Thursday, May 14, 2015

52 books in 52 weeks. April

 “So many books, so little time"
― Frank Zappa

 52 books in 52 weeks. Book reviews of: Last one home, The girl on the train, The life intended and The house on Mango Street

A book published this year   
Last one home by Debbie Macomber  ★★ (4.5)
I haven't read any book from this author before and I was really curious about this one because the story take place in Washington and I really like it.  It tells the story about the the Carter sisters: Cassie, Karen and Nichole. They drifted apart at a young age, they grew up and lost contact but life bring them together after many years.  It is an inspirational story that reminds us of hope, forgiveness, starting over and how important family is.

A popular authors first book   
The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins ★ (3)
This book is described as the next "Gone girl".  It is a suspense novel about Rachel Watson, who is unemployed and has alcohol problems and rides the train every day where she can see where she used to live.  In some way she is related to a murder while been drunk but cannot remember any details of that night.   It was a huge disappointment, I didn't find the character genuine neither likable.  After reading Big little lies this book felt poorly written. 

A book that made you cry 
The life intended by Kristin Harmel ★★ (4)
Katie's husband and the love of her life, Patrick, died 10 years ago.  She got engaged and after that she started to have vivid dreams about the life she should have had, a life where Patrick is alive.  I could not put this book down, it is a heart-wrenching tale that had me in tears more than once.  It is a great books about coping with the loss of a loved one, foster children and the life of hard of hearing persons.  I recommend it without a doubt! 

A book that came out the year you were born 
The house on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros  (2.5)
The book is about Esperanza Cordero a latina girl who moves with her family to Mango street, located in a latino neighborhood in Chicago.  The book is written in vignettes and each one tells a different story about Esperanza and her neighbors.  Even when the book open the window to the latino culture, the stories are so short that it is difficult to connect with the characters. I would not recommend this book.

Other books I have read this year:

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1 comment :

  1. It's downloading time, The Girl On The Train Audio-book is now available on AudioBooksNow.