It’s been a good few months of reading! Something that the slow season, travels, and being pregnant with your first allows you to indulge in…
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
A decent read that flipped back and forth between Italy, Ireland and Hollywood, between several characters, and across different periods of time. At times super interesting and surprising, and at other times, long-winded and seemingly pointless. I was expecting more from this book but reached the end a little disappointed.
Z: A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
If you read and loved The Paris Wife, you’ll love this book, too! It was such an enjoyable escape of a book, one that sheds light on the fascinating life of Zelda Fitzgerald and what it was to be the wife of Scott Fitzgerald.
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
This book really got discussion going at our book club meeting. For starters, it was amazing, and easily one of my favourites. It takes place in the ’20′s (that era gets me every time) on an isolated island off the coast of Australia, following the young love of a lighthouse keeper and his wife, and the unraveling of an impossible decision made. The story is beautifully written and terribly heart wrenching (tissue alert!) and pulls you in completely.
The History Of Love by Nicole Krauss
I was immediately absorbed by this book, in spite of starting it while waiting at a busy lab for blood work. An intriguing, interesting, and surprising read, one that I highly enjoyed. At times I wondered how the various characters were connected, but the way the story wraps up in the end makes it all worth it.
Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survival, Resiliance and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
This book. It took awhile before I began it as it’s not my usual read, a book about sports, war, and prison. But this book. It was incredible and at times, incredibly hard to read. I started and finished it while on our trip to Hawaii but more than once I thought about putting it down and picking up something lighter and more beach-read like. But its fascinating and moving story of Louis Zamperini and the fact that it’s all true kept me turning the pages. Now I eagerly await the movie release later this year and hope it does it justice.