I am back with a review which took me a month to write because I needed to gather the broken pieces of my heart. (Yes, I’m a drama queen; what about it?)
Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely fine
Author: Gail Honeyman
Synopsis: Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they had been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond’s big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. If she does, she’ll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all. (Goodreads)
Rating: 5 heartbreaking stars.
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Welcome to WWW Wednesday! I have seen this tag around and thought the prompts were easy enough and a good way of keeping you updated with my former, present and next reads, so I decided to give it a try. This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Enjoy!
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
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Blurb from Goodreads: “Cinder trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter anothefr when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner. “
Rating: 4/5 stars
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This was long overdue and it took me longer than I thought but I’m finally putting up my review for Becoming by former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Robinson-Obama. I had to gather all my thoughts and my overpouring of love for this book. This review is a little different than others because this book really hit home for me.
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.
Synopsis: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. (Goodreads)
Rating: FIVE SPECTACULAR STARS
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Hello everyone! I came back from holiday and this is the book I took with me and read on my journey; so I didn’t read it in one-sitting but you definitely should because once you’re in it, there’s no turning back.
Synopsis: Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first. (From Goodreads)
Published: September 29th 2015 by Henry Holt and Company (first published July 28th 2015)
Read: From July 6th to 24th 2016
Review: 5/5 Stars
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