Since writing this post about grieving over a fictional character and seeing how many of you share my passion for books, I thought I'd give you the low down on some of my favorite books from the last month or two.
150 Pounds: A Novel of Waists and Measures (Kate Rockland)
This book was recommended by an online book club I'm a part of. I loved the book so much I read it in TWO days!
It's the story of two popular bloggers (one fat, one skinny) and their desire to help others be more comfortable in their own bodies.
Shoshana, author of Fat and Fabulous, is friendly, outgoing and the type of person everyone loves. Alexis, author of Skinny Chick, is a self-proclaimed bitch who is judgmental and lacking in friends.
They cross paths when they're both guests on Oprah discussing their views on weight.
The story is a little predictable but I still enjoyed it. Definitely one of my favorites and a book I think most people, especially those who struggle with weight, will find likable.
Breaking the Silence (Diane Chamberlain)
I recently discovered this author and LOVE her! Her books are always filled with twists and turns, so completely unexpected that I find myself thinking about the characters even when I'm not reading the book.
This story is about a semi-famous astronomer, Laura, whose father's dying wish is for her to look after an elderly woman whom she knows nothing about and has never even heard her name until now.
She feels compelled to honor her father's wishes but this simple act causes her life to completely unravel...her husband commits suicide and her young daughter, who witnesses his death, stops speaking.
While Laura deals with her grief, she must find a way to help her daughter and also continue to search for reasons on why her father was so insistent that she visit the elderly woman.
I guarantee this is a good read!! You won't be able to put it down! And the ending is so unexpected you will be flabbergasted!!
Home Front (Kristin Hannah)
This is another new-to-me author whom I absolutely love! She's the one who wrote the book Night Road, which inspired the above blog post I mentioned.
This story is about a couple, Jolene and Michael, whose 12-year marriage is disintegrating right before their eyes and they can't seem to find a way to fix things.
Right in the midst of a breaking point, Jolene is deployed to Iraq to fight in the war and she has to leave her husband and their two young daughters.
Her best friend of 20 years goes alongside her to Iraq, as she is also a soldier.
While she is away, Jolene refuses to let her family worry about her as she describes life in Iraq in her e-mails to them as if she's on vacation. But, on the inside, the war is changing her for the worst.
Tragedy strikes and she and Michael must face the consequences and find a way to move forward.
This is a must read, in my opinion! I had a hard time putting it down!
It wasn't so much filled with unexpected twists and turns as it was more about the emotions and wanting so badly for each of these characters to fight harder to save their marriage and keep their family intact.
The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes (Diane Chamberlain)
Yes, another book by Diane Chamberlain but I'm telling you all, she is an amazing author!!
This is another intriguing page-turner that will keep you wanting more. I seriously asked Tim to get the kids McDonald's one night for dinner so I could finish the book.
This is the story of a young, naive girl named CeeCee Wilkes and how she falls in love with a man, Timothy, who changes the course of her life.
He and his brother convince CeeCee to help them commit a horrible crime, which suddenly goes wrong. And CeeCee is left to clean up the pieces. She lives out the rest of her life in fear, waiting to be found out and captured.
You will fall in love with CeeCee and find yourself reeling with emotions as you dive deeper into this book. It's about doing the right thing, even if it means losing your entire world and everyone you love.
Okay, so now....I want to hear about the books you've read recently and couldn't put down!
And if you've read any of the books mentioned here, tell me what you thought about them!
Side note: This is not a sponsored post or a post filled with affiliate links. I was not compensated in any manner to promote any of these books. I simply loved each of them and wanted to share them with my readers who also love to read.
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