What I Read: September

What I Read: September

I made it through some well-written books this month and have a few yet to wrap up. It just feels right to savor the ones left to finish. As we transition into fall, I am looking forward to the crisp nights where nothing sounds better than a warm cup of tea and getting lost within the words on a page.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Rating: four stars

Thoughts: Entirely captivated by this story, I devoured the book in two days. At the conclusion of every chapter I remained intrigued – desperate for another clue so I could figure out what happened.

Thanks to characters with big personalities and perfectly-timed plot twists, I was left guessing right up to the end – a tell-tale sign of a great book.

While the story lines are very different, I read this book in very close proximation to The Husband’s Secret. My recommendation would be to space them out by more than a few weeks. Both of these brilliantly written books will be better for it.

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Rating: four stars

Thoughts: I added this book to my reading list without knowing a lot about it. Receiving high praise as a part of Reese’s Book Club, I decided to place a hold at the library. I’m glad I did.

A work of fiction, this book shares the story of a large family that includes one transgender child. The struggles the book depicts are not ones that are traditionally part of my day-to-day and I found it offered a beautiful perspective that left me with a lot to reflect on.

The book does what every great book should: caused me to think. The singular critique I felt while reading the book was how everything was pulled together at the end. I won’t say more for fear of giving anything away. Overall, it was a brilliantly written book.

October Reading List

Preach to Yourself by Haley Morgan

On Writing by Stephen King

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Book Club Pick)

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