I think I’m switching back to a weekly instead of a monthly wrap up and I have finished four books that I still need to talk about here.
- My first finish of the month was Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. It took me 13 months to read this and I would have liked it more if it had been about a third of the size it is. It was so unnecessarily long. I loved the parts where we were with the characters, but all of the history and battle scenes were so long and boring for me that I regret not DNFing it a month in to the project. In the end I rated it ✰3✰
- The next book read was Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers ✰5✰ This book is told entirely through notes left on the refrigerator door between a mother and her fifteen year old daughter. I always love a book told in a non-standard format. This book had so much more going for it as well though. Through only these post it notes we learn that the mother is dying of breast cancer and it’s not going well for her at all. It mirrored my experience with my late husband’s brain cancer in horribly painful ways and the book left me sobbing.
- A Turtle’s Guide to Introversion by Ton Mak is a book I won in a Goodreads giveaway. It was a cute little gift book and a really fast read. The illustrations were charming and the words were relatable. I gave it ✰4✰
- I also finshed Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson this week and gave it ✰3✰ For some reason this book didn’t effect me the same way the first book did. It was still a good read, but it didn’t make me cry like If You Come Softly did.
Have you read any of these?