Thursday, June 11, 2015

52 books in 52 weeks. May

Keep reading books, but remember that a book is only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself  — Maxim Gorky

52 books in 52 weeks. Book reviews of: What she left behind, The husband's secret, Yes please and Everything I never told you.

A book from the bottom of my to-read list  
What she left behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman  (4)
The story is told by two characters, one in the present, Izzy a foster child in the 1990's and one in the past, Clara a patient at Willard State in 1930.  The book describe in detail the treatments used in patients in the early 20th century for mental illness in the Willard asylum and the lack of rights of the woman at that time. 
The best and strongest part of the book is told by Clara, her character was my favorite. I found an article about suitcases found at the Willard Asylum, which I recommend to read after the book.  

A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet  
The husband's secret by Liane Moriarty ★ (3)
The premise of this book is what will you do if you find a letter from your husband that you are suppose to read after his dead?
For me it was one of those books you don't want to put back, but that aren't exactly good.  I didn't dislike the book but is not the best one from Liane.

A book based on or turned into a TV show
Yes please by Amy Poehler  (4)
I love this book, It is written in a way that I felt that I went to have a coffee with my friend Amy and she told me everything about her life: how her career started, her struggles and what makes her happy.  If you are a fan or Parks and recreation I am sure you will love it, I am not and still I really like it.

A book with bad reviews
Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng ★ (3)
The book is set in the 70's and it is about the Lee's family, a multicultural family (Chinese father, white mother, mixed-race children) living in a small Midwestern college town.   It is a dysfunctional family that have kept many secrets and untold stories for many years, secrets become demons.
The books show us the felling of been misplaced within your own country but mainly it is about parents that are trying to relive their ambitions though their daughter.  It is a sad book, I do not recommend it.

Other books I have read this year: 
52 books in 52 weeks. April52 books in 52 weeks. March     

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  1. What She Left Behind sounds really interesting! I'm adding that to my TBR list. Everything I Never Told You is my book club book this month... bummer you didn't like it!

    1. I hope you like it! It is a good choice for a book club because there are many things that can be discuss.