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  1. Books Lately

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    I love seeing other blogger book reports because it inspires me to try new books and really read more. Elise has some great book reports, and we have similar interests in books so I like taking her book advice. :)

    So here are books that I've been reading lately:

    The Divergent trilogy - Divergent, Insurgent, & Allegiant are the books in this series. I actually started reading them because I saw the movie and wanted to know what happened next! I really enjoyed books 1 & 2, but have mixed feelings about the third. The writer changes her style slightly for the third, writing from two points of view instead of one which I think is part of the reason I like it less. I also felt like the characters changed personalities a bit, although that would be natural considering what they go through, it felt off to me for some reason. I was not a fan of the ending, but it was written well.

    Sharp Objects - This is by the same author who wrote Gone Girl (another fantastic book) and this one was just as good. I read/watch a lot of mystery/crime stuff, so this was right up my alley. I love trying to figure out whodunnit before the author reveals it. With this one I figured it out partially, but was still surprised at the end! Great read! Couldn't put it down!

    Bringing up Bebe - Another great read. I went through this one more slowly since it's partly a story and partly parenting advice. But it totally made me want to move to France. I like a lot of the ways the French raise their kids (according to the book) and I do it similarly in a couple ways. She does compare the middle class French to more wealthy Americans, so that's not super relatable but I understood the references nonetheless.

    I've also been reading a lot of gardening books and cookbooks, some recent favorites : The Quarter-Acre Farm and The Edible Front Yard.