While I was away, I had a lot of time to read. I mean, travel/transit time alone to get from the U.S. to Paraguay was 24 hours. While we were there, we rarely used the WiFi because it was SO SLOW. So we read instead…which means I was able to read 3 books in 3 weeks! That was my goal before I left, and I’m glad I got to read because in my everyday life I definitely don’t read enough.
It felt nice to be disconnected from the online world and just be able to relax and read. For a few days after I got back, I didn’t even open my laptop because I was still enjoying being offline.
I wanted to write up book reviews of what I read, in case you’re curious and need a new book to read!
THE HUSBAND’S SECRET
The Husband’s Secret
Amazon Summary: Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive…
Thoughts: I saw this book on another blogger’s reading list and was intrigued. The story follows various characters who are all somehow connected & their stories intertwine. Some parts were a bit slow but it definitely picked up towards the end.
Overall Grade: B+
Amazon Summary: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.
Thoughts: I loved this book. I have loved all of Dan Brown’s book and this one did not disappoint. It also gets you thinking about certain topics…
It was definitely a page turner and I couldn’t wait to get to the end. Some parts dragged a bit when it came to describing historical artwork and buildings, but if you’re into that kind of stuff then I’m sure it won’t drag for you!
Overall Grade: A
FIFTY SHADES FREED
Fifty Shades Freed
Amazon Summary: Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.
Thoughts: Okay, okay please don’t judge me…I only brought 2 books with me and this happened to be in my backpack so I figured why not. I had already read the first 2. It’s an easy read that is perfect for the beach or traveling! (yes I’ll keep telling myself that). No really though, it wasn’t all that bad. I actually liked this book the best I think out of all of them because there was a little mystery/thriller action going on. The writing isn’t the greatest. Honestly, some chapters I was thinking “A 5th grader could write these sentences.” But whatever…
Also, I’m kind of curious as to how they are going to turn these books into movies without them being……ya know….
Overall Grade: C+
So now that I read these, I’m onto some new books! My library was giving away advanced copies of books yesterday and I picked on up by Jodi Picoult that won’t be out until October. I’m excited to read it! I need to try to read more often as opposed to ending every night watching Netflix.
Do you make time to read?
Are you interested in seeing Fifty Shades Of Grey in theaters?
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