Does anyone else love to read? Do you want to join my virtual book club?
Every once in awhile, I would love to post about some of the books I’m reading/have read. And I would love to hear your thoughts, too!
I actually did read this book for my IRL (in real life) book club. I loved it. I have no idea why the story grabbed my attention, but I couldn’t put it down. I thought Laila Ibrahim did fantastic job of developing the characters. I really felt connected to them.
The book is about two women, one is a slave and a wet nurse to her master’s daughter and the other is the daughter and her journey of growing up. I found their relationship to be so interesting. Plus the themes throughout the book were woven so well.
I recommend this book wholeheartedly.
I have no idea why I bought or read this book. But I am so glad that I did. Because it was more than just a book about midwives.
It’s about 3 generations of women and their stories. I would definitely say this is a book about family and secrets. And just being there to support each other. Each of the characters seems so complicated but doesn’t realize that everything they need is right there.
A great light read on a weekend.
Okay, so I think this book is amazing. It’s about two girls, both adopted from Korea, one living in Los Angeles, CA and the other living in London, England. Through a few twists of fate (and the magic of social media), they discover they are identical twins.
So much of this story resonated with me. It’s also a documentary (Twinsters) that I couldn’t stop watching. I don’t know if it’s because I’m adopted from Korea or if it’s just because this is an amazing story, but the book is so good and is more in-depth than the documentary.
The Museum of Extraordinary Things was another IRL book club book. I have to say that this is one of the weirdest books I have ever read. I know it’s fiction but I think there were a lot of things that actually happened in the early 1900s that was probably described accurately.
Pretty much this book is about some of the real people behind the Ripley’s Believe it or Not shows that you can see at local carnivals. I never go in to see the exhibits because it feels so wrong and disgusting. This book gives an interesting insight to it.
I can’t really say yes or no on this one. I think it’s really a personal preference.
Full confession: I only read this book because I wanted to see the mini-series that was going to be on tv. Ha! But I ended up really liking the book.
Each of these women were so strong and faced a lot of adversity. They were basically thrown to the wolves and only had each other to rely on. One of the most poignant things I found was after the space program really got big, a few of the families built houses without windows in the front, so the media couldn’t take pictures and see inside. What a life.
Really an interesting book and I really liked it. (And never actually got to see the mini-series. Ironic, huh?)