Let’s start off by saying that I am not a “reader”. I don’t necessarily know how to define what a “reader” is but what I can say is that you will rarely find me reading in my free time. I find it difficult to get into a book but on rare occasions I do and then I am all in. In the midst of reading those books, the can’t-put-it-down type, I dream of being part of a book club, surrounded by sophisticated, articulate individuals. Then I put the book down, quickly come back to reality, and I’m back to my non-reading ways.
Something you should know about me is that I read books for two reasons. One, if I like an author I will read ALL of their books and two, because everyone else is reading it. Probably not the best reasons for choosing books. The positive that I take from this is that when I do read a book and I like it, it must be really good right? So here’s my thoughts on a few books I have read recently.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – I am a huge fan of Gone Girl so when I heard this book had a similar feel I needed to read it. I think overall it was a good book. The first half of the book is slow but once it picks up it keeps you on the edge of your seat! Nothing more to say otherwise I might give it away…
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty – I was recommended this book because I am obsessed with all Emily Giffin novels and was told Liane Moriarty’s writing style was very similar. This book was a perfect light summer read full of surprises, lending a view into the lives of thirty-three-year-old triplets. Their lives are complicated, their romantic relationships are messy, and their relationship with each other always seems to get caught in between.
The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius by Kristine Barnett – This was probably my favourite out of all the books. As you will become to know I am largely involved in advocating for the Autism community. It is a community that is near and dear to my heart so naturally this was a book that I would pick up. This book takes you through a mother’s journey as she tries to understand her son’s diagnosis and what choices will ultimately be the best for him. This book had me crying all the way through but on the other side you come out with immense respect for this mother and all other mother’s in similar situations. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Any books you have read lately that are a MUST read?