Week of 2/4/18-2/10/18 Weekly Book Round-Up
This is a weekly installment of bookish happenings across the collective book community.
What I’m reading:
This week I read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I’ll have a full review out this month. I bought this awhile ago and it was collecting e-dust on my audible shelf. I started it this summer, put it down and came back to it only after my husband had read this book for his office book club. I’m so glad I picked it up again. This is a witty who-done-it that doesn’t really focus on the mystery, but more on the dynamic and realistically flawed characters and the day to life interactions of mothers and fathers of school-age children. Yes, this has been adapted into a HBO series, however you should read the book first.
- This book does have trigger warnings regarding domestic violence and bullying.
Paperfruit Facebook group is having a discussion at the end of the month about this if you want to join in, feel free to follow the group. The Bookworms of The Paperfruit
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Kendra and Autumn host the podcast Reading Women. Kendra and Autumn decided to share their love of women’s literature by starting the Reading Women podcast.
In this week’s episode they discuss the following books that are written by women and these titles are relevant for #readsoullit #readingblackout
They also have an etsy shop with this adorable tote and if you click the tote it will take you there.
BookTube: This week I also read The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Here are booktube reviews you should check out, before you run out to the store. I will have a review up before the end of the month on this one, but I loved the character driven story that spans a lifetime.
New Release: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones came out on February 6, 2018
Tayari Jones’s wise and compassionate new novel, “An American Marriage,” tells us a story we think we know. Roy, a young black man, is tried and wrongly convicted of rape while his wife, Celestial, waits for his return. But Jones’s story isn’t the one we are expecting, a courtroom drama or an examination of the prison-industrial complex; instead, it is a clear vision of the quiet devastation of a family. -Stephanie Powell Watts, New York Times
In other blog pages: Portobello Book Blog
Usually Sophie Kinsella is associated with the sugary sweet chick-lit but Joanne’s review assures us that some bigger issues are coming into play within the pages of this new title.
Surprise Me will be released next week Check out Portobello Book Blog to see if this clever book will be something you’ll want to read this year.
Surprise Me is a book which can definitely be described as a really feel-good read. The author has an engaging style of writing making it easy to read and very entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed Surprise Me and won’t leave it too long before seeking out another Sophie Kinsella book. -Portobello Book Blog, Joanne