Summer is winding down and I still have four books on my list to read. I have to blame this problem on Jojo Moyes. I was boycotting her book, Me Before You, because it was too popular and I hate things that like that. It repulses me when too many people are talking about something and I steer clear, lol. Eventually, I gave in to my curiosity and loved it so much that I have fallen into a pretty deep Jojo Moyes hole and cant stop compulsively reading all her novels. I am currently finishing Silver Bay and then I plan to move on to The Nest and complete my Summer Reading List.
Here is what I think of the first five novels that I have completed:
This was one of the best books I have read in a long time. I recommend it to people all the time and I have gotten numerous messages back that they read it and loved it. Definitely check this one out if you have not read it yet. It is one of my favorite novels of 2016!
Okay, so full disclosure – I listened to this as an audiobook. The way the narrator read any of the lines spoken by Vid was like nails on a chalkboard for me and ruined the entire book. I did not think this book was anything spectacular (even without my issues with the narration). I was disappointed and would not recommend this one. I know it was super popular because everyone loves Liane Moriarty so I am eager to see if anyone agrees with me or if you all loved it and I am totally crazy. Leave me a comment with your opinion!
When I first started reading The Last Letter From Your Lover it resembled Sophie Kinsella’s book, Remember Me? so much that I started to get angry. Remember Me? is one of my favorite novels and I have read it many times. The plotline about a woman that was in a car accident, wakes up in the hospital and cant remember anything about her life (including her husband and other important plot points) were the same but thankfully the similarities end and the book does go on to be fully different and it’s own story. (Thank God.) I really enjoyed this novel and have recommended it to quite a few people.
While I enjoyed this book it has kind of faded into the background for me as being average. I enjoyed certain parts a lot but overall it was not anything to write home about. It was not a standout although it was significantly better than some of the last few books Emily Giffin has written. I would give it five stars out of ten.
Falling really caught me off guard. It was not at all what I expected it to be and I was very emotionally invested in the characters. I even found myself crying at one point in the story. I was moved by this novel in a big way and I really loved the main character, Emma. If you have not read this one I do recommend it.
Have you guys read anything fantastic this Summer that you would recommend? What has been your favorite book so far?