Monday, November 13, 2017

What I'm Reading

I've been enjoying a variety of books lately.  So, here's what I've been reading.

 "When We Were Worthy" showed up as a suggested read on my facebook page.  It's the story of the loss of several girls in a car accident caused by another student and how it impacts the town.  The style of writing is such that you are kept wondering what will really happen and how each persons story will play out throughout the whole book.  It was one of those books that I didn't want to put down not so much because it's a perfectly written story but rather I just wanted to find out what happened to the characters.  Overall, it was a very good read.
 I've always enjoyed the writings of Davis Bunn and this book didn't disappoint.  I will admit that it took me about 1/4 of the book to really get into it and enjoy it.  I didn't love the characters at first and had to get past that and into the meat of the story before I really wanted to finish it.  Ironiaclly, when it ended, I was disappointed that it was done and wanted more of the story.  I think that's a sign of a good book!
 "The Wild Truth" was our most recent book club book.  Honestly, I did not like this book at all.  The only reason I read it was for book club otherwise, I would have never finished.  It was not well written and the story itself was just not well told.  Yes, it is a sad story because of the abuse that takes place but just not presented well as a book.
 Jan Karon and the town of Mitford - one of my all time favorite series.  This is her latest book and it is such a treat because I thought she was done writing!  I'm about 1/4 way through this book and it is as endearing as the rest of the series.

 The two books above are the next two book club books.  I haven't even purchased them as of yet but I need to soon so I'm ready for Decembers get together!
 Lynn Austin's latest, "Where We Belong" is a book I'm also reading (Yes, I read multiple books at one time)  Lynn's writings are full of facts and information so they are not quick reads but she writes so well that you are pulled into her stories and learn to love the characters like family.
This book also showed up on my Facebook page and wow, what a story.  It's based on the true story of an adoption agency run in Tennessee and how children were basically stolen from their families and then sold into adoption to the wealthy.  It was a page turner as you learn the stories of the Characters and how they blend throughout the story.  I was so glad that I read this book and learned this piece of history - not because it was "good" but because it was eye opening.