Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WHW: Book Reviews

Hey y'all and welcome to another what's hap-pinning Wednesday with Jenn and little ole' me! Link up below to let us know what's currently happening in your life. Today I want to share some groundbreaking news.... just kidding, not groundbreaking but I DID break out of my book rut! I managed to read 3 books this summer and for me lately, that's impressive. For those that know me, I'm scary/sad/mystery book lover so these may not appeal to everyone. I just started a new one, which I'll share below, but send me your must-reads so I can add them to my (long) list!




1. The Sound of Gravel - I loved it but this one is not for the faint of heart. It is a memoir by Ruth Wariner about her life growing up in a polygamist family. I couldn't put it down mostly because you're dying to know if anything GOOD happens to this girl - like where's the silver lining? (there is a silver lining...but not until the last second) very emotional and empowering read!

2. The Passenger - My MIL gives me a book each Christmas that she feels is right up my alley and this one did not disappoint. It was a quick and suspenseful read that will keep you guessing until the end! (and the end was not what I expected whatsoever!)

3. Big Little Lies - I must admit that I was probably the last one to jump on this train but I promised myself I'd read the book before watching the mini-series and I am SO glad I did! Am I the only one that liked the book WAY better? Regardless, both adaptations are great but with the book I could NOT put it down! In fact, I liked her writing style so much that I just started another one by the same author: The Husband's Secret (which I learned that Blake Lively is producing and staring in the movie!)




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14 comments:

  1. Hey I only managed 1 book all summer so don't feel so bad, ha! I also like mystery/suspense/scary books so I'm going to check out The passenger!

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  2. Jessi, I just listened to a Jen Hatmaker podcast last week and Ruth and her cousin who also has a book and whom she did not know until they were adults, were both part of the interview. Very interesting and heartbreaking stories. I haven't decided if my heart is ready for the full book but their story was incredible to listen to. Just thinking about them being brave enough to leave...wow.

    Shelly | The Queen in Between

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  3. OMGGGGG they're turning "The Husband's Secret" into a movie!?!?! Sign me up! That has been one of my favorite recent reads! I need to read "Big Little Lies" next.

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  4. I love a good book review - I also way preferred the book to the series for Big Little Lies and I loved The Husbands Secret (yay for the movie!) I have The Passenger downloaded so I'm keen to get started now...

    We seem to love the same genres - I've posted a few reviews too!
    x

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  5. The Husband's Secret looks interesting! I need to check that one out :-)

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  6. Love a good suspense book - thanks for sharing that one! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Oh I have to add The Passenger and The Husband Secret to my reading list. I loved Big Little Lies, such a great book. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Lianne Moriarty writes some of my favorite books. Can't wait to get into the show!

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  9. I'm officially the last one to hop on the Big Little Lies train, definitely next up on my list <3
    Green Fashionista

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  10. I still haven't read or seen Big Little Lies, but I'm curious about both! I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  11. I haven't read any of these books yet, but I've heard a lot about Big Little Lies! Must try it!

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  12. The Husband's secret is sitting on my bookshelf right now just waiting for me to read. Now that I know if will be coming to the screen I will need to get on it! I wish I would have read big little lies before watching!

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  13. Oh let me know how the husband secret is. I loved Big Little Lies.

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