Since clearly I have not kept up with the book club update, here is a list and remarks about the books we have read since…APRIL!!!!!!!! Man! That is 7 months ago!!!
Well we have read some good and some bad but that is the point reading books that we normally wouldn’t read and ones that have a great discussion! Book discussion that is! I mean Aaron (and all our boys for that matter) makes fun of us because he thinks we have about a 5min book discussion and a 2 hr gossip and catch up session…which is totally not the case. The truth is we probably have about a 1/2 hour to 45 min of book discussion than catch up 😉 I mean what book clubs actually just talk about just the book the entire time then leave….um probably none of them!
Anyway here is the list:
*April: Just One of The Guys by Kristin Hannah
Goodreads rating was: 3.93 stars and Book Club gave it an average of 3 stars
This was an ok book decided upon book club, but I unfortunately didn’t finish it, this was due to pure exhaustion with being pregnant in my first tri (can you believe it that we are already at the end!!!!). I do plan to eventually pick it back up though!
*May: The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Goodreads rating was: 3.89 stars and Book Club gave it an average of 0-1 stars, for the pure fact that we all called it quits. The writing style with this book was very hard to get through! It seemed to be very scattered.
*June: We took a break since I was so tired and getting the energy to read just wasn’t happening (there are only 4 of us in the club so when one person doesn’t finish it can take away from the discussion)
*July: Family Pieces by Misa Rush
Goodreads rating was: 3.75 stars and Book Club gave it an average of 3 stars
This book came highly recommended by a friend in my online book club so this was one of my choices that they all chose for this month. We mainly felt that the book wasn’t bad but it took a long time to actually get into the story about the puzzle pieces and we seemed to want to read more about the secondary characters and their stories, which was frustrating.
*August: Emma’s Secret by Steena Holmes
Goodreads rating was: 3.7 stars and Book Club gave it an average of 4 stars
Ok, so lets just say we really enjoyed this book, because we did but we had no idea that this is “technically” a sequel! There is no where that tells you that there is a book before this called Finding Emma. We didn’t realize this until the end of the book where there are authors notes and it says that this was written because of the feedback from Finding Emma. Now even though I felt that reading this as a standalone is ok (because of course after I had to read the first one!) and I didn’t feel that anything in Emma’s Secret was confusing or not explained, it was still a bummer for someone who likes to read books in order!
*September: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Goodreads rating was: 3.22 stars and Book Club gave it an average of 2 stars
This was just plain WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!! We all can agree that this was just wrong! You think you are getting a somewhat sweet story about a want to be wife who answered an ad, but every chapter it just got weirder. This is really all I can say!
Well those are our books! Please someone recommend some good book club choices!!! (We are reading The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman this month so hopefully I will have something good to report 😉 )