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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Book Review

Hey friends! For some odd reason I have been really unmotivated to blog lately. I'm not sure why? Maybe because I feel like nothing is going on, but I don't really know.. Since Jeremy always says the things we don't want to do are probably the things we should do, I will blog.
( no really he says this to me all the time)
So below I have made a book ratings system with 1-5 stars. I am super lame when it comes to describing things, my vocabulary just likes to stick to the basics so I thought this way you would better get the idea of how awesome or not awesome I thought the book was.
(as was pointed out by my sister in law Amy, awesome tends to be my descriptive word of choice :))
So here it is:
I have been reading a lot lately so I have a couple books to review, the first one is
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom.
This book was recommended to me by my mother in law Sandy, who is the queen bee of reading & always knows the best books! This book is a historical novel about a orphaned white girl living in limbo between slavery & freedom. The main character Lavinia is deathly loyal to her "black family" though she must integrate into her expected role as a white mistress. I loved Lavinia's character & would like to think I would have been very similar in those same conditions. There is plenty of heartbreak, surprises & unexpected love in this book. I would highly recommend reading it, though be warned it might make you shed a tear or two. That being said I rate this book:
This next book comes from recommendation of my sister in law Erin who is also an avid reader. Actually come to think of it I think all book suggestions come from either Erin or Sandy :)
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurtson.
This book also happens to be about black heritage which I enjoy very much. Don't let the strange title fool you, this is not a highly serious or religious book like I would have assumed. The story is told from the point of view of a Southern Black women Janie. She is captivating as she tells her story of love, poverty, trials & hope. I really enjoyed her hardcore attitude & thought often times this book was pretty funny/quirky. Though I have not seen it, it has also has been made into a movie featuring Halle Berry. I rate this book:
Last on the book review for today is another book from Sandy,
Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson.
As you can probably see from the cover, this isn't your happy go lucky sort of book. If you get scared easily, it will probably freak the crap out of you! hehe. It may have given me nightmares one night.... Anyways this book is about a woman who through severe trauma, has lost her long & short term memory. Every morning she wakes up not having a clue who she is. As the day goes on she learns things from her doctor, husband, friends & horrifying flashbacks. She frantically writes things down in a journal each day, to try to figure how she came to be in this situation. It's terrifying when she finds clues & realize she can't trust the people around her as someone is not telling the truth! This is suspenseful on every page, so be warned! I rate this book:
I doubt since I usually get suggestions for all books I will ever give 1 star, but hey you never know. Hopefully this is helpful to you book readers. I have plenty more I need to review but for now this is all I can handle :)


  1. LOVE THIS! I'm a total bookworm but haven't read a book for so long. That first one sounds good, I'm for sure going to read it. More suggestions/reviews please!

  2. Thank you for posting book recommendations and your ratings because I'm always looking for something new to read!