—this book will help you find the beautiful, loving, fulfilled woman God created you to be. Imperfections and all.
After seeing Truly Madly Guilty on so many book reviews I had a little higher expectations. This book took me forever to get through and I had to finish because I was dying to know what happened but at the same time felt like it was about 400 pages too long. If you love Liane Moriarty you will probably enjoy the book but it was not my favorite. What Alice Forgot and The Husbands Secret were much better reads in my opinion.
In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.
Cancel the Weddingis a sweet little story of a daughter finding herself as she digs through a past her mom never shared. Multiple times I felt I had the story figured out and then another twist or turn would occur. If you are looking for a somewhat easy ready with a happy ending but enough mystery to keep you interested you should check this one out!
On the surface, Olivia has it all: a high-powered career, a loving family, and a handsome fiancé. She even seems to be coming to terms with her mother Jane’s premature death from cancer. But when Jane’s final wish is revealed, Olivia and her elder sister, Georgia, are mystified. Their mother rarely spoke of her rural Southern hometown, and never went back to visit—so why does she want them to return to Huntley, Georgia, to scatter her ashes?
Behind Closed Doors currently only $2.99 for Kindle which I felt was super for the amount of entertainment! I read this book in 48 hours. It was not as gruesome as All the Pretty Girls but definitely very psychotic. The chapters alternate between past and present and it definitely kept me turning the pages. I didn’t feel it was extremely long either.
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable. Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.
I’m hoping with all the kids activities over May, June and July there will be plenty of time on the road to make a dent in my “want to read” list! It seems to be growing much faster than I am reading.
Do you have a recent read I should add to my list?
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