10.07.2014

i like to read.

books i have read as of late...


matt and i listened to this book on cd as we drove up to oregon this summer.  it is crazy to realize what is going on all around the world and how much these boy soldiers are going through.  it was truly an eye opener for me. 
5 out of 5.


i love this TV show, so i figured the book would be just as good.  it did not disappoint... a fun, easy read.  obviously not exactly the same as the show or movie, but along the same lines.
4 out of 5.



so far, everything i have read by liane moriarty is top notch.  she writes her stories from the perspective of several different characters.  their stories intertwine and connect, and in the end they all wrap up for a grand conclusion.  i like her style and recommend both of these books.
4.5 out of 5 


super interesting to read.  i can't even imagine feeling how she felt.  if you aren't afraid of crazy then you should read it.
4 out of 5.


loved this book.  so interesting to read different parenting styles and how the french do things.  i liked it because it was funny, witty, informative, and entertaining.  not your typical "mom" book...much better!
5 out of 5.


another book matt and i listened to on our many summer roadtrips.  matt only does non fiction books haha.  this one was really good, but kind of long.  i prefer watching the movie :)
3 out of 5.


this book was so intriguing and interesting.  it's a little heavy with swear words and intense subject matter (murders, blood, etc.) but it is quite good.  gillian flynn is a crazy human, but she sure captivates her readers.  i definitely couldn't put this one down until i knew what happened in the end.
5 out of 5.


another one we listened to in the car.  basically the story of a guy who wanted to make a difference and his journey through navy seal training and service.  it was interesting and i learned a lot.
4 out of 5.


i read this one because it is being made into a movie and i like to read books before they become movies.  it was entertaining enough... i will probably see the movie.  definitely not a must read, but if you come across it go ahead and pick it up.
3 out of 5.


i put off reading this book forever.  i just feel weird about the whole elizabeth smart story, but man it was pretty good.  she is an incredible, resilient girl, and i can't believe all she went through and all she was able to overcome.
5 out of 5. 


easy, light read.  good for a day out by the pool. 
3 out of 5.


as always, send some great book suggestions my way!

2 comments:

Lex said...

Hey, hey. Looks like you and I read books written by the same authors. ;) Have you read The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty?

Whitney said...

Gillian Flynn IS A crazy human!! Haha her books are so creepy, Dark Places messed me UP!
I loved Elizabeth Smart's book, what an amazing testimony, she is such a beautiful example!