Thursday, January 27, 2011

Book Review

While I was enroute to San Diego, I had ample time to read, and read I did.  I managed to get three books read and wanted to share my thoughts with you and see if you had read them as well.  This first book had great potential, but ended up being a bit to risque for me.  I finished it because I make it a point to finish reading a book whether I like it or not.  

This one had me on the edge of my seat.  Once I got familiar with her style of writing, which includes lots of descriptive words for nature, I was hooked.  It had an erie element to it and I was down right spooked at the end.  

This book was by far the best book I read on the trip.  Though it has some difficult scenes with the characters during World War II, and as horrifying as some of the incidents were, it was a very well written story and one that I didn't want to end.

This book is my current read.  "Bittersweet" by Shauna Niequist is a must have for you, your daughters and all the women in your life.  It is about change, grace and learning the hard way.  How change is to be expected, both good and bad and what we can learn while going through it if we are able to open ourselves up to the process.  This one will have me thinking for awhile.

What about you, have you read any good books lately?



  1. I haven't read ANYTHING lately, but I will be looking for Bittersweet. It sounds really good.

  2. I've been reading more this year. Thanks for the review on these.

  3. Good Morning Renee. :o)
    My main reading has been blogs and 9th grade History. :o) I would really love a new book to read. I need to check out our library for Bittersweet. Is sounds "appropriate" for me to read. :o)
    Have a lovely day my friend.
    Sincerely, Trish

  4. I recently read Cutting For Stone and it was one of the best books I've read in a long time. I would highly recommend it.

  5. Good morning Renee. I will be looking for Bittersweet. This will be a nice change from my usual mystery/who-dunnit novels.
    Have a blessed day, Sue

  6. Someday, when I grow up I will be able to read books. For now, I will just have to read magazines and decor books. My Mom reads like crazy and she said she didn't start until us kids were grown and maybe then I can start.
    Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

  7. I read Sarah's Key last year and was very moved. I will be looking for Bittersweet...

  8. Oooooh...Thank you for sharing those! Exciting!!! I just read two books by the same author; "Left Neglected" and "Still Alice". The author tells these stories so well that you almost feel like you are living the main character's lives. Very Interesting.

  9. chans hawaiian cottageJanuary 28, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    hi yes yes yes Karen White -The house on Tradd street & The girl on legare street- really good deeply moving romance and old houses. thank you i'll look for your books happy reading to you all.

  10. I love to read and really respect your reviews of these books. I got a kindle for Christmas and now have some new titles to try, thanks to you . I have read Anne Rivers Siddons and will try that one first.

  11. Hi,
    I just happened upon your blog. I love reading and have been wanting to read Sarah's Key. I have it, just haven't gotten to it yet. I am reading the 'Zookeeper's Wife' right now and it's really good. I plan to blog about some of my favorite reads soon. I like your blog and look forward to coming back.


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