If you know me well, you know I absolutely love to read. I’m not great about always keeping a book on me but when I start a book, I struggle to put it back down.
I’m going to start reviewing the books I’ve read in a monthly post called Bathtime Book Club. Is there anything better than a good book and a hot bath? I don’t think so.
This month I’ve read 5 books that I can’t wait to share with you.
The Husband Hour – It took me a little while to get going in this book, but once I did I couldn’t put it down. It’s a story of a widow, grieving, and coming to terms with her husband’s death. It had twists I wasn’t expecting. Sometimes, it took a little while to get to those twists, some of the writing was circular but I still enjoyed the book. I would probably read it again. I would recommend it but not as a beach read, I usually want beach reads to be a book I don’t have to think too much about.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – I loved this book. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down. I found Eleanor, the main character, to be completely endearing. I found myself cheering for Eleanor and wanting only the best for her. This book is a great view into the mind of a child that has been through trauma. Helped me understand more about kids who have been through extensive trauma. The only thing I didn’t love about this book is that I felt like there could have been more. I like books that end with a bow on top. I don’t like books that end before they’re completely wrapped. I felt like this book still needs the ribbon and bow.
Heart Land – Looking for a light, easy read? This is it. A sweet story about a girl trying to find herself and ends up back in the small town where she grew up. I loved this easy read. It was sweet, heartfelt, and a fun read. This book was also very clean (not steamy reading). I actually like this would be appropriate for teens to read (moms might want to read first as I wasn’t reading with that in mind, just though it at the end). This is a perfect book for the pool, beach, road trip. You can set it down, and pick it back up easily and not forget where you were.
The Nest – I wanted to love this book, I really did. I had heard from friends it’s great, couldn’t put it down, etc. Over the last six months, I have tried to read this book a dozen times and each time, I realize, I like it less and less. I thought it was dull, hard to follow, and pretty much just not interesting. It could have been just me. I’m ok with that. I finally got about 2/3 of the way through and still didn’t want to finish it. At that point, I decided that it was no longer worth any of my time.
Sugar – I loved this book. This is a story of thinking you always wanted one thing and realizing maybe that one thing isn’t really all you want. I thought it was a sweet book, and I didn’t want to put it down. I wanted to find out what happened now. I spent most of the book wanting Charlie, the main character, to realize her value. This is a great spring read and I loved the insight into restaurant kitchens.