April Book Chatter

If you don’t know my background, I’m a former reading specialist.  Books are my thangggg.  Have you seen the library make over that was a much needed project in my home?  I have a problem where I go and buy the latest books. Especially the new YA books that are going to become movies. Unfortunately, I have so many books that are in the stack that still need love and attention. I just got back from our spring break in St. Thomas and was able to read 3 books while I was gone.   Also, I’m probably the only person who doesn’t have a kindle yet.  I’m just not into them.  I like to hold a “real” book and turn the pages.  The satisfaction of finishing a book and starting a new one just seems cooler with a book that you can hold in your hand.  However, then I have the problem of the space issue on my shelves.  I guess I will continue on in my non tech ways until it doesn’t work for me anymore.

Book Chatter stack of books

The first book I read was WINNERS by Danielle Steel.  When I go on vacation I like to read beachy reads that I can get through easily and quickly without much thinking.  This book was very predictable but a decent story line. The beginning starts right out with the conflict.  Lilly is a high school student training for the olympics when some of her ski team get into an accident. Her doctor, Jesse, plays a big part in her life and has some tragedy early on in the book as well. The book goes on to show how they work through these hardships. If you are looking for characters that work hard and can give you a nudge to do the same then you will like this book.  Of course you know a romance is going to be brewing if it is a Danielle Steel book. But this was a decent beach read.

I love the way BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty was written.  There are a lot of characters and I have a hard time at the beginning of books learning all the characters and how they belong in the story.  But once I get into the book and how all the characters fit then I can really get into the plot.  This book is about a group of snobby kindergarten parents and their kids and how they interact with each other throughout their first year of school.  The new parent and her son are targeted from the very beginning in a bullying situation. The book just snowballs from there. At the end of the story there is a murder and the whole book leads up to this climax in the book.  At the end of each chapter they have characters talking about different things like the murder and events that happen in the school further along in the book.  I love this part because it really keeps you reading to see what happens.  It gives you tidbits of what is to come and pushes you to keep turning the pages.  I finished this book rather quickly.  Being on vacation gave me lots of reading time that I normally don’t have.

I have finally read #GIRLBOSS written by Sophia Amoruso founder of Nasty Gal.  I loved it.  The story is actually very fascinating.  I think everyone likes it so much because it is genuine, and written so personally.  Those qualities make it very easy to read.  I really liked reading the beginning about her teenage years and how she got her start selling vintage clothes on eBay.  I think everyone thinks you have to have a 5.0, go to an ivy league school, or have a trust fund to make it.  She worked really hard and created her dream job.  There would have been no major in college designed for what she wanted to do.  Sometimes you have to create your own path and take a chance.  That’s what I liked about the book.  Not everyone has to take the same path to success and she expresses that point very well in this book.

The next book I will be reading is by my favorite author, Lisa Scottoline.  It is called MOST WANTED and comes out Tuesday, April, 12th 2016.  I read all of her books immediately when they come out.  If you haven’t read her books you need to go out immediately and reserve them at your library.  Several of my favorites are; Save Me, Every Fifteen Minutes, Keep Quiet, Look again, Don’t Go, and Come Home.   She writes on topics that are a little controversial and there is usually a thriller thrown in as well.  Leave me some comments below on books you are currently reading.  I am always looking for new books to read and of course feed my book buying obsession.

Yours Truly,

Jenn

2 Comments on April Book Chatter

  1. Michelle
    April 18, 2016 at 8:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve been dying to read Big Little Lies! It’s been sitting on my shelf for the past year I think. Glad to hear you liked it. I always struggle with the beginning of her books because of the abundance of characters and trying to figure out how they all connect. Did you read The Husband’s Secret by her? SO good.

    xo – Michelle

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    • Jennifer Ely
      April 18, 2016 at 9:34 pm (2 years ago)

      I started it and never finished it. I’m taking it on my husband’s work retreat. He’ll be working and I have a couple days by the pool to enjoy a good book and some sun. Everyone says it’s so good.
      Jenn

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