Thursday, April 6, 2017

What I Read in March


Me Before You by JoJo Moyes: This book has been so hyped and I was so excited to finally read it.  Honestly I was a little disappointed in the story as a whole.  The writing was good, characters were interesting it was just the basis of the story that I didn't like.  I'm sure all of you know this book/movie but the premise is Will has been injured and is paralyzed.  He is depressed and feels like his life is not worth living.  Lou starts work as his aide and tries to show him that his life is worth living.  It really wasn't what I thought.  I felt like the message of the book was that life is not worth living for a person with a disability, now not everyone in the book agreed with this idea but people went along with it and it just struck me in a wrong way.  I struggled with this book because I believe that all life is important and should be treasured.  What did you think?

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman:  Since I saw the trailer for this movie I knew I had to read this book.  It was a really interesting book.  The book focused on Tom who is a war veteran who marries Isabel and takes a job maintaining a lighthouse off the coast of Australia.  The lighthouse is on an island and the boat to the mainland comes every season.  It was an interesting to think about life where they are so isolated from the rest of the world.  Tom and Isabel desperately want a child but have had a series of miscarriages.  One day a boat with a dead man and a baby washes up on shore.  Isabel convinces Tom to keep the baby as their own.  While in the mainland they meet the biological mother of the baby.  They are faced with a decision affecting the lives of four people.  This book was really interesting and made me think about decisions we make as humans and how they affect those around us even if they are originally made for good.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: For such a large book I absolutely flew through it.  It follows Cassie, a girl living in a tragic world.  The world that we know has been changed.  Aliens have "invaded" and caused the human race to be on the brink of extinction due to earthquakes, tsunamis, and disease.  She is trying to save her brother Sam.  She meets up with Evan, an unlikely alliance and they start on the journey to rescue Sam and stay alive during the 5th wave.  I really enjoyed this book.  It was so fast paced and action filled I could not put it down.

What have you been reading lately? 

2 comments:

  1. Sadly, the One Book I've
    been reading is the Bible...
    which is so lost on this
    whorizontal earth in our tragedy.

    I'd loooove for you to make it,
    however, lemme give you a hint
    BEFORE you start your journey:

    1. You gotta love God first, dear
    2. You gotta love everyone else.

    That's it.
    That's all.
    Jesus shall figure-out d'rest.

    trustNjesus.
    ALWAYS.
    God bless your indelible soul.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sadly, the One Book I've
    been reading is the Bible...
    which is so lost on this
    whorizontal earth in our tragedy.

    I'd loooove for you to make it,
    however, lemme give you a hint
    BEFORE you start your journey:

    1. You gotta love God first, dear
    2. You gotta love everyone else.

    That's it.
    That's all.
    Jesus shall figure-out d'rest.

    trustNjesus.
    ALWAYS.
    God bless your indelible soul.

    ReplyDelete