I haven’t done a book post in a long time, but I’ve read some great books lately and thought I’d share:
I couldn’t put this book down! I finished it a month before book club, and had to ask for recommendations on another book to read to fill my time because normally I’m finishing the book about 5 minutes before I leave for book club. Loved this book – the way the story is told, the history of the meaning of flowers, and the characters.
This was our book club book last month, and I put off reading it until the very last weekend. Luckily, it was a quick read, but I sobbed my way through it (in a good way). My book club told me that was probably pregnancy hormones, but I was touched by this book. Beautifully written, loveable characters, and enjoyable through and through. I am pretty critical of book endings – I often find that authors either tie things up too neatly or leave too much question with the reader – and this book lived up to my typical “the ending wasn’t as great as the rest of it” feeling, but that didn’t deter my love for this book.
Another book club success – it’s rare that we read three books we all love in a row, but we did it in September, October and November this year! I loved the setting and characters in this book – and I find modern medicine and its influence on birth fascinating (while 100% recognizing that Thomas and/or I would not be here on Earth right now without modern medicine…I still think that Thomas’s birth could have been handled differently if I’d been with my current doctor at the time, but I have come to terms with the fact that my boy needed to be born via C-Section for his health and my own) and really enjoyed how this book looked at the impact of modern medicine on small town women who have only ever known birth at the hands of a midwife.
And now that we have a break from book club reading, I’m enjoying Mary Kay Andrews’ Christmas Bliss. A light, fun Christmas-themed book – easy to pick up and put down, which is absolutely what I need in December. Mary Kay Andrews’ books usually touch on home decor and renovation, a subject I obviously love! We’ve been in the thick of updating the new house – lots of paint and lots of budgeting for upcoming bigger projects (update coming soon!), so unwinding with this book at the end of the day has been a real treat.
What are you reading right now? Any great book recommendations? As always, I keep track of the books on Good Reads – feel free to follow me there!