Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Extra Extra Read All About It! {Books}

I'm back here again, with a bunch of good book recommendations for you! 

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I forgot to review this one last month, so I wanted to include it here. 
The general gist of the story is that the main character in this book, Emma, loses her husband in a plane crash. She deals with that loss and eventually moves on to find new love. And then she finds out that her husband wasn't dead after all....(I didn't ruin anything--that detail is in the synopsis on Goodreads)
The concept of this book really intrigued me. I love books that make me think "what if I was in that situation?" and this one definitely did that. I thought it was interesting how everything happened and resolves itself. This one gets 4 stars.

The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty
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I love Liane Moriarty's books, and this was one of the last ones of hers that I hadn't read, but got thanks to my bestie. As in most of her other books, the story alternates between the two characters, Ellen and Saskia. I actually found the story really fascinating and loved that I could definitely 'hear' the different characters in the alternating chapters. 
I will say, I would not have been as calm about things as Ellen was throughout the entire book if my boyfriend/husband and I were being stalked by his ex, but I thought the story was good and kept me interested throughout. This one gets 4 stars from me, also.


The Other Half by Sarah Rayner
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This was another find off of my bestie's Kindle and I figured it would be a typical summer/beach read which is just what it was. Following the affair unfolding was interesting. I just didn't find myself really liking any of the characters. I definitely sympathized with the wife, and probably liked her most, but the husband was a total douche.
It was good for a nice pool/beach, easy read. I didn't expect literary genius from this, and it wasn't. But it still passed the time just fine. 3 stars for this.

The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
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I actually got this as one of the Kindle First books for the month of August. The book chapters alternated between multiple characters in this neighborhood, and each chapter gave way to a tiny bit more of each person's story. I liked reading and learning about all of the characters, but I felt like I was getting teased throughout the book with the eluding to everyone's secrets, without much new information, until EVERYTHING came apart seemingly at once, and then quickly resolved and wrapped up. I did enjoy reading the book and would recommend it for an easy, interesting read. I'd give this one 3.5 stars. Leaning towards 4 for enjoyment factor.


The Secret Life of CeeCeeWilkes by Diane Chamberlain
You have to just go with the plot of this story because it's somewhat unbelievable, but once the "big event" happens in the book, it was gripping. I kept reading to find out what happened next, watching the main character's life unfold, and in the end how it all kind of comes to a head. I read the majority of the book in a day and a half because I was so engrossed in it. After reading this book, I looked into other books by this author because I enjoyed it so much. 4.5 stars for me!

What books have you been reading?

24 comments:

  1. I loved reading One True Loves! I'm a big fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid, and I love all of her books!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. Have you read The Couple Next Door or Behind Closed Doors? Two books that once you start reading they are hard to put down. Look them up on Amazon.

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  3. I am currently reading One True Loves. So far is give it 4/5 too and so intrigued to see who Emma picks. I am going to Amazon to buy the secret life of Cee Cer Wilkes right now, looks so good! Great reviews

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  4. i just finished reading The One Man and i can't stop thinking (or talking or commenting) about it. it totally blew me away and now every book i'm trying to read after this one is sucking!

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  5. I read One True Loves this month too and totally loved it. I agree with you when I was thinking, what would I do in this situation? I was also very happy with the ending :) That Diane Chamberlain book sounds good - I haven't read any by her yet but I'd like to!!!

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  6. You read soooo much! I can barely get through a book every two months-- as soon as I pick one up, I snooze! :)

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  7. I need to pick up some books for vacation and may look at getting some of these! Thanks for sharing!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  8. My aunt just recommended The Things We Wish Were True to me last month, so that's on my list!

    I have to get my hands on a Taylor Jenkins Reid book too.

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  9. Just got One True Loves and can't wait to get to it! Also, I loved The Secret Life of CeCe Wilkes. Diane Chamberlain has some really good read!

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  10. The Things We Wish Were True sounds interesting. The format might take a few chapters to get use to initially but since I know about it going in, it won't annoy me. One True Loves is on my TBR and I'm also adding The Secret Life of CeCe Wilkes too.

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  11. i loved one true loves! i agree, i love thinking about what if i was in this situation, but i don't actually want to be in that situation lol. ceecee wilkes is on my list, as is the hypnotist's love story.

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  12. I just added that last one to my reading list! Thank you for the recommendation!

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  13. So many good book reviews! One True Loves and CeeCee Wilkes are on my list.

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  14. I love, LOVE TJR!!!

    Thanks for linking up with me and Steph!

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  15. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes made me read a lot more Diane Chamberlain too, though that one is still my favorite of hers. I really liked One True Loves too!

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  16. One true loves is on my list! I forgot I had the things we wish were true as my kindle first pick, score! I just finished The Girl You Left Behind and Crazy Rich Asians and loved them both.

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  17. Ooh I can't wait to read some of these on your list :) Thank you so much for reviewing and sharing! I love when bloggers do this because it saves me time from finding my next book, I just keep an ongoing list :)

    I just started following you on bloglovin<3 I would love a follow back!

    xo Nicole
    www.damatoadventures.blogspot.com

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  18. Ohhh I think I would like The Hypnotist's Love Story. Plus I love Liane Moriarty! She's actually gonna be in Houston on Saturday signing copies of her newest book, Truly Madly Guilty and my friends and I might go! I also like the look of One True Love! Gonna add it to my list! :)

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  19. I just did a book post today too! :) Definitely adding some of these to my library list!

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  20. These all sound good! The first two were already on my to-read list, and I just added the rest!

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  21. I have heard great things about One True Loves. :) Glad to know you liked it too. I tried to read The Hypnotist's Love Story a few months ago, but I couldn't get into it. It was a did not finish for me. Glad you liked it though. XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  22. I've read, and really liked, one of Diane Chamberlain's books and have been wanting to read something else by her- so I might check out that one next!

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  23. I'm definitely adding The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes to my list. Sounds very intriguing and a bit like the Liane Moriarty book I read last month. I'm new to her books so I'm adding The Hypnotist's Love Story to my list as well! Also hurray for book lending besties :)

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