(36) Today Will Be Different // Bookish Blurb

Today will be different by Maria Semple

This book is by the same author who wrote Where’d You Go Bernadette? which is why I picked up this book. Spoiler, I did not enjoy this book nearly as much as I hoped. In fact, I almost didn’t finish this book.

I found this book incredibly confusing which I guess it’s supposed to be considering it follows a woman who doesn’t really have anything put together. Basically we follow one day in her life but we also switch to other time periods and to realities that aren’t real and it’s just confusing. Basically we follow Liz on a day that she wants to be a good day but ends up just kind of going haywire. Continue reading “(36) Today Will Be Different // Bookish Blurb”

(33) Eat Pray Love // Bookish Blurb

Eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

After reading Big Magic I realized that this was by the same author and I wanted to read it. I used to not want to read this book because it got so much hype. But guess what, things usually get talked about for a reason. And this one is good.

Basically this book follows the author’s life after her divorce and a heartbreaking relationship when she decides to travel to Italy, India and Indonesia to rebuild herself. I realize that doesn’t sound super fascinating but oh this book was good. Continue reading “(33) Eat Pray Love // Bookish Blurb”

(29) In the Company of Secrets // Bookish Blurb

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I had run out of things to read and this was on my Kindle (I got it for free a long time ago) so I decided to read it. I guess it classifies as Christian historical fiction and really it doesn’t deserve its own blog post but I guess it gets one anyway. Continue reading “(29) In the Company of Secrets // Bookish Blurb”

(27)The Secret Life of Bees // Bookish Blurb

81bdonfzzolThe Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

I had been meaning to read this book for a while especially after I read The Invention of Wings and realized that it was written by the same author. I knew I needed to read this book. In this book we follow 14 yr old Lily Owens as she escapes the horrors of her existence and tries to find out more about her dead mother. It is about race and strong women who have lots of hardship.  Continue reading “(27)The Secret Life of Bees // Bookish Blurb”

(26) Uprooted // Bookish Blurb

uprootedUprooted by Naomi Novik

Finally I got to read some fantasy. I thought this book started a little slow but once it got going I was totally hooked and didn’t want to put it down. I’m not exactly sure how to explain this book but it is about magic and an evil forest that corrupts people and wants everyone to die. That sounds very dark and I guess it is actually quite a dark book (I mean, a lot of people die just not very many people I cared about) but it is also a book about hope and discovering yourself.

This book is set in kind of your typical kings and townspeople sort of world where there are rich people who live in the city and all the villagers who do their own thing and then there are randomly magical people and evil creatures. Continue reading “(26) Uprooted // Bookish Blurb”

(24) Little Women // Bookish Blurb

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After reading March I got a hankering to read Little Women again and since I was able to get it for free on my kindle, I did. The book tells the story of the four March daughters (Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy) and all the adventures they have and lessons they learn. Continue reading “(24) Little Women // Bookish Blurb”

(22) March // Bookish Blurb

13529March by Geraldine Brooks

This book takes the story of Little Women and tells the story of Mr. March when he goes away to be a chaplain during the civil war.

I was really intrigued by the premise of this book since I have fond memories of Little Women but ultimately that was my downfall concerning this book. Continue reading “(22) March // Bookish Blurb”

(18) The Invention of Wings // Bookish Blurb

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This is a historical fiction book loosely based on some historical characters. The book follows the lives of two women; Sarah (a southern white woman) and Hetty ‘Handful’, the slave she is given on her 11th birthday.

The book is all about trying to find your place and make your life better but mostly it is about trying to survive and make the most out of your situation. Obviously the women live very different lives and at times it seems as though their lives have nothing to do with each other yet the contrast between their lives is very meaningful. Continue reading “(18) The Invention of Wings // Bookish Blurb”

(12)Pope Joan // Bookish Blurb

51xb0lb0mml-_sx322_bo1204203200_Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

When my mom first recommended this book to me and told me it was a fictional account of a female pope, I was hardly sold. Even when I started it, it was very much an ‘I’ll just read this because why not’. Needless to say, I was hardly thrilled to start but once I started, I didn’t want to stop.

This book takes the little we know about Pope Joan, assumes it is true, and then strings together a work of fiction about her life. I think I got caught up in the idea that it was a history book. It’s not. It is a work of fiction, a wonderful story, that just happens to be set in the past and centered around a character that some believe existed (and some do not). Continue reading “(12)Pope Joan // Bookish Blurb”