Book Reviews: Spring 2019

It’s time for another set of book reviews! I am excited to share that I have reached and surpassed my goal of reading 12 books this year! I can’t believe that I actually completed my goal so quickly. Like I said in the previous book review post, I haven’t read for fun in so many years, so reading that many books is a big deal for me. 

I am in a book club group on Facebook and most of the books I read this season came from their suggestions. I love seeing what other people are reading, which is why I love sharing with you all what I have read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂

Before I share my reviews, I want to recommend the app Thriftbooks. A girl in my book club recommended this app to me and I can’t say enough good things about it. If you’re like me and like to have a physical copy of a book to read, you need this app in your life. I have ordered roughly 15 books since downloading the app (mostly hardcover) and have spent less than $100 total! It’s free shipping over $10 and they ship really quickly. You also can earn points and get free books. It’s amazing!  But anyway,

  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone whether single, dating, or married. It is a great tool for learning how to love someone in the right ways. It also helps you understand how you yourself want to be loved. It is great for couples to read together also!

  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

If you keep up with TV, you know that this was made into a hit series on HBO. I have not watched the show, but the book was fantastic. It’s a great story of three friends and how their lives come together and change drastically. Great for anyone who loves good suspense.

  • Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me by Ron Miscavige

I am so invested in everything dealing with Scientology. The whole organization is so interesting to me and this book just fed my curiosity. It discusses how David got to where he is as the head of Scientology and how Ron got out. I definitely recommend if this is something that interests you.

  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Wow. Kristin Hannah books were recommended in my book club and she didn’t disappoint. I love her writing style and she keeps you interested. This book is about a family who uproots and moves to an extremely small town in Alaska and has to learn how to survive. It is a very sad book and by the end, I was emotional, so I would stay away if you do not like this kind of book. But, it was so good nonetheless. 

  • The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel

This book was released as a movie a few years ago. I never saw the movie, because I’ve owned this book for several years and always wanted to read it but never did. It is about an atheist whose wife becomes a Christian and he wants to find proof that Jesus is real. The book follows his interviews with multiple scholars in the world of Christianity. It is so informative and very interesting. It was a little hard for me to follow at some points and took me longer to read than it should’ve, but I did enjoy it.

  • Verity by Colleen Hoover

This was the MOST recommended book by FAR in the book club I’m in. I kept seeing it being talked about over and over again, so I decided I better read it. It’s about a writer who is requested by another writer to finish her book series. It is a suspense and a page turner. I read it in basically 2 days. It was very good, HOWEVER, it is pretty graphic. I don’t recommend it for young readers.

  • The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn

My mom leant me this book after receiving it at her work conference. It is a very short book about a man who had a postman named Fred. Fred went out of his way to do his job in an amazing way and Mark Sanborn discusses how everyone can be a Fred. 

  • The Sun is Also a Star

This is probably my favorite book on this list. I saw this movie advertised and of course when it said that it was based on a book, I knew I had to read it. I thought the movie looked adorable and this book was just that. I absolutely loved it. It’s about a boy and a girl who meet in NYC one day by coincidence and fall in love within hours. It was such a cute, feel good, romantic book. Highly recommend. 

  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Another highly recommended book from my book club. I really can’t tell you much without giving the plot away, but Evelyn Hugo is having Monique Grant write her biography about her life and seven husbands. I liked this book a lot, however it was also pretty graphic and I don’t recommend it for young readers. 

I am so excited to read more this summer and share my thoughts with you guys!! Comment below and let me know what you’ll be reading this summer!

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